Efficient Packing Tricks For Your Trip!
Plans to make a trip always remind us of the need for packing. While many of us can boastfully say we know how to pack efficiently, most do not even want to trouble their heads with that. The reason being that they suck at it-having someone to cater for that need is usually an option they will quickly jump at.
When planning for your trip, you need to plan what to bring along carefully. This means you need to be a bit deliberate in your choices, otherwise, you get to your destination to find out you really didn’t need all of that!
So this is the first step and perhaps the most important one. You don’t want to over pack the same way you don’t want to under pack. Are you planning for a trip soon or any time in the future, consider these tips handy for guidance.
Make out time to deliberately plan your baggage
Lack of proper planning put you at the risk of not knowing what to pack at the verge of setting off. Again, it makes you put to many alternative items by way of guessing their necessity. For example, you have a retreat, or official party trip for a group you belong to at work, this trip will officially last for three (3) days, the first thing to inquire is what activities are going to be taking place in such an event, will there be dinner party, will there be a fitness section, how about official meetings? Gathering these information first hand ensures you have an understanding of what you will need in your suitcase for your trip. When you have learnt what to pack, a safer trick says; fit through your clothes , shoes, bags and know which ones will be going into the suitcase and why. These saves you a lot of guess work and alternative item packing. And you can never tell when an outfit can serve multiple needs for you except you try. When you take time to do this, it makes your luggage lighter and easier to drag around.
Know when to use the Roll-Up or Folding-Techniques
Depending on whether you want to conserve space in your luggage, rolling up your clothes technique saves significant amount of space for other smaller items you might want to fit into luggage. Again, it prevents clothes from wrinkling. On the other hand, sometimes having too much room in your luggage leaves your clothes bouncing around the corners. So for those trips you would require much items to travel with, use the folding technique, this will ensure that your clothes or belongings take up more space than not and prevent your things from bouncing around in the suitcase while you are on the go. Here is a what, most people sometimes use the folding technique when leaving for a trip and the rolling technique when coming back from a trip, to make room for space after too much shopping!
Put heavier items on the bottom side of your luggage
Before you start putting things in your suitcase, check for the heavy items and separate them to sit on the lower part of the suitcase. These heavy items include your shoes, provisions, electronics, etc. By putting them on that side of the suitcase, you avoid crushing them or other delicate content of your luggage that could be at the mercies of the heavier items. Not just that, separating those from your clothes ensures you don’t have all crumpled up clothes at the time you will be unpacking.
Use packing cubes
I like to believe that, simplicity is an offspring of coordination. Why bundle up things in an un-organised manner when you can compartmentalise? This is friendliest rule of packing, putting items of similar use or need, in same box. This not only ensures things are coordinated; it saves you ample time as when packed randomly. Use packing cubes to separate, underwears in their own box, deodorants, cosmetics, toiletries, etc. Using small packing cubes to get organised, don’t cost so much. They make things so easy to find in your luggage. Plus they look great!
Stuff your shoes with socks
This is another space conservation technique. This will not only help you compartmentalise, it will help ensure your shoes aren’t crushed into marring shape by the time you are unpacking. So use that to keep shoes in shape!