Regardless of how neat and methodical you are, there are always items and things a person will forget to add in his bag before he leaves the house. It can be heart wrenching when you realize too late that you have forgotten something. But the items you forget do not define your journey and do not have to ruin your fun; with some smart thinking you can always make do.
Make sure everything about your finances is sorted. If you are making use of cards, include them in luggage that you are sure you will not forget. There are many legal documents and papers that need to be in order. Most people who are traveling for work assume that it is no different from going on a vacation but this is not the case. If you are migrating you can check with the local migration agent about all the essentials you need.
If you are traveling for the purpose of studies then you should refer to immigration consultants and ensure your documents are in order. Leaving for work or studies; bathroom items are something a person constantly forgets. It does not matter if it is your toothbrush or your beauty creams, one of them is always forgotten and the realization hits you too late. Many put it down to the fact that the items are kept in the bathroom which makes it easy for us to oversee them. Thankfully though, many hotels have noticed the trend and give away such items without a fee. If the item is not available, one call to the front desk is guaranteed to settle the problem. Most airplanes also offer commodity kits with essentials like a toothbrush, shaving cream and razors on the flight. If you need shaving cream and you are in a pinch, an excellent DIY option is to either take advantage of conditioner or use soap to make lather.
Meanwhile forgetting something like your contacts or your spectacles is much more difficult to replace. If you happen to have your prescription when you are abroad then you might be able to have a pair of spectacles or contact lenses made for you, but if you do not have them you are bound to be in a bit of a spot.
Phone or laptop chargers also rank high with the items people forget on a routine basis. This is not as difficult to replace as the above problems. With the wide range of electronic devices available, one should be able to purchase a charger for a low fee from any electronic store in either the airport or a store in the country.