When it comes to travelling, we only focus on holiday packages, flight bookings and our stay in destined places instead of packing. Whereas the success and failure of a trip are actually dependent on how you pack for it. Don’t understand how?
Well, leaving essential items behind, either mistakenly or purposely, will lead you to stressful situations of finding them in a new place at affordable prices. And excessive packing will make you a victim of additional airport baggage fee due to the over-weight of your luggage!
But now you don’t have to be a loser by ruining your trips due to an inappropriate packing.
Here are seven tips by OffAtEveryThing to pack your bags when travelling so you may experience a pleasing getaway:
- Plan before you pack
The first thing you need to do after booking your flight is to plan your packing. In some cases such as sudden business tours or emergency travelling, people don’t have time for this planning procedure. But when it comes to vacation trips or full-time travelling, you should consider creating a packing list. Plan your packing according to the climate of destined places and activities you’re planning on to do. For instance, if you’re looking forward to mountaineering in Scotland Highlands then don’t forget to pack your heavy jacket and long leather boots. But if you are travelling to a country in Africa, light summer items will serve you best. In short, planning ahead will always save you from unfortunate situations!
- Don’t fold, only roll!
Almost all travel experts recommend rolling over folding. As a matter of fact, tightly rolled fabrics take less place than folded clothes. Shirts, pants, jackets, undergarments and whichever clothing items you’re taking with you, roll them to pack so you may get more space to pack more items!
- Use packing cubes
Packing cubes are fabric zipper bags that come with blocks and portions to offer an organised packing. Using these cubes will not only allow you pack orderly but also help in making some extra space for more items.
- Make sure your liquid items are packed in Ziplocs!
So last time when you travelled, your favourite silk skirt got a stain due to toothpaste leakage. Can you afford to lose another fancy skirt or expensive shirt? Of course not! Get Ziplocs to pack all liquid items such as perfumes, creams, lotions and sunblocks. You can even use them to pack your medications safely. Ziplocs are plastic bags that come with strong zippers and keep your clothes saved from all kinds of damages and stains.
- Use every bit of a space!
Another tip to pack for travelling is to use every bit of a space so you may pack as many items as you desire or need. You should pack small items such as socks, gloves, caps, undies, bras and neckties at the end. It’s because when you pack clothes and shoes, some space is always left in the corners or middle that can be easily filled by small rolled-up items.
- Skip unnecessary items
Why do you pack towels when you know hotel management will give you one in a fine condition? Or your sexy stilettos that cannot be worn in a hilly station you’re visiting? All unnecessary items only consume space and cause trouble. You should only pack essential items that you think to be useful during the trip.
- Pack separately
This last packing tip is for families who are going on an exciting foreign trip! You should pack separately for two reasons:
- It’s always easy to find your things in one bag instead of searching through multiple luggage bags.
- Everyone will consume their rightful space instead of packing unequally.
So, pack separately and enjoy delightful family vacations!
To conclude, for stress-free travelling, organised packing is extremely necessary. Use these tips to become a packing expert and boost up the fun of your exhilarating trips!