Updated on February 26th, 2019
As the new season approaches, you may be preparing for your next trip. Traveling is a great way to explore the world, people and cultures. Now while every season is perfect for traveling, you must remember that every travel is susceptible to stressful events. One such stressful event is packing. Packing occurs before the traveling begins but this simple task can ruin any trip.
For this reason, we have created a short list of effective packing techniques. These tips, if employed correctly will be all that you need to start your vacation on the right foot.
Top 5 Essential Packing Tips for Your Long Travels
1. Roll Your Clothes
Rolling your clothes is the simplest technique in packing. Basically, what you are doing is taking each article of clothes individually and rolling them in a circular motion.
This simple activity will allow you to pack more clothes as they will take up less space.
This is also one of the many ways in which you can avoid over packing. In addition to that, this technique will help to prevent wrinkles in your clothes.
2. Create A Packing List
With a packing list, you will benefit from being organized. Organization is very important if you are to pack for long travels. When you are organized, you are less likely to forget important items.
The packing list you create, can be organized by categories. My favorite way to do this is to use the categories; personal luggage, carry-on luggage and checked luggage.
When the list is created in this way, it is less likely that you will pack items in the wrong bag. Packing items in the wrong bag will cause you problems at the airport so ensure that you do your research.
3. Review Airline Policies
When traveling on a long journey, it is very easy to over pack. In an effort to avoid this, you can review the polices stipulated by your airline.
Each airline will have different baggage policies so make sure that you read the police for each airline that you will use. This is important because, many times with long trips, you will have connected flight with different airlines.
Also, by reviewing your airline’s policy you will be better equipped to create your packing list.
4. Wash Your Clothes on The Road
Washing your clothes on the road is a great way to avoid packing confusion. You never want to mix your dirty clothes with your clean ones.
You will find that may places you visit have laundromats and that easy to use and affordable. In fact, some hotels may even offer free laundry services. Take advantage of this and avoid unnecessary problems.
This tip will also save you a wash when you return home from your awesome trip. Personally, after a long and fun trip the last thing I want to do is chores. By washing on the road, I avoid this.
5. Dual Pack Garments
Dual pack garments are basically clothing that serves more than one purpose. Often when going on a long trip, people are tempted to pack a lot of clothes. However, when you have a pants than can turn into a short you will have all the outfits you need, while packing less clothes.
This simple task can save you a lot of space, time and money. A great way to do this is to pack your clothes based on the events you want to attend. After this is done, choose the outfits that can be matched and re-worn.
Summing It Up
Long travels can be exhausting but it doesn’t have to be stressful. Since packing is a major part of travelling; you should spend enough time on it so that it is done right.
- Never leave packing until last minute,
- Always follow your airport and airline regulations, and
- Always have fun.