When traveling, how and what you pack it very important. If you pack too much, you will end up with a disorganized mess; plus your bags become heavy and may even end up in overweight fees at the airports. Here are some basic, yet very useful, packing rules.
- 1. Roll, don’t fold.
When going on long trips, you may want to pack more clothes. By rolling your clothes, you will have much more space left over!
- 2. Make a packing list
It is a good idea to start your packing process days ahead of time. By doing so, and making a list of everything you need, you are less likely to forget something you wanted. Then on the way back, use the list to make sure everything makes it back home.
- 3. Look at your flights baggage fees
Most flights let you check a bag for free; however some can have some pretty high fees. This may even be something you look into before buying a ticket if you want to check a bag. There are also overweight fees so make sure your bag won’t go over.
- 4. Be familiar with the liquids rules
Airport security is very strict on how much liquids they allow in carry-on’s; these rules can get confusing. Check your airline's website ahead of time to avoid extra hassle over it at the airport.
- 5. Use your personal item wisely
You are permitted one carry-on and one personal item on the plane. Don’t waist that personal idea on a tiny purse. Get a little bigger bag, such as a backpack that allows you to have more space. You can always stick your little bag inside.
- 6. Never check essential ideas
There is always a chance that your checked luggage gets lost during your trip. It is better to keep any important ideas on hand where you can be responsible for them.