Are you planning on going on holiday this year? If so, read on to discover four awesome packing tips which will help you avoid making any costly or time-consuming errors when packing your luggage.
Our 4 Top Packing Tips
Write Up A List
Writing up a list of all the items you plan on taking is a great way to help you stay on top of your packing and make you less stressed out, as you won’t be worrying that you potentially forgot to pack an important item.
Furthermore, having a list can also help you make sure that you don’t forget anything in the hotel when you’re coming back home.
Instead of just writing all the items you’re bringing with you, it’s a good idea to make a separate list for each piece of luggage so you know exactly where everything is and won’t have to search around in the event you need to urgently find something.
Pack Liquids and Aerosols in Your Checked Bags
As per TSA guidelines, you should only pack up to 100ml of liquids, gels and aerosols in your carry-on luggage – and they must be placed in a clear, top-sealed plastic bag.
If you need to bring a larger quantity of liquid with you, be sure to pack it in your checked luggage to avoid delays when going through security and potentially having it confiscated by a TSA agent.
Check Your Airline’s Baggage Allowance
Different airlines have different baggage allowance policies – and it often varies depending on what class you’re flying in and whether it’s an international or domestic flight. You’ll typically find that each passenger can bring one checked bag and one carry-on luggage for international flights, but most airlines charge a fee for checked bags on domestic flights.
Be sure to check your baggage allowance and the cost of buying additional allowance before buying your tickets so you can determine which airline is most cost-effective for you.
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Roll Instead of Folding
Most people still tend to fold their clothes when packing a suitcase, but for most garments, rolling is actually better, as it makes your clothes more compact and reduces the risk of them developing deep creases while in your bag.
So, the next time you need to pack a bag, be sure to roll your clothes instead of folding them.
Packing and worrying about your baggage allowance can be stressful, but following our four packing tips should help you make the best use of your baggage allowance and potentially help you save money when flying.
It’s also a good idea to pack some items a few days in advance so you won’t be very stressed out the day before your flight, especially if something else urgent crops up.
A Quick Summary
- Our four packing tips can help you avoid making any costly or time-consuming errors when packing your luggage.
- You should be sure to follow the TSA’s rules when packing your carry-on bags and roll your clothes instead of folding them, as this makes them more compact.
- It’s also important to check your airline’s baggage allowance so you know exactly what you can take and can determine if you need to purchase additional allowance (such as an extra checked bag.)
- Writing a list can help you remember what to bring with you and keep tabs on where each item is packed.