10 Packing Commandments for Anyone Who Would Go On A Trip Should Know
A lot of people would agree that every traveler's greatest and most dreaded part of travelling is PACKING. You can never decide what is enough or lacking. No matter how much time you spare, you still can't help to cram. It feels like you've always left something behind or your good old reliable suitcase wouldn't stick around.
Here are 10 Packing Tips that would make you book your next vacation today!
- TICK THAT CHECKLIST OF YOURS.
I once heard that getting back to basics is the simplest way to find calm in the chaos. So create that list of items that you need for our trip from jeans, shirts, toiletries, socks to contact lenses case, travel pillows, candies. Keep in mind that no better person would know what you need other than yourself.
- GET YOURSELF INFORMED ON YOUR AIRLINE'S BAGGAGE GUIDELINES AND FATHOM THE PLACES OF YOUR DESTINATIONS.
You don't always expect the unexpected when you travel. Understanding the places you'll visit is like being prepared and equipped before going in the battlefield.
- LIVE THE 3-1-1 RULE.
The Transportation Security Administration or TSA allows travel bottles with 3.4 oz or less; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger for flying with carry-on liquids. This is nothing new to all of us, it's just a matter of complying. Now here is where the power of travel sized bottles and TSA approved clear toiletry bags would be important.
- PREVENT THOSE MESSY SPILLS AND LEAKS THAT WILL KEEP HAUNTING YOU IN YOUR DREAMS.
Make sure to separate your liquids from all your other things and store them inside sturdy and dependable zip locks or transparent toiletry bags so you can confidently arrive at your destination head held up high with your things still intact and neat in your luggage and bags.
- DISCOVER THE WONDER OF PACKING AIDS, YOU'LL NEVER TRAVEL WITHOUT THEM AGAIN.
Let me tell you a secret on how to tame your unruly luggage. PACKING CUBES! They come in different sizes and colors which mean they can be stored in any size of backpack or suitcase and finding what you exactly need will be a quick and an easy thing. Organize your belongings like a pro in no time!
- NEVER EVER LET YOUR ESSENTIALS AND VALUABLES BE KEPT APART FROM YOU.
Always keep your passbook, identification cards, credit cards, money, electronics, jewelries and other valuables in your carry-on bag. Better be safe than sorry.
- IT'S BETTER TO ROLL THAN FOLD.
In my experience, rolling your clothes proves to save more space rather than folding them since it compresses your clothes while keeping wrinkles at a minimum. Though it may still depend on how good your folding skills are and what type of trip you're going to.
- DON'T FORGET TO WEIGH YOUR LUGGAGE BEFORE YOU STEP IN THE SECURITY LINE.
Never assume that you're good in estimating weights even if you are, so as to prevent hassles and inconvenience while in the airline.
- KEEP EVERYTHING AND I MEAN EVERYTHING YOU PUT IN YOUR BAGS AND SUITCASE AS LIGHT AS YOU COULD.
Versatile clothing is the key in packing light. Take Sarong for example, it can become your towel, blanket, cold and heat protection, a skirt or even an accent to your outfit. Bring things that are ONLY necessary. Don't play the Just-in-Case game that ends in heavy and stuffed bags making your trip uncomfortable and tiring.
- REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN AND MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TRIPS EVEN IF THINGS DON'T GO AS PLANNED.
You may still encounter surprises and mishaps no matter how perfect you packed. Don't let these pull you down. Enjoy and cherish your travel wherever you go to make them last in your memories wherever you are.