Things You Should Never Pack for a Vacation

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Going on a trip requires packing a certain number of things that you’ll need while you’re there. Often, people find that they have overpacked and wind up clogging up space in their suitcases with things they don’t need. Experts say to leave these things at home.
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Liquor

Not only could the bottles break, soaking all of your other belongings, but you could be in trouble going through customs or security with those items in your suitcase.
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Sunscreen

The experts say to buy sunscreen when you get there. You can’t bring a large enough bottle to make it through security and the air pressure during your flight could cause the bottle to explode.
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Valuables

Unless they are labeled with your contact info, you could end up losing a very pricey electronic device or other item. If you must bring it, make sure you put your name and phone number so you can get it back if it gets lost.
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Irreplacable Items

You only have one of Grandma’s wedding rings so why chance it? Leave anything that cannot be replaced at home.
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Individual Bags

Traveling with someone? Consider packing everyone’s items into as few bags as possible. This will save you money and you won’t have to worry about finding and carrying so many suitcases.
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Extra Shoes

Most packing experts say to wear a pair and pack a pair. Choose the ones that go with all of your clothes to save time and prevent worry about having a bag that’s too heavy.
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Hair Dryer

Any good hotel is going to have a hair dryer in each room so there’s no reason you need to bring one with you.
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Maybe Clothes

Don’t pack clothes you probably won’t need. Many people take an extra outfit or two, “just in case.” Statistics show that most people don’t end up needing them.
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Extra Credit Cards

You only need one and bringing too many just means you have to keep track of them and if your bag or purse is stolen, you have a lot more hassle on your hands.
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Books

Books weigh a lot and could cost you a ton of money if you have to pay extra for a bag that’s too heavy. You can pick up a book or magazine anywhere so choose one when you get where you’re going.
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