Ten tips for packing for trips

NOV 24, 2017 AT 07:52 AM


Use personal items wisely


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, understand your personal item allowance. 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.

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.