One of the worst feelings is that moment when you’ve checked into your flight, gone through that painstaking security, rushed to your gate, waited for what feels like forever, boarded the plane, found your seat, and then frantically remembered that you left your headphones on the kitchen table at your house! If only you had had some checklist of things not to forget to pack as you prepared your dusty suitcase the night before. Oh wait, here ya go!

Below is a list of 41 things that you shouldn’t forget to pack when you go on your next adventure.

  1. whatever keeps you comfy on your flight or drive (sweatshirt, comfy shoes, blanket, neck pillow)
  2. all around, weather clothes (sweatshirt, long-sleeved t-shirt, skirt, shorts, jeans, eveningwear)
  3. pjs, socks, underwear
  4. shoes: walking shoes, flip-flops, dress shoes
  5. bathing suit
  6. swimming goggles
  7. belt
  8. hat/scarf/gloves
  9. glasses/contacts
  10. sunglasses
  11. personal hygiene products: deodorant, toothbrush, razor, toothpaste, hairbrush/comb, mirror
  12. lip balm
  13. make-up and remover
  14. first aid supplies
  15. hand sanitizer/wet wipes
  16. stain remover/sewing kit
  17. nail clippers and tweezers
  18. prescriptions/pain killers
  19. sunscreen/sunburn relief
  20. insect repellent
  21. camera
  22. a good pen
  23. notebook
  24. good reading book
  25. deck of cards/travel games
  26. downloaded music
  27. headphones
  28. computer/eReader
  29. flash drive
  30. memory card
  31. portable USB battery (multi-charger)
  32. Portable phone charger
  33. cash- avoid atm fees
  34. flashlight
  35. padlock
  36. knife/tools/compass/whistle
  37. space for holiday purchases
  38. travel documents/passport/itinerary/tickets
  39. map
  40. water bottle
  41. SNACKS

Remember: not all these things can go in your carry-on bag, so plan accordingly.