Everyone enjoys travelling, but only some enjoy the packing part too. If you want your travel to remain stress-free, then don’t miss out on buying travel insurance.
Travel insurance covers unforeseen medical costs while travelling like luggage theft, passport loss, etc., as well as flight cancellations or delays. *
If you are all set to go on your next trip, but the thought of packing seems daunting, then here are a few packing hacks and tips for you. *
- Select carry-on friendly luggage
Instead of a check-in bag, travel light and only bring a carry-on. There can be several advantages in flying only with one suitcase.
For starters, you may save time checking your bags. When you check in online, you can go straight to security check-in when you arrive at the airport. You can avoid the hassle of waiting in line at baggage claim at your destination.
The chances of your luggage getting misplaced along the way are less.
- Compress and roll your clothes
Instead of folding your clothes, roll them. Rolling your clothes before packing them helps to save space.
Pack your rolled clothes in reusable and compressible plastic bags. These handy travel bags squeeze out all the excess air, saving even more space.
It also saves your clothes from unsightly wrinkles. It saves you the trouble of finding an iron while still looking presentable when you arrive at your destination.
- Balance your bag
An adequately packed bag is a convenient bag to carry. Nothing beats taking your hand off your luggage for a split second only to have it topple over. It causes frustration and can be simply annoying.
Avoid this by packing your bag in a balanced manner. Your heaviest items should be at the bottom of your bag where the wheels are. Your lightest items should be on top.
- Maximise space with shoes
Make the most of your shoe space. Sneakers and dress shoes take up a lot of space. You may fill up the space inside your shoes with socks or innerwear. This helps in saving you some space and help to keep your shoes in shape.
- Outfits to pack
Plan out your daily outfits to ensure you only bring what you need. If you are travelling for an event or a business meeting, make sure you carry the right set of clothes. For example, packing a lovely dress for a backpacking trip through South America may be unnecessary! Consider your itinerary and make plans accordingly.
- Always carry a first-aid kit
Remember to pack a basic first-aid kit in your travel bag. Although it is unpleasant to consider illness or an accident while on vacation, it is a distinct possibility. Pack a first-aid kit to prepare for these issues. Bring paracetamol, stomach medication, and cold and flu tablets with you. Bandages, Neosporin, and anti-itch cream may also be useful items to have on hand.
Other important items like your phone, tablet, wallet, tickets/itinerary, pen, gum, headphones, chargers, chapstick, etc., should be easily accessible. So, keep them in a small sling bag/purse that is always handy.
Lastly, while you’re busy packing, don’t forget to buy travel insurance. You should already compare travel insurance plans before buying. Premium prices can be compared too with the help of a travel insurance premium calculator. *
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