The Essential Printable Blank Packing List

Traveling requires solid planning; your packing list is the cornerstone of being travel-ready. Whether you’re setting out for a business trip, a romantic weekend, or a leisurely vacation, a blank packing list is your template to customize your packing.

A good packing list helps you make sure you remember to pack everything you need and also serves as a checklist to prevent overpacking.

A blank packing list is a canvas you can make into whatever you need for the kind and length of trip you’re going on.

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Why you need a printable blank packing list

Before you start filling your suitcase, you’ll want to make out a packing list as you think through what you will need on your trip. A printable blank packing list is a great thing to have in your travel toolbox.

Fully customizable for each trip

A printable blank packing list is a versatile tool that you can adapt to any trip you’re planning. Whether you’re heading to the beach or a business conference, you can tailor the list to include items specific to your trip length, destination, and planned activities. 

Instead of trying to edit a one-size-fits-all checklist, a blank template can help you create your perfect packing routine.


Using a printable packing list is a cost-effective help for managing your travel prep.

  • No specialized apps are needed. It’s a one-time purchase and then you can use it again and again for each trip.
  • Creating a packing list helps you remember everything you need for your trip so that you don’t have to buy anything when you arrive.
  • Use it as a checklist to help you remember what you packed so you don’t forget to bring it back with you.

The perfect blank printable packing lists

A well-thought-out packing list can transform your travel experience. The Plan, Ready, Go blank printable packing lists are perfect for any kind of trip. You get two styles of packing lists in both color and greyscale (US letter size, 8.5” x 11”).

The first style has pre-filled packing categories: toiletries, clothing, technology, and miscellaneous. The second style has blank categories so that you can create your own categories for how you like to pack and stay organized.

There’s plenty of room to punch holes in the printable so that you can add it to your trip planner or binder.

Check out the Plan, Ready, Go printable plank packing lists on Etsy.

Prefer to use a digital template when you pack? See the Plan, Ready, Go packing list Google sheet template here.

Tips for using your printable packing list

For longer trips or trips that require more specialized gear, make a couple of copies of the lists with blank categories so you have plenty of room to add everything you need in multiple categories. Print front and back to save paper.

Here are a few examples of packing categories you might use.

  • Clothing
  • Toiletries
  • Electronics
  • Important documents
  • Health and beauty
  • Tech & gear

Bring your completed packing lists with you on your trip so that you make sure you bring back everything with you that you packed for your trip.

Hole-punch your packing list and add it to your trip planner so you can add items as you plan your trip.

A good blank printable packing list is a game-changer for any traveler. It’s a great tool to help ensure you never leave a travel essential behind. So, print it out, fill it in, and get packing! 

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