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Top 3 Vacation Packing Tips

Planning a vacation can be a daunting task, especially when you have an entire family to think about. A great way to take some of the stress out of the process is by learning to pack efficiently. If you plan for every eventuality and pack your bags accordingly, you can eliminate stress and enjoy your travels. Follow these tips put together by your friends at Empire Rent A Car and then look to us for all of your rental car needs.

How to Pack Efficiently

1. Check (and Recheck) the Weather

Before you hit the road, learn as much as you can about the weather forecast at your destination. After all, planning a trip to a warm destination does not guarantee sunshine and the last thing you want to do is spend money on warmer clothes or rain gear once you get there. By planning ahead, you’ll not only save yourself money but you also won’t have to waste a day of your vacation shopping for weather appropriate clothes!

2. Plan Activities

Vacations are a fun time to be spontaneous but, in order to be prepared, it’s best to at least have an idea of what activities you’ll be doing. Make a list of each activity and what clothes or equipment you’ll need to do them. This list should include clothing for dining out in nice restaurants, or for attending special events. Some activities, like scuba diving, rock climbing, and skiing, require special equipment, so find out how much it costs to rent the equipment as it might be cheaper than paying baggage or shipping fees.

3. Reuse Outfits

Finally, the best way to pack efficiently is by packing items that can be worn more than once. For example, if you pack a jacket, make sure it can be worn with every shirt you take. Also, when coordinating, pack thin layers of clothing instead of bulky sweaters and coats. Packing clothes that can be layered also gives you more options if the weather changes unexpectedly.

Now that you know how to pack efficiently, contact Empire Rent A Car to book a reliable and affordable rental car for your trip. Contact us at (800) 750-8782 for more information or to make a reservation or book online anytime. Empire Rent A Car proudly serves Flushing, Queens, Brooklyn, BronxCollege PointLong Island CityFloral Park, and the surrounding areas.