Planning an extended vacation can be a stressful experience, but if done right, then you stand to enjoy a couple of weeks away from a healthy life in your destination of choice. All of that stress can come crashing in again during your trip if you suddenly realize that you forgot to stock up on some of the essentials.

Running around trying to find these items can put a real damper on your vacation, and if you are staying in a touristy town, chances are you will end up spending way more than you would have back home. All in all, it is much better to ensure that you have everything you need before your departure. To help you along, here are a few things you don’t want to leave out of your suitcase.

What To Stock Up On Before Your Next Long Trip
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Eye Care Essentials
Wearers of contact lenses know firsthand how difficult it can be to open a box of lenses only to discover that it is empty. While this can be an irritating occurrence when you are at home, it can end up being much worse when you are abroad. Not only do you lack the convenience of popping down to your optometrist to pick up some new lenses, but you also can’t even have some shipped to you from an online supplier.

Make sure to get in touch with a trusted contact lens supplier like Urban Optique to restock your lenses before your travels. While you are at it, be sure to check your supply of contact lens solution as well.

Wash Kit Basics
When you are away from home, you still like to take a bit of your routine with you. Things like your shampoo and conditioner of choice aren’t items that you generally like to be without. If you are attempting to pack light and don’t’ want to bring along any big, bulky bottles, you can use clear travel bottles to store your toiletries and, at the same time, know exactly how much product you have packed.

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Other things that fall into this category may include lotions, deodorant, and makeup. Take the time to tally up your inventory of these wash kit basics so that you don’t wind up having to hunt down your preferred products when you should be lounging by the pool.

Clothes
This might sound like an all too obvious thing, but often people who are taking extended vacations tend to leave out essential clothing items when packing in the name of trying to pack light. While bringing too much stuff can be an issue, you don’t want to skimp on the essentials like socks, underwear, and t-shirts, especially when you know that you won’t have access to washing facilities. Packing some travel detergent to rinse your underwear in the sink is a good way to ensure that you won’t run out of your essentials.

Keep a detailed list of the number of things you will need and use that to ensure that you don’t pack too much or too little of the more essential clothing items.

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