With your flights and hotel booked, the luggage is the last thing stopping you from that great holiday. On your trip you'll meet two kinds of travellers: those who pack light and those who wish they had. We know it feels like a chore, but if you follow our expert packing tips you’ll never have to worry.
Make a list
Ok, so it sounds a little boring, but idiot-proof lists are the gateway to a stress-free holiday.
Don’t forget the first aid kit
We’re not asking you to prepare for ER, just a small bag with the most necessary pills and medicine you might need.
Limit your liquids
We all know about it by now that all liquids carried in hand luggage must be no more than 100 ml per item, and must fit into one small and resealable transparent bag
Name tags are there to help
Unless you’re an international man of mystery, you shouldn’t have to worry about travelling incognito.
Observe restrictions on baggage
if your airline says: “23kg”, then they mean 23kg! Weigh your bags before you get to the airport
Save bag space for all your holiday purchases
Whether it’s duty free goods or holiday mementos, it’s inevitable that you’ll be bringing more back home with you than when you left – so make sure you have room for it!
Keep on rolling…
this tip is certainly up for debate, but we think that rolling your clothes really is the only way to go. Not only will it reduce those pesky wrinkles and creases in your gear, it’ll save you some much needed suitcase space.
Categorise your clothes
Pack clothes in groups: that means shirts with shirts, pants with pants -it’s easier to find what you need and unpack on the other side.
Pack a mini wardrobe in your hand luggage
Not literally, of course, but it’s always a nice idea to add a clean set of underwear and a garment in your carry-on bag, in case of your luggage being lost in an aeroplane mix-up.
Don’t predict the weather –
Don’t leave home without your umbrella
Depending on where you’re going, weather forecasts are either your holiday’s best friend or biggest foe.
The most necessary things go on top
If you believe that a particular thing can be useful to you very soon (perhaps at the airport ), for example, a jacket – put it on top. Very obvious advice, but perhaps it’s so obvious that you’d be bound to forget otherwise!
Strip at airport security
It’s unlikely you’ll be asked to strip down to your undergarments, but it’s possible that you’ll be asked to undress a bit as you go through to the terminal. This usually means taking shoes, belts and jackets off, and removing any jewellery or metal goods. Travelling with a laptop or tablet device? Be prepared to present your gadgets to the friendly security staff too.
Don’t leave home without the essentials
This penultimate tip is a big one as, without these necessities, you won’t be heading anywhere but home: check and check again that you have your monies, a valid passport and – for the sake of your holiday companions – a toothbrush. Keep these all on hand and then you’ll be able to remember the most important thing…Enjoy your holiday!
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