Travelling is wonderful, but packing can be a pain. It’s easy to remember toiletries and extra underwear, but when it comes to setting up a wardrobe, deciding what to add to your suitcase can be overwhelming.
When you pack, you have to consider so many different aspects of your travel. You’ll need to bring specific items for the activities that you plan to do. You also have to consider the weather conditions. With so many moving parts in the packing machine, it’s easy to forget a thing or two along the way.
Forgetting what to pack is a real headache
As someone who has traveled and moved a great deal, I have forgotten my fair share of items over the years. Once, I was in the middle of a cross-country move. All of my stuff, save for one suitcase, had been loaded onto the moving truck. Then, I received an invitation to an out-of-state conference. I thought that I had been clever by setting aside a professional outfit just in case something business-related came up, but I completely forgot about shoes! An eleventh-hour shopping trip ensued.
Another time, I was working overseas for the summer. I remembered to bring everything except a small bag for outings. All I had with me was a suitcase and a backpack. I ended up using plastic grocery bags as my purse for a large chunk of the trip. This was not a good look for me.
Packr takes the guesswork out of creating a packing checklist
The Packr app helps you figure out what you need to bring with you based on your destination and what you’re planning to do.
In addition to telling you what to bring, the app also gives you the option to create to-do lists in advance of your trip. This can help you keep track of paperwork, vaccinations, and other logistical items that you need to complete before you go.
Getting started with Packr is easy
You naturally want an app focused on creating a checklist to be easy to use, and Packr doesn’t disappoint.
1. Plan your trip
Before you set up a checklist, you can input information about your destination. Click on the red plus sign icon to add a trip. If you have a busy travel schedule, you can create multiple trips in the app.
2. Tell Packr where you’re going and when
Highlight the dates on the calendar on which you intend to travel. When you enter the date and location, Packr pulls data about the weather at your destination. As you get closer to your travel dates, the app updates your trip’s weather forecast with the latest information.
You can also indicate whether you will be traveling for business or leisure at this stage.
3. Add details about your activities
At the bottom of the calendar page, you will notice an option that says, “Select activities.” Click on that to provide even more details about the nature of your travel.
The app takes into account your accommodations, transportation, and specific activities that you plan to do. Choose from the 24 pre-defined activities in the app to start your list.
Camping with your family in the mountains will require a different list than staying in a hotel for a business conference. Your in-flight needs are different from the things you might want on a train. Packr helps you stay organized as you navigate different settings on your journey.
4. Generate a packing list
You can create and view your packing list by selecting the trip that you want to see from the “Next Trips” page. The top of the screen shows you a projected forecast for each day of your travel. Based on that information and the nature of your travel, Packr will generate a list for you.
Click on the arrows beside each item to view the full list for each category.
If you need to create additional reminders or want to make a list on your own, you can also do that by selecting the “Customize lists” option at the bottom of your packing checklist. You can also select the plus sign on the packing list to add individual items.
Packr is a traveler’s best friend
Regardless of where you’re going and why, the Packr app makes it easy to pack your bags. You’ll be able to spend more time enjoying your trip and less time (and money) replacing forgotten items.
Packr is currently available for iOS devices. You can download it for free to access the basic features, and for $1.99 you can get an ad-free experience with faster loading times and additional features.
Put the Packr – Travel Packing Checklist to work for you.
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