25 Packing Hacks For Traveling.
Many will agree with me that traveling is fun and really adventurous. However, packing is by far not any pleasant. With the right tips and hacks then packing is going to be fun. Here are a few tips for your packing.
1. Compress and roll your clothes
Unlike folding, rolling your clothes before packing helps save up on space. It would be further easier to pack the rolled up clothes into compressible plastic bags. The importance for these bags is they save up on space as they squeeze out any extra air.
2. Always remember the in-flight essentials bag
It is often annoying to see a person on the aisle of a plane digging through their luggage looking for their earphones. To avoid this, it is important to set up a separate small bag or pouch that’s fitted with your essentials.
3. Pick carry on friendly luggage
Travel like a minimalist and use a carry-on. This helps save you time at the check-in counter.
4. Keep dirty laundry aside
This is especially important to a person traveling to many destinations. Keeping dirty laundry separate ensures that the clean clothes don’t mix up with dirty ones. You can keep them separate by carrying an extra compressible bag or a light canvas.
5. Keep your bag tagged
Many bags, especially in bus stations or airports, often look alike. It is important that you try and decorate your bag in a way that it stands out from the rest. This also helps in securing your luggage.
6. Write up a list
It is important that you write s list of everything you need to pack; once written, cross out an item after it’s packed.
7. Separate liquids
The liquids are mostly toiletries and as such, they should be packed into a plastic bag to prevent them from leaking and damaging the rest of the stuff.
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8. Carry dryer sheets
Dryer sheets keep your luggage smelling fresh and clean all through your travel
9. Always leave extra space
There is always that likelihood of buying something during your trip.
10. Use tissue paper
Rolling clothes with tissue paper is known to prevent creases and wrinkles
11. Waterproof your luggage
This is important in protecting the contents of the bag.
12. Packing Cubes
It is important to use packing cubes for your luggage as they make it easier to categorize your luggage.
The best way to pack jewelry is by storing them in tiny containers. For the earrings, it is important to keep them together using a button.
14. Always carry a shower cap, not all hotels will provide you with one
15. Overpacking is no!
This is often easier said than done. The best way to avoid this is by laying out everything that you think will be useful then only pack half of it.
16. Use small containers
This is useful in carrying gels and lotions
17. Heavy clothing
It is advisable that you wear your heaviest clothing to save up room on your bags
It is of importance to protecting all the items likely to be broken such as perfume bottles. It is wise that they are packed in the middle of the suitcase or rolled with a scarf.
19. Invest in conditioners and bar shampoos
The bar shampoos and conditioners look and feel like the normal soap and they are very travel-friendly too.
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20. Always carry an extra outfit
In your carry on always have an extra outfit as anything is bound to happen. Checked baggage is not immune to getting misplaced and it may take a few days to recover your items.
21. Sunglasses case
Be creative with your case. It would be ideal for packing cables, a small charging item and headphones.
22. First aid kit
It is advisable that one packs up a few items such as medicine, anti-itch creams, band-aids and prescriptions that would go a long way during your trip
23. Ask for a fragile sticker
Once you get at the check-in counter, it is wise that you ask for a fragile sticker to ensure that your bag is treated with care.
24. Balance your bag
Balancing your bag prevents it from toppling over. Always pack the heaviest items at the bottom and the lightest at the top.
25. Use shoes
Shoes help in maximizing space in that you can stuff socks and underwear in your sneakers.
With the above tips, packing won’t just be easy but fun too. Have fun!
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