Even though the photos have nothing to do with today's post...I like them
When packing, think about including hand washable, quick dry fabrics. Maybe you can pack less items that way. Or if something gets dirty, it's an easy fix. Even better are those that need no ironing.
Take a couple of plastic hangers to hang up those wet items.
Always throw in some empty one gallon resealable bags. Uses are many, including food (which is really what they were intended for), wet swimsuits, sea shells, maps, souvenirs, camera when at the beach, glasses...on and on. Don't forget to take a couple of plastic forks, spoons, and knives. You would be amazed how often these come in handy.
Purchase an inexpensive pair of flip-flops. Use them as slippers, at the beach, walking down the hall or anywhere you don't want to be barefoot.
Keep an "emergency kit" in your luggage. Some items might include ear plugs, tiny flashlight, band aids, anti-bacterial cream, safety pins, duct tape wrapped around a straw, or alcohol wipes.