We’ve all dreaded packing for a holiday at some point; whether it’s the stress of fitting your essentials into hand luggage or managing to pack for a family without breaking your suitcase. Over our many years of travelling we’ve learned how to make the packing experience as stress free as possible. With just a few simple hacks you can get your cases ready to go without worry…
With your suitcases and holdalls carrying most of your belongings you need to make sure that they’re up to the job; many a time we have seen split open cases on the luggage carousels at airports. You don’t need to spend a small fortune on luggage for it to be secure either, you can pick up lightweight shell cases for a good price if you shop around. We’re big fans of the Aerolite range at Travel Luggage Cabin Bags – they’re sturdy, lightweight, easy to manoeuvre and wallet-friendly too.
It really does pay to investigate the different types of cases on-site to find the perfect one for your needs, comfort and use is the ultimate hack for packing.
How many times have you taken far more clothes than needed whilst on holiday? When packing, we tend to just throw all our holiday/summer clobber in and hope for the best. If you plan out your outfits, you’ll find yourself only taking what you need, and not returning from your travels with lots of unworn clothing. Make sure you pack a few extras though, just in case you need an outfit change – you never know when you might spill ketchup on your t-shirt.
Ever arrived at your holiday destination only to find you’ve left something important behind? Yup, us too. To help remember the important items to pack, it’s always helpful to print off a checklist before you start to pack, that way you can keep track of what you have placed in your suitcase or travel bag.
We all know that rolling our clothes for packing is easier than folding, plus it helps to keep creases out. However, mixing the rolling method with packing cubes is the ultimate in packing hacks. Packing cubes are varying sized cubed bags that you can use to separate out your suitcase and keep everything organised.
They work just as well for unpacking too; when you arrive at your hotel the last thing you want to do is spend time sorting through your suitcase and unpacking. The packing cubes mean you can unpack quickly and in order – one cube for shorts, one cube for t-shirts, etc.
You can pack smarter by utilising the space within items, such as placing socks, underwear and body products inside shoes. Not only do you get the most of your packing space, but for smaller items it also keeps them from getting lost.
What are your top tips for making packing a stress-free affair?