Tips to Help You Pack for Your Trip

suitcaseMispacking is probably the easiest way to ruin a trip. Not having the appropriate attire, forgetting important items, or having something important broken in transit can really spoil a trip. An important part of packing is figuring out just how to fit everything into your bags. This article will strive to help you do just that so you don’t have to stress about things breaking or what to leave behind.

Whatever you are using to pack your things in, make sure that you clearly tag all of your luggage with your name, address, and telephone number. If you get separated from your luggage or it gets lost, it will be much easier to find it again. Another great tip for if you happen to lose your luggage is to scan your passport, passport photos, and airline tickets into your computer and store them in a web-based email account. This way, even if you lose everything, you have immediate access to all yourimportant information. When packing, it’s a good idea to split up your valuables into different bags. If you happen to lose one of your bags, at least you won’t have lost every important document and valuable.

When it comes to organizing your space within your luggage you will want it packed in a way that makes items easily accessible once you reach your destination. Packing your things in separate plastic bags is a great way to accomplish this. Having one clear plastic zip lock bag for each type of clothing will make it much easier when you go to unpack. You will be able to immediately see what you want. When packing your clothes into the plastic bags roll them up carefully – don’t fold them. Rolling provides more space and also will help ward off wrinkles. And remember when packing clothes to try and only pack what you know you will need and use. If you are traveling for more than three weeks you can wash them on the road.

If you are traveling with breakable items, surround them with soft items to protect them. If possible, take the breakable item as part of your carry on, as this is the best way to ensure its safety. For better utilization of space, look for ways to use every nook and cranny. This includes filling in small empty areas with socks and filling up your boots with small items.

Take a jacket with you on the plane instead of packing it and fill the pockets with important items that you might need. For your carry on, pack it smartly. Keep any medications and important papers in it, as well as a change of clothes. This will definitely come in handy if you have multiple stopovers on a long flight, because if your luggage gets delayed or lost, you will need a fresh change of clothes while you wait. It would make a bad situation much worse if you didn’t have clean clothes, your medication, and your important papers.

A great way to ensure you pack everything you need to is to make a packing list and check off every item as you pack it. Organization is key to make sure you have a successful packing experience.

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