Most travelers do not know how to pack their holiday luggage or how to pack their luggage for a business trip or short break. Some end up going with large luggage and they are charged a huge amount of money for it. Some people even include a lot of items that they will not require during their holiday and this makes their luggage to weigh very high. You can really avoid going for a holiday trip with unwanted luggage or heavy luggage. Here are some of the tips that you should apply when you are packing your holiday luggage.
Determine your luggage allowance
Knowing your luggage allowance both hold luggage and hand baggage allowance is important because it will help you to know what and what to go with and the items to remove. If you are traveling with your child or children, you should also find out the baggage allowance for children. When you have known your luggage allowance, you have to get the right size of the baggage that will contain enough items to meet with the luggage allowance.
Look for a baggage that weighs low
There are different types of traveling bags in the market today. However, they differ greatly in their weights. The weight of your bag is also included in the entire weight of your load. So, when you want to buy your traveling bag, it is important that you look for one that does not weigh too much. This will help to reduce the entire weight of your baggage.
Make a list of the items you will need
You will not need every item in your home. So, you should only list important items or those items that you make use of everyday and those that you cannot avoid using on daily basis. Some of the important items that you should include in your list are few clothes, footwear, toiletries, medications, electronics like camera and cell phone, maps and the likes. Don’t include important items that you can buy at affordable rate in the place you are traveling to. This will help you to reduce the weight of your luggage.
Get all the items ready
It is advisable that you first get all the items ready on time before packing them in your traveling bag. To ensure that all the items are available, bring out your list and tick them one by one. Getting them earlier will also make it possible for you to add anyone that you might forget.
Packing them in
There are 3 main ways to pack the items in your baggage. The techniques are rolling, folding and bundling. A combination of folding and bundling will give a better result. Fold items like shirts, underwear, and tops in rectangular shape. First put items like shoes at the edges and bottom and place the folded tops, shirts and underwear on their top forming a flat surface. Then include dresses, jackets and trousers. You can place delicate items on top. Package your toiletries and wrap them before including them in your luggage so that they will not leak and stain your clothes.
In order to create more space, you have to wear your heave dress while travelling.