While travelling, packing is one daunting task and you can’t avoid it in any way. If a person travels for a short duration, even then, he has to carry the load; it’s just impossible to get rid of it. Imagine you are going for a long trip! What will you do? Get hold of some of our smart packing tips and they will surely help you.
- Avoid putting valuables in your bag.
With the chances of your luggage being opened as soon as it is out of your sight, your valuables are at grave risk at the hands of some dishonest bag handler.
- Strictly avoid putting cash in your luggage.
Most of the people, worried about carrying too much cash in their purses, tend to stash it away in the side pockets of their suitcase. There are high chances of the cash getting stolen or your suitcase getting lost. This will result in spoiling your entire vacation.
- Ensure of carrying essentials with yourself.
To avoid making a last minute run to the drug store, in case your luggage gets lost, ensure carrying absolute essentials like medication, make-up kit, contact lens and a clean pair of underwear with you on the plane.
- Discussing joint luggage strategy in case of travelling with a partner.
While travelling with a partner and making use of two bags there are two methods of packing. One, each of the partners can pack his own things, or secondly, clothes and other things can be distributed in each of the bags. If the first choice is opted for and in case one of the bags gets lost, one of the partners will be left with no clothes. Hence, the second option is preferred one.
- Rolling of clothes rather than folding conserves space as well as avoids wrinkles.
The above-mentioned method is said to be an old navy trick for saving space.
- Try sticking to one base colour for your wardrobe
As all the shirts and tops tend to match with the brown or black base pants, the same will result in your carrying lesser number of clothes. Carrying neutral coloured T-shirts like black or white is also another option to reduce bulk packing.
- Before packing them in the suitcase lay all your clothes on your bed.
Try to minimise the number of outfits you need to be carrying by counting the number of days you will be going.
- With shopping on your mind ensure saving some space in your suitcase.
Carrying an empty soft duffel type to carry back your additional purchases is advisable.
- Make use of grocery bags for packing shoes.
Avoid packing shoes in your bag as they can get your clothes dirty. Try making use of old grocery bags instead.
Apart from the above mentioned, some of the other basic things you need to follow while packing includes, making a list of toiletries to be carried and ensure of carrying those items separately which are at risk of leaking.
Now, go ahead and enjoy your trip hassle free.