Whether you have to travel for work or just get a little homesick when you are away from the comforts of home on vacation, there are ways to take a little piece of home with you wherever you go. Especially if you are a homebody, having something that makes you feel at home is essential, so you can take care of business or properly relax while you are away. Here are a few things that pack away in a suitcase that will make you feel like you are carrying your whole house with you.
The Smells of Home
Smell is an important sense when it comes to memory and emotional well-being. If you use a certain scent or spray in your home, buy a travel version of that candle or spray to take with you. When you arrive to your destination, fill your hotel with that scent and subconsciously you’ll feel more at ease with every inhale. If you miss your partner while you are away, take a shirt of theirs or spritz some of their perfume or cologne on some fabric so you’ll always feel like they are right there with you.
An easy way to take your family and home with you is through pictures. Buy a few little picture frames that will travel well and fill them good memories and people who matter most. You can prop these up around your nightstand or dresser and smile when you look at them. Keep these in your suitcase so you’ll always have them with you, without having to think about packing them on your trip.
Snacks and Drinks
If you are accustomed to having a specific breakfast bar or midnight snack at home, bring it with you on the road. Having these little snacks will give you the comforts of home and you won’t feel like you are disrupting your schedule as much. Hotel living can be tough, especially when you are by yourself, so anything you can do to take the pressure off of foraging for snacks and drinks will make your stay easier.
While shopping in the travel section of the store for little 3-ounce bottles of shampoo and moisturizer is easy and convenient, they aren’t the usual grooming products your face and body are used to. With a little more planning ahead, you can carry your whole bathroom with you on the road. Take your shower gel that smells like a lavender field with you along with the shampoo that makes your hair bounce with confidence. Don’t rely on the hotel potions and lotions, it’s just another way to feel out of your element which can be disorientating for your inner mind.
Travel can be a lot without missing home sweet home on top of it. Learn how to take all the securities and habits of home with you and it will make adventuring a lot easier. Trying some of these will make your trip a breeze and you’ll be back in your favorite pajamas before you can say, “there’s no place like home.”