Connect with us


Preparation Is In The Packing

Once your holiday is booked, half the fun is preparing for it. But when it comes to packing your suitcase, things can become slightly stressful. We’ve all been there, adding to our suitcase until it won’t close or is over the luggage restrictions and working out what to ditch is a fine art.
Many of us like to be prepared, which is why we’ll pack as many items as possible. But with some planning and forethought, you can have everything you need and maybe even some room to spare.

Here are some useful tips for packing your luggage:

  • Check your baggage allowance before you pack, it often varies depending on your specific tour operator, airline and holiday deal and can usually range from 15kg to 23kg. This will avoid any nasty surprises at the airport and allow you to pack with this is mind.
  • To check you’re within the baggage limits, its well worth investing in a hand held digital scale so you can pack and unpack according to your luggage limit.
  • Fold your clothes as effectively as possible, this should enhance your space and ensure your clothes aren’t creased when you get to your destination. Shoes and heavier items should be above the wheels.
  • Check what’s supplied at your accommodation, if there is a hairdryer or iron in your room then there’ll be no need to pack one – therefore saving you more room in your luggage.
  • Planning is essential – really think about what you’ll actually wear on holiday. If it’s a beach holiday, you’re likely to be mainly in swimwear and beachwear, so do you need many other casual clothes? Do you have adaptable pieces you can mix and match? This is where a list can be especially useful, so you can think about everything you need and stick to it.
  • Wear your heavier and bulkier items to the airport, such as hoodies and jeans. Travel in a pair of shoes you’ll get wear out of holiday and try and make the most out of your hand luggage allowance  (however make sure you stick to hand luggage restrictions).
  • Downsize as much as possible when it comes to toiletries, either choose travel size versions of your favourite products or decanter your usual products into travel size pots. Think about how much you’ll actually need. Alternatively, you can usually buy most toiletries at the local supermarkets in the country for a reasonable price.

By preparing as much as possible and really thinking about your luggage and hand luggage, you can ensure you make the most of the space in your suitcases and travel bags. Investing in the right luggage can make all the difference for your space and weight issues.

Featured images:
  •  License: Royalty Free or iStock source:

Smart luggage is a leading online luggage retailer with a wide selection of cheap funky suitcases and designer luggage – all for affordable prices to help you on your way.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recent Posts

Business3 days ago

Why Is Quantity Surveying Essential in Construction Industry

Quantity surveying is an essential part of the Australian construction industry. It is the process of calculating and estimating the...

Home Improvement5 days ago

How to Maintain Upholstered Furniture

No matter if you have pets or kids, maintaining your upholstered furniture is quite a challenge. Even though vacuuming it...

Business2 weeks ago

How Do I Find a Good Developer?

Finding a good bubble developer to help build your app or digital product can seem challenging. How can you choose...

Home Improvement2 weeks ago

When is a right time for home repairs?

Summer is a popular time for a renovation around the globe. While it is true that bright days and warm...

Top Alteryx Competitors Top Alteryx Competitors
Tech4 weeks ago

Top 15 Alteryx Competitors

The world has seen a tremendous rise in startups and new incorporations in the business world. Companies have great potential...

Lifestyle1 month ago

Latest Wedding Trends for 2023

If you’re planning on getting married this year, chances are you’re probably overwhelmed and confused when it comes to wedding...

Lifestyle1 month ago

Tips To Make The Most Of Your City Break In London!

London is one of the best cities in the world, known for its quintessentially British culture, great nightlife, fantastic museums...

General1 month ago

The Ultimate Guide To Packing For A Trip To London

London is one of the best cities in the world, known for it’s rich history, quintessentially British culture, the best...

Tech2 months ago

Top 15 Web Development IDEs

The web development field has seen sustainable growth throughout the years. As technology is advancing, so is the web development...

devops devops
Tech2 months ago

12 Key DevOps Programming Languages to Still Popular in 2022

“DevOps is not a goal, but a never-ending process of continual improvement.” – Jez Humble Delivering the finest of services...

Entertainment2 months ago

Festival Fashion Style Tips For 2022

Summer is well and truly here and with that comes the festival season! From the biggest stars performing on stage...

Green & Energy2 months ago

4 Tips For Making Your Wardrobe More Sustainable

Everyone is trying to make more of an effort to make their wardrobe more sustainable, but often are unsure where...

General3 months ago

7 tips on how to organize a budget-friendly move

If you are planning a move any time soon, you might be worried about all the expenses that wait for...

Metal Roof Colors Metal Roof Colors
Home Improvement3 months ago

Metal Roof Colors: How to Select the Best Color for a New Roof

Choosing the right type of material for your roof is enough of a hassle already that the question of choosing...

Health3 months ago

Simple Ways To Feel More Confident At The Gym

If you are new to the gym, or you haven’t been in a while, sometimes you might not feel completely...