When going to a new place, whether for the first time or not, it is important to take packing seriously and have a clear idea of what you want to bring, while also preparing for any turn of events, from losing your suitcase to the weather being completely different from what you’re seeing in the forecast. I’m here today to give you three packing advice that will help you when in a new place.
Personalize your luggage
If you’re traveling with a suitcase, make sure to customize it so that it will be different from all other standard luggage that you see around the airport. I would recommend getting a brightly colored one, for example a yellow or red suitcase, as it is much more noticeable than the regular black ones. If you don’t plan on buying a suitcase as you already have a practical one that you love and, but that is not of a vivid color, you can get a cover that would make it stand out while also protecting it from any scratches, falls, and careless baggage handlers. Having a luggage tag with your name, phone number, and email address is also a must. Additionally, you can also place one of the same tags inside the baggage, so in case the outside one gets ripped and lost, your personal details will still be there. An Apple airtag can also be of great help.
Choose clothes smartly
One of the key rules of packing, especially when traveling to a country with a different climate, is to pack smartly. Your clothes should be versatile and practical, so that you can be ready for any weather and walk for long periods of time with no problems. Don’t wear your new sneakers if you haven’t worn them out yet, instead get your most comfortable pair of shoes, no matter how beat up they look. Other than that, I also recommend getting a sweater or a hoodie, even if you’re going to tropical countries, because you never know when the weather decides to play a joke on you can you’ll end up freezing. A headpiece is also necessary for the same reason. A few years ago I got myself an Irish flat cap made of tweed online and since then I’ve packed it anywhere I went. It is perfect for the rainy fall trips, but it also kept me cool when I wore it during summertime. Plus, when I’m not traveling, I can easily wear it with my casual outfits.
Make the most out of your space
I vividly remember one of my very first trips when I decided that it would be a good idea to get souvenirs for all my loved ones and I ended up with so much stuff that I thought I’d have to wear at least a third of my clothes on the plane in order to fit everything. If you’re in the same situation, I suggest taking a closer look at your belongings and trying to make the most out of all the space you have. Wear your bulkiest items on the plane and take whatever you can in your carry-on suitcase. Shoes usually take up a lot of space, so you can fit plenty of things inside them, such as perfumes, small souvenirs, underwear, toiletries, jewelry, and other small items. Roll your clothes instead of folding them to save up space and put fragile items in between them. Once you take into consideration these things, you’ll be surprised to find out that all your personal items, as well as the souvenirs, can fit perfectly in your luggage.
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