Packing is very important. When you forget a necessary item, you get disappointed and scramble all over the place to find a nearest store in your destination. Packing heavily will definitely make your luggage disorganized and also makes you end up paying more baggage fees for the airlines.
Smart luggage packing will help your baggage to pass the security check process faster at the airports. Doesn’t matter whether your are packing for a weekend break or a two week holiday, learn to pack efficiently and keep all your things in an order. Here are some of the smart travel packing ideas for a stress-free vacation.
1 Make a Packing List
Days before a trip it is easy for you to forget things out of excitement and also by stress caused by the things getting piled up for your travel plan. Therefore start the packing process days ahead of your departure date as this will help you to craft a complete packing list and ensure you never forget something important for your travel itinerary.
2 Roll and Vacuum Pack
This one is the game changer. This smart idea is followed by almost all the travel experts, who agree rolling is superior to folding. To save a lot of space and stop wrinkling, it is better to roll your clothes instead of folding them. Then these rolled clothes can be placed in vacuum compression bags and further squeeze air out.
3 Buy Travel-Size Goods
This one is very important. If you do not follow the TSA’s rule for carry on luggage there is a chance that the security staff may confiscate your stuff. Forget the full-sized liquids, aerosols and gels and better go for the mini-versions. Containers must be 3.4 ounces or less and all fit in clear quart-size zip-top bag.
4 Use Packing Aids
Packing aids such as compression bags, ziplock bags, packing cubes and packing envelopes will help you to pack double the amount of gear and also keep your clothes, accessories organized and secured. They come in different sizes and can be used according to your requirement, separating accessories, toiletries, medicines, inners and footwear.
5 Lighten Your Load
Travel light to travel comfortably. Now a days, airlines have become more stringent with the luggage weight. So unpack all the unnecessary items from your baggage. Choose the bags or suitcases which are light in weight, expandable if necessary and most importantly compliant with the airlines you are travelling.