Travelling allows one to sight see different attractions for example museums, art galleries, the beach, the hills, the mountains, the statues and even enjoy the local cuisines on offer. Everyone gets excited when they are presented with an opportunity of travelling to a different location. Not only do you get to sight see but you are able to relax and rejuvenate your energy levels after working hard throughout the year.
One problem that many people feel dampens the mood for travelling is packing. When it comes to packing, many people cannot make the difference between the head and toes. What should I pack? What should I leave? How many suitcases should I carry?
These and many others questions get to run through the mind of an individual. Below are useful tips for packing your luggage for a trip abroad.
Know The Airport Rules
An airline is not like your car where you have to fill every junk you can carry just because you are taking a road trip with friends or family. An aircraft is a delicate machine which requires balance in order to be stable. This has led to airline officials to come up with policies that govern how much weight a single passenger is allowed to take into the plane. It is important to know this before you travel as it could lessen your check out time and prevent an embarrassing scene where you have to leave your extra bags or cancel your travel.
Select Clothes You Need
When travelling abroad, before you start packing, it is important to consider how long your trip will be and also what is your purpose for visiting the country. If you are going for a business conference, then you need to pack a few suits, shirts, ties, tie clips and leather shoes. The good thing about suits is that you can provide a cover for them and even if they become crumpled, you can have them dry cleaned at your destination hotel.
If you are travelling for leisure, depending on the weather, you need to pack clothes suitable for you. You can also pack dual purpose garments.
Save Space By Rolling Clothes
When packing, do not fold your clothes as they will occupy a bigger space meaning that you will end up carrying few clothes and many suitcases. Place the clothes flat on the bed, fold the arms inwards and roll them. This method works for towels, T-Shirts, shorts, jeans and casual shirts. The best news about rolling clothes apart from occupying minimal space is that they won’t be wrinkled as opposed to folding them.
Save Space With Shoes
If you are travelling, you will definitely need a pair of shoes. Instead of packing the shoes and they occupy a huge space, you can use them as storage containers. The best thing about shoes is that they have space which can be filled with light clothing such as under garments, socks, face towels, a few beauty products and others. By doing this, you will have saved the space used by the above items for storing new things.