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Remember to bring all medications and/or prescriptions you are currently taking. If flying, keep them in your carry-on, not in your checked luggage. (Prescription medications are allowed in carry-on bags, with some restrictions.) If possible, also bring along a quick, written synopsis of your recent medical history.

Pack rolled socks inside your shoes to save space and keep your shoes in shape.

Always pack creams or liquids in a sealed plastic bag so they won’t leak and ruin your clothing and other items in your suitcase. 

To avoid wrinkling, try rolling instead of folding. Tightly rolled  garments are less likely to wrinkle and also take up less space.

If you wear corrective lenses, pack an extra pair of glasses or contacts. If you wear dentures and have a second set, pack the extra set... just in case. 

Getting ready for a vacation can be exciting and a lot of fun. But it takes some planning and organization as well, and that can get a little stressful. If you are like a lot of people, packing your suitcase is one of your most challenging travel preparations. It is probably best to start with a checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything. 

Here are some other ideas you might want to think about when packing your suitcase:

Packing Your Suitcase