Although we love to travel, we don’t like the hassle of packing. You’ll feel dissatisfied if you forget something and will have to look for the nearest store near your destination. Overpacking can lead to disorganization, a loss of luggage fees and a loss in money. It can make the difference between a chaotic and hassle-free trip if you have everything you need at your fingertips. These essential packing tips will help you travel like an expert, from minimizing your luggage weight to fitting all your essentials inside it.
1. Start with a list
Make a list of all the things you need for your trip. This will give you an idea of what is essential and what is not.
2. Learn about the baggage policy of your airline
Different airlines may have different baggage policies. You might be subject to heavy baggage fees. It is important to be familiar with the rules and regulations at the airport.
3. Keep your travel documents separate
You should ensure that all travel documents are kept in your luggage. Keep the document folder in your hand luggage. To be safe, create a soft copy folder with all documents and store it in the cloud.
4. Do not fold clothes. Roll them
It takes up more space when you fold clothes than it does when you roll them. Because it compresses air between folds, this means that you get the most space. Rolling can help reduce wrinkles if it is done correctly.
5. Freebies and sample sizes available
For a more manageable and compact way to carry your cosmetics or skin care products, you can choose to keep them in smaller sizes.
6. Keep valuables and jewelry in a container
Your jewellery should be kept in smaller containers and compartments. Roll your jewellery into a microfiber cloth to keep it safe when you travel. Smaller jewellery can be stored in a pill organizer. A good roll or case for jewellery is a must-have.
7. Make your suitcase stand out
You should make sure your bag is easily identifiable. You should write your name and destination address on the luggage tag. If possible, include a contact number so you can reach you while traveling.
8. Pack a mini first aid box
You should have basic medications such as a bandage and medicine for nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, etc. For easy access, make sure you have all prescription medications.