Suitcase packing does involve some degree of artistic and scientific approaches that are not easily recognised by everyone, as most would consider this to be common sense. Whether your intentions are to squeeze loads of items into existing travel luggages or simply leave important necessities at home, there are numerous steps that can be taken to make travel luggage packing worthwhile and we have put together a definitive list that should help to make those expectations a reality.
Here’s a list of 10 tips that will help when traveling, especially during the holidays.
- Does your bag need the Biggest Loser treatment?
Complying with baggage weight restrictions is very important, particularly if you are taking off on a low cost or new age carrier. Weigh it before you leave home and make the necessary adjustments.
- Suck it up — try a vacuum pack
If you are having trouble finding space for all the travel necessities, try putting clothes and other bulky items in space-saving vacuum packs.
- Take toilet paper and travel insurance
Depending on what you are doing and where you are going, these two necessities can easily turn in to your most important items of holiday luggage.
- Keep valuables at hand
Do not assume your checked luggage is going to make it to your destination with you. Keep valuables and other necessities in your hand luggage.
- A bag within a bag
An extra bag always comes in handy, whether you are taking it on a daytrip or simply quarantining dirty clothes from other items in your suitcase.
- On a roll
Rolling jeans, pants and other large items is a good packing tactic. Rolling not only minimises wrinkles, it also makes bulky items easier to pack.
- Shoes — stuff them
Make use of the inside of those stylish knee-high boots by stuffing them with socks or accessories.
- What’s provided?
If you are staying at a luxury resort, you probably don’t need to pack a full range of toiletries. You may not need a laptop if your hotel has a business centre.
- Wear heavy or bulky items onboard
- Stand out of the crowd
Tie a distinctive ribbon or decoration to your bag so you can spot it easily.
To get more insight about travel accessories, check out our luggage guide here.