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Travel Hacks: 6 of the Best Packing Tips Ever

Not everyone is a boffin at packing when travelling. Most people tend to leave it to the last minute and try to squeeze as many things in their luggage as possible. If you sometimes find yourself at your holiday destination realising you forgot to pack something, this post is perfect for you.

Here we will provide you with six of the best packing for travelling hacks ever. You’ll thank us later.

1. Use a Suitable Suitcase

Depending on the nature of your trip and the time you will be away, the best suitcase to use is one with a hard case that has stable stand-out wheels. This will make moving around from one point in the airport to another much easier.

Be sure to mark your suitcase with a tag or something that you will be able to identify easily while waiting at the baggage carousel.

2. Put Breakable Items in Your Socks

You don’t want to reach your destination only to find that your expensive perfume or glasses are broken. To prevent this from happening simply pack breakable items in socks. Doing so will also ensure that the item will not get scratched while traveling.

Bonus: Make the most of the space you have available and pack things like charger cables or purses in your shoes.

3. Heavier Items Should be at the Bottom

This is especially the case when you have a suitcase with wheels. How you organise your luggage will play a role in how the weight is distributed. You know what you have packed, so you should try to envision how your luggage will respond to movement.

By packing heavier items at the bottom, closer to the wheels of your suitcase, the weight will be distributed evenly.

4. Roll Your Clothes for Optimal Use of Space

You’ll need to make the most of the space you have. This can be tricky especially when packing for a longer holiday. By rolling your cotton items and denims, you’ll be able to use the space in your suitcase optimally without getting it creased.

We would however advise against rolling more fragile items that is prone to creasing. Leave that for your t-shirts and sweatshirts.

5. Two Tops for Every Bottom

The rule goes, for every bottom you should pack two tops. This is because people usually wear denims, skirts or shorts more than once as opposed to wearing a top more than once. So, pack at least one lighter denim and a darker denim and two tops that pairs with each.

We would also advise that you cater for any weather. Do include something like a sweater for chillier days even if you are going to a place where it is summer.

6. Pack Toiletries in a Transparent Ziploc

And last but not least, pack your toiletries in a transparent bag. Preferably a Ziploc bag as this will also prevent leakage to get on your clothes. The great thing about this is it will also keep your suitcase tidy as you won’t rummage around for things.

Bonus: Before you start packing, be sure to make a complete list of essentials you’ll need. As you pack, tick them off your list.

And you’re all set for your next trip! Packing doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Keeping your suitcase organised will ensure you have peace of mind knowing you’ve got everything you need. You’re welcome!

Travel 101: Ten Steps of Planning Your Next Overseas Trip

Planning an overseas trip can be daunting. There’s such a lot of details that you have to think about. What season will it be, what clothes to pack, the best places to eat or stay, your budget… It can be stressful if you don’t know where to begin.

In this post we’ll share our top ten steps for planning an overseas trip. This will ensure you are fully prepared and can enjoy a stress-free vacation. Let’s dig in.

1. Pick a Destination

Firstly, you need to know where you want to go next. Even though a lot of people will work around their budgets, having a clear idea of where you want to go will dictate your trip and influence your budget too. Know where you want to go before getting into details.

2. Select Ideal Travel Dates

Next, you have to map out the time you want to be there for. Be sure to see what the weather is like and decide whether you want to go during winter or summer months. Knowing the length of your holiday will also dictate how much you need to save beforehand.

3. Do Some Research

Now that you have a pretty good idea of the location and the time of your stay, you can start doing some research. This will also play a role in compiling a budget. Find out how much it would cost to eat and stay in the country as well as cost of specific activities you want to do while there.

4. Start Budgeting

After you’ve got your facts and figures, you are ready to draw up your budget. You should have a very good idea of the amount you need for your trip, and start saving. You can cut any living costs that are necessary to ensure you reach your goal quicker.

5. Find Great Flight Deals

If you are not going to book your flights and trip via a travel agent, you’ll need to start scouring the internet for great flight deals. There are loads of platforms that will allow you to look for the most affordable flights out there such as Skyscanner.

6. Book Your Flight

Once you have found the best possible flight for you, it is time to book your flight! How exciting! Keep in mind that booking ahead of time is cheaper than booking on the day. Another point of interest is ensuring you have enough time to catch your next flight if you have a layover.

7. Draw up an Itinerary

By this time, you are probably amped to start packing already, but we’re not quite there yet. Next, you need to draw up an itinerary that maps out your destination and activities and other relevant details. This enables you to ensure you get to see and do everything you want to.

8. Book Accommodation

Now that you have an itinerary, you have an idea of where you will be at a given time during your trip and book accommodation accordingly. Some people prefer booking their accommodation closer to the time, but we’d suggest getting this step done and the costs dealt with beforehand.

9. Get Travel Insurance

While you may think it’s unnecessary to get travel insurance, this is of utmost importance. You never know what might happen during your travels, you may be robbed or your flight is cancelled. Travel insurance covers any unforeseen circumstances, so better get some!

10. Pack and Board

Now that everything is sorted, you can start packing and get ready for your trip! Depending on the length of your stay and the destination, you may need special gear or clothing. Be sure you’ve got everything you need. Once you are packed you are ready to go!

Planning a trip doesn’t have to be stressful. By following our handy steps you’ll find that you’ll be sipping Pina coladas on the beach in no-time! Safe travels, and don’t forget the sunscreen!