What you pack before you leave on a trip isn’t absolute – it’s not like you’ve only got one chance to get it right or face catastrophe. People wear clothes and use toothpaste all over the world, you’ll find any essential items at stores no matter where your flight happens to land. Take Only What You Need – It seems basic, but what are the things you’ll use more than once on a 1 week trip? – It seems basic, but what are the things you’ll use more than once on a 1 week trip? If you’re packing to bring home with you, it’s possible you could be missing out on seeing anything else, and carrying more baggage than you think.