Ten tips for packing for trips

NOV 24, 2017 AT 07:52 AM

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Do not fold, and keep clothes inside out

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If you are an experienced traveler, you know that there are trips, which last as long as a month, yet you must stuff all your clothes and valuables into a pack that is the size of a wine box package. Hikers and backpackers know this very well, and they all agree that rolling is superior method of stuffing clothes as compared to folding, because clothes rolled tightly tend to occupy less space than folded clothes, and they force you to utilize the entire space in the bag. The other advantage is that there are less chances of folds forming wrinkles. One of the most important hacks: you can easily save space when packing your bras and inner wear by stacking them on top of each other.

A useful tip for light colored clothes: to stop creases before they form, arrange your whites and pastels inside out to protect them from dirt that may enter your bag.

One of the worst things that can happen to you if you are travelling is to discover that you forgot an essential item, leaving you scrambling to discover the nearest store in your destination. The other side – you pack too much in your bag(s), and you become burdened with heavy bags to tow, in addition to looking disorganized and, if you are travelling by plane, paying an arm and a leg for airline baggage fees.

Use personal items wisely

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For airlines, it is standard procedure to allow travelers to bring a carry-on bag and one personal item aboard the plane. Each airline has its own requirements for the personal item’s size, though you can carry items like laptop bags, backpack or purses on the plane.

The advice here is,

. If you need some items like your laptop, do not just carry a tiny purse – bring a larger bag that you can fit easily under your seat but still provides you with extra storage space. This will be helpful when you need to keep all the things you want on hand while on your flight within your arms’ reach.

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One of the worst things that can happen to you if you are travelling is to discover that you forgot an essential item, leaving you scrambling to discover the nearest store in your destination. The other side – you pack too much in your bag(s), and you become burdened with heavy bags to tow, in addition to looking disorganized and, if you are travelling by plane, paying an arm and a leg for airline baggage fees.