All in all, it is good to plan and organize for your holiday in order for it to be a success. One of the major issues that can greatly affect your trip during the holiday is packaging. The following are some of the packaging tips: -
1. Do some research on your choice of destination so that you get to learn some of the finer points about it. By this I mean you should get to know all the logistics including the weather, currency, means of transport etc. In so doing, you are in a better position to be prepared for the trip ahead.
2. Always limit your packing to the essentials where possible. You can then create a rough inventory in your head when you come to packing which will make things easier. Always try to do away with whatever is not necessary during your entire trip. The fewer bags you’re are travelling with, the easier it will be.
3. Get a light but strong suitcase or bag is a must. When you travel with most airlines they have strict weight guidelines and you don’t want most of that being taken up with your case. Of course, you’ll also want to make sure the back isn’t going to break during your journey, a missing handle or wheel can make your life much more difficult than it needs to be.
4. Weigh your luggage before travelling to ensure that it isn’t over the weight limit of the airline – this will save time and issues when you check in.
5. Hand luggage is seldom weight before boarding, so remember to use that to carry your belongings in. But remember, hand luggage which is too bulky or too heavy for you to lift into the overhead storage will be stowed in the main hold and you’ll likely be charged extra.
6. Always ensure that any form of liquid items in your hand luggage e.g. gel, cream, tooth paste etc is in small transparent containers of about 100 ml. Any other liquid will be taken from you a likely destroyed at the airport.
7. Can you securely fasten your suitcase? If you can easily get into it, so can anyone else. A small zip lock or cable tie can be used to seal a bag so you get the piece of mind knowing that your belongings are safe.
8. Ensure that luggage has a tag for ease of identification. You may have just bought a particularly sleek black suitcase, but there is a strong chance that 90% of the other bags are going to be the same colour – this will make things difficult when you come to claim your baggage after the flight.
About the Author:
Written by C Green, an experience writer and blogger who loves to explore new places but doesn’t like airports. He writes for many different travel blogs, such as the Travel & Leisure Group. Image credit to chrisleishman.