The lady checked in the Luggage: how to pack a suitcase, not to forget anything
If “shove the first thing that came to hand, and then at the resort to worry about the lack of the most important” – this is about you, then you will surely come in handy our life hacking. Passion.ru talked to experienced travelers and found out how to take a perfectly prepared suitcase (without overweight and with everything you need).
A revision of things
So, you have decided on the direction and the option of rest, on this basis you should make your multifunctional wardrobe. In other words, if you are waiting for a beach holiday in front of you, it is one story, and if an entertaining and informative trip with everyday excursions and long walks, then this is a completely different topic. And wardrobe in this case will be different from the first option. Simply some forget about it and take, in their opinion, universal things which at best are put on only once, and even do not get at all from a suitcase.
To optimize time and effort, first make a detailed list of everything you need, in your opinion, and cross out of it what you can safely do on the trip. You can put things that you initially included in your list, on the bed or on the floor, choose from this variety what you go on the road (usually, for this choose the most “heavy” things that take up a lot of space in the suitcase), then try to make sets for each day, combining the main items of your wardrobe. Conventionally, if your shirt fits strictly to only one skirt or pants, it is better to leave home and take with you the one that will look perfect with any “bottom”. Then determine what you will take in hand Luggage (money, documents, gadgets, charging and so on), and what you can leave in the suitcase.
Please read the baggage rules in advance, so that later it would not be a surprise for you that some items could not be taken with you at all, or should be issued in a certain way. It is very sad, for example, tourists look at the reception when there is not much time left before the flight, and they have to shift things from hand Luggage to a suitcase, because they are not included in the list of things that can be taken on Board. Or Vice versa, during the preponderance just as tourists are trying to free up space in the suitcase, shifting some things in a bag or backpack. And in fact, and in another case, it takes a lot of time and effort not only from the travelers themselves, but also from airport workers.
If in doubt, whether to take a thing or not, it is better to put it aside
Another life hack, which is followed by all experienced travelers. If you doubt whether this thing will be useful to you or not, it is better not to take it at all. Start collecting it with those items, without which, you know, you can not do during the trip. By the way, if you stay in hotels, towels, shampoos, air conditioners, shower gels and other “bath accessories” can not be carried – they should be in every room. Similarly, you can not take a Hairdryer, it should also be in the bathroom. Another thing, if you use some specific beauty tools that cannot be replaced. In this case, it makes sense not to keep the whole package, and take exactly as much as you need during your vacation.
On what principle to collect?
Proceed to the most interesting (and time-consuming) stage. Start to collect the suitcase (or backpack) is better with heavy things – put them on the bottom and add on top of other items. The way to use every inch of space, socks, tights or stockings, you can gently roll up and stick in the boots or shoes. T-shirts, pullovers and rubacky you can collapse a coil, but the dresses, pants and jackets is better to put “packs”. In the remaining free space, distribute the little things, just be sure to check whether they can be transported. And then Tom will have to publicly open his suitcase and get rid of the “forbidden”.
By the way, a laptop, a camera, glasses and other fragile items is better to take with you on the plane, so that they are not accidentally damaged in the suitcase. The last point – fasten the zipper on the bag or suitcase (it should go smoothly, without jerks and efforts, otherwise you risk getting damaged Luggage or miss half of things, if the zipper suddenly cracks at the most inopportune moment), weigh the Luggage and look again at your ticket to make sure that you fit into the airline’s norms in weight and dimensions (including hand Luggage). And remember, the denser things will be Packed, the less likely that something will spill (cosmetics, for example) or come in an inappropriate form during the flight.
Use suitcase space most effectively
Perhaps you do not know yet, but for travelers, those who often travel outside their country, have long come up with a variety of gadgets and devices, so necessary during the trip. For example, special vacuum bags, organizers-covers for clothes and shoes, multifunctional cosmetic bags, compression travel bags and other similar products will help you to use the space inside the suitcase and keep your belongings safe and sound. In addition, there are special instructions, thanks to which you can compact fold even overall things so that they will not take up much space. As an option – in jeans, jacket and sneakers you can go on the road, and in a suitcase to put light and compact things.