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!