Prevent Packing Pitfalls

Prevent Packing Pitfalls

Get organized and make preparing for your trip a snap!

It never fails. I make a packing list, either hand-written or by spreadsheet, yet I still manage to forget something. Or worse, leave something behind AT THE HOTEL ROOM! So recently, I learned about Packing Apps (“there’s an app for that!”) and thought I should check them out since I always have a device in my hands anyway…

Packing Pro: This super-enhanced mobile travel app with customizable packing lists. Sync on other devices and share with your travel #sightseeingsidekick companions. Edit your list by sorting, deleting, renaming, or reordering categories and items. Sort items to prioritize, categorize or itemize. Show only things that are packed, unpacked, or both. Filter items based on the need to buy and by person or bag. Add images and alerts. Share the email packing checklist and print it too.

Pack Point: Generates a custom packing list after completing information, like destination, how long you are staying, why you are traveling, and more. Pack Point will assemble a packing list that considers warm or cold weather clothes, activities, and business or leisure travels. Modify the number of items (more shirts, fewer pants), add or hide unnecessary things and check off items as these are packed. Then, share the list with your travel #sightseeingsidekick companions.

Pack Travel Packing List: Much like Pack Point, Pack Travel generates a packing list after you answer questions about a travel destination. With 24 pre-defined activities, it customizes your experience. Travel often? The app adjusts your list based on previous trips. Your list can synchronize on all devices, share the packing checklist with your travel #sightseeingsidekick companions, and print it.

Stylebook: This is a slightly different app than the others listed. Fashionistas, this one is for you. It’s closet manager, wardrobe organizer, and creates packing lists TOO! Set up reminders about your trip, such as activities, weather, and destination. Plan complete outfits, as well as individual clothing items. Archive past packing lists for reminders about which articles or outfits worked or did not from previous travels. Check off items while packing, create infographics and printable checklists, and share travel items or outfits via social media platforms.


Make your packing list early. Check the weather for where you will be, generate your packing list, and review it well before packing your bags. Whether packing for a week or more vacation or a weekend getaway, a packing list can help you pack smartly to travel confidently.

Rebecca is the founder of Sightseeing Sidekick travel blog and the publisher of both a lifestyle and a bridal magazine. Living in Northern Virginia, she’s a 50+ mother and grandmother who started travel blogging to share her “new to her” experiences as she has more time to travel. She hopes to “inspire women who previously may not have been able to travel due to career or family obligations to plan, sightsee, and create memories.” You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube