Here are some ways to ensure you get everything you need packed and and be on your way in as little time and effort as possible.
7 often overlooked packing tips that can save you a lot of trouble
Just when you thought you have a whole weekend ahead to yourself, you get a call and need to be on a plane to fly to the other side of the country as soon as tomorrow morning.
Don’t panic as that’s a sure-fire way to forget an essential. Here are some ways to ensure you get everything you need packed and and be on your way in as little time and effort as possible.
Bright colours for easy identification
Think ahead to save yourself time at baggage collection. Pick a bright or out of the ordinary coloured luggage for easy identification on the conveyor belt. Adding a fancy baggage tag helps too. Better yet, if you’re only going away for a short period of time, skip luggage collection altogether and go with a hold-all that you can bring into the cabin.
Maximise clothes mileage by mixing and matching
When it comes to choosing what to wear, pick only items that can match with at least three other items so you can maximise your outfit choice. Accessories help diversify looks so you get extra mileage out of that blouse. Going on a work trip that requires a suit or fancy dress? Save them from crumpling with a garment bag.
Store jewellery in toiletry bag
Speaking of accessories, did you know toiletry bags – especially those compartmentalised ones – are great for storing jewelllery too? Their many compartments make it perfect for securing and zipping away travel sized toothpaste and little jars of lipbalms as well as rings, earrings and bracelets. Make sure to wrap them up in a small handkerchief or wax paper first to prevent scratches.
Separate your liquids
Also speaking of toiletries, remember to seal everything in airtight bags like Ziplocs just in case there are spillages. If you’re bringing only a carry-on or cabin bag, separate liquids for fast scan time.
Maximise space by rolling
Roll all your clothing to maximise space and secure them with rubber bands to flatten them out for even more space. Stuff socks in shoes and place belts rolled up in the necks of collared shirts – this also helps keep collars stiff. To keep things neat and orderly in the luggage, opt for luggage that comes with inner linings so things don’t fall all over the place.
Pack a spare change of clothes in your carry-on
If you’re one of those who are paranoid about losing your luggage, your concerns are completely valid. Be prepared by always packing a change of clothes in your carry-on so you’ll at least have something to change into in the event your luggage decides to take a trip of its own.
Protect your luggage with a cover
Worried about your luggage getting wet or, worse, stained and/or scratched? Get a cover so your luggage is protected against bumps and grinds -- not to mention, tampering -- and it'll look as good at the end of your trip as the start.
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