Budget-Friendly Packing Tips

Budget-Friendly Packing Tips

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Budget-Friendly Packing Tips

With limited international and long-distance travel, now is the perfect time for a staycation!

With the right safety measures in place, local travel and ‘staycations’ are the perfect way to explore and scratch that wanderlust itch. Here are some of our tips on how you can utilize your packing to perfectly fit your travel budget.

Create a list

Creating a packing list will not only help keep you organized and ready to go, but it will also reduce your tendencies of overpacking. Make a list separated into categories, from essentials like your clothing, to wants such as your favorite perfume. If you don’t have the time to write out a list, you can download this one instead.

Limit yourself to only packing one bag

While creating a list can help you avoid overpacking, only having one suitcase open will help you visualize just how much you’re able to pack and how to maximize the space. While local travel and staycations will likely be your option of choosing, packing too much may cause you to have extra weight on your car, which means more gas will need to be used and more expenses to be accounted for. If limiting how much you bring still leaves you with concerns on gas mileage, check out some of these tips on how to increase your gas mileage. Limiting yourself to just one suitcase will not only help you stay on budget, but it will also save you time packing!

Know your budget

Last but certainly not least, it’s important to know exactly what your budget is and set goals to help you stick to it. This means tracking every unexpected expense, including security deposits at a hotel or souvenirs. One way you can successfully track your spending is by signing up for a financial institution with online banking. This will allow you to see exactly how much money you’re spending along the way. Tracking your spending is not only helpful when planning a budgeted trip, but it can also create healthy financial habits in the long-term as well.

With the right precautions, you can still make this summer a great one. Now it’s time to get out there and explore your city!

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