Packing for procrastinators

Packing for procrastinators

I've made life easier for you by writing up this procrastinators guide to packing because I always wait for last minute and instead writing this list for us.

I literally hate packing and I always end up packing last minute. LIKE LITERALLY a couple hours before. I travel backpacker style and I travel light. I am trying to be more proactive so that I can calm myself and be prepared. So this time I am packing 30 hours before my trip is set to go!!!! Well no not really, I am writing this post instead of packing but it will save you time...

Go me!!!!

This time I get paid luggage (woot woot moving up in the world ) and need to look like a professional and not a dirty backpacker, which honestly makes me sad cause I love the dirty backpacker life. But hey thatโ€™s the trade off for attempting to adult and go on work trips โ€ฆ.

Please take in mind that I am pretty low maintenance when it comes to dressing so take my suggestions as the minimal approach for clothes

So here is my checklist I am writing for myself and sharing with you exploradorx ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Travel List

Research Before Hand

  • Do you need a travel visa?
  • Will you need an international license?
  • Do you have the best international travel license?
  • Is your passport valid and have min 6 months?
  • What is the wattage in the country(ies) you are going to?
  • Did I look up a potential list of places to visit?
  • Is this a solo travel-friendly or only friends?
  • Are there back up restaurants to fit your food restrictions?
  • How will you get around for transportation?
  • Will I be just carrying on luggage or checking?
  • Will this luggage be easy to carry while I travel?

To Do beforehand

  • Notify Credit Card companies on travel
  • Passport at Hand
  • State ID or License
  • Student IDs
  • Get some starter currency
  • Make a list of places you want to see
  • Make a google map of places to visit


  • Laptop
  • Laptop Charger
  • Camera
  • Camera Charger & Battery
  • Portable Charger
  • Smart Phone
  • Smart Phone Chargers
  • Watt Converters
  • Headphones
  • Optional: Tablet
  • Optional: Kindle
  • Optional: FitBit

Toiletries (less than 3 ounces)

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Liquid Bottled Soap
  • Facial Wash
  • Travel Toothbrush
  • Travel Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Pocket Tissues
  • Wet Wipes
  • Floss
  • Deoderant
  • Clear Toiletry Bag

My Brown Girl Necessities (applicable to non-brown girls too!)

  • Makeup Wipes
  • Black Waterproof Eyeliner
  • Eyebrow Gel
  • Lipsticks in decent shades (minimum 3)
  • Lip Balm
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Eye Primer
  • Eyeshadow Palette
  • Makeup Brushes
  • Dry Shampoo
  • Curl Cream
  • Pony Tails (min 5)
  • Curl Serum
  • Hair Brush(es)
  • Headband
  • Bobby Pins
  • Hair Clip


  • Abreva
  • Alka-Selzer
  • Melatonin
  • Dramamine
  • Benadryl
  • Acetaminophen
  • Midol - PMS medication
  • Prescription Medications up to date
  • Emergency Medications


  • 3 Professional outfits
  • 4 Casual Shirts
  • 3 sweaters
  • 3 Pants
  • Belt
  • 1 Dinner Dress
  • 1 Casual Dress
  • 1 Party Dress
  • 2 Boots
  • 1 Flats
  • 7 Underwear
  • 3 Pairs of Bras
  • 5 socks
  • Sneakers
  • Active Wear
  • Bathing Suit (always duh hotels you never know)
  • Flip Flops
  • Optional: Bathing Suit Coverup
  • Optional: Winter Coat
  • Optional: Light Fall Coat
  • Optional:Winter Boots
  • Optional: Gloves


  • Water Bottle
  • Tripod
  • Blanket
  • Travel Pillow
  • Snuggie
  • Towel
  • Facial Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Bug Spray
  • Sun Screen
  • Optional: Condoms
  • Optional: Tampons, Pads, Menstrual Cup

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Growing up as a low-income first-gen Valerie never imagined being able to see 20 countries since 2012. She aims to inspire, create dialogue, and cultural exchange through Part Time Exploradora.

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