How to Pack Like a Pro for Your Next Beach Vacation


How to Pack Like a Pro for Your Next Beach Vacation

Vacation is fun, but packing for vacation is not fun. However, with a few tricks you can making packing for your next Ocean Isle Beach vacation a breeze. Whether you are coming for a few days or a couple of weeks, there is an art to packing. This week we have gathered some of the best tips and tricks from seasoned travelers that are sure to make your packing a little bit less stressful. All you need to do now is pick your vacation home! 

Create an itinerary  

Having an itinerary of everything you want to do on vacation is a great idea. After all, there is no point wasting space packing snorkeling gear if you have no plans to go snorkeling. Sure, you want to have some flexibility, but you also want to have a plan. In our previous blog post we talked about planning your vacation, and that includes planning activities. That list of activities will help you with your packing plan. 

Make a list

Before heading anywhere, do yourself a favor and take the time to actually sit down and think about your Ocean Isle Beach vacation. Start by checking the weather. This will largely dictate what items you should pack and prevent you from packing non-essentials. Just remember that the beach can be hot during the day and cool at night. Make note of how many days you’ll be traveling and how many nights you’ll be sleeping away from home. 

Consider how you will be spending your vacation and what activities you will be doing. How often will you change locations? Visualize the different scenarios you’ll be dressing for. Kayaking, cycling, fishing or just relaxing on the beach all require different outfits and accessories. 

Review our previous posts

When making your list, you might have questions about what you'll need to bring on your Ocean Isle Beach vacation. The good news is we have a great blog post that will help answer all those questions. Check it out: Everything You Need to Bring on Your Ocean Isle Beach Vacation. 

Pack in cubes

Seasoned travelers know the benefits of using packing cubes. For one thing, you will be shocked how much space you'll save. Another great feature is you can pack according to your style, activity or any number of ways. I like to pack all my bathing suits and active wear in the same cube. T-shirts all fit into one cube. Shoes in another. You get the idea – cubes make organization a snap. 

Pack by outfit

There is nothing worse than packing a bunch of clothes that you never wear. One way to avoid this is by packing by outfit. Plan each day's outfit and then pack that particular outfit. This way you aren't just packing what you think you might wear, but packing what you actually will wear on your Ocean Isle Beach vacation.

Roll don't fold

Mothers everywhere will cringe when they hear this, but it is true, rolling your clothes is a far better idea than folding clothes. There are two great things that happen when you roll your clothes. First, you end up with fewer wrinkles in your clothes. Secondly, you can fit a lot more clothes in the same space. 

Combine common toiletries 

If you are traveling with kids (or even with your spouse) take a good look at your toiletries. If there are common items that you only need one of then pick which one of you will bring that particular item. For example, dad and son can share shaving cream or mom and daughter can share shampoo. Every family and situation is different, but this can be a particularly helpful if you are flying or if space is at a premium. 


Well now that you are all packed, all that is left to do is book your late fall or summer 2021 Ocean Isle Beach vacation. Ok, ok, we know we got that backwards. Planning your beach vacation has never been easier. Give one of our friendly reservationists a call today at 800-727-9222 or click the button below to see all of our current vacation homes. 

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