Traveling can become hectic snd tiring, especially if it’s on a regular basis. If you travel a lot for work, you may already have figured out some frequent traveler luggage hacks that help make your travels easier. With regular travel, one is bound to encounter some luggage-related stress along the way. Here are 4 easy luggage hacks to know about when preparing for your next trip:
1. Use packing cubes
Packing cubes are zip-up containers made of fabric that are typically rectangular. They are designed to help you better organize your luggage by compressing your clothes as you pack. What makes packing cubes so great is that they are small, inexpensive, durable, and since they stack easily, they ease the stress of packing and unpacking.
They are available in a range of sizes and are sold as sets. You can use the bigger cube to pack clothes in and smaller ones for accessories such as chargers, cables earphones, etc. Also, make sure you pack a separate toiletry bags. Use another cube to pack any travel or work documents that they might need, such as passports, ID cards, passes, tickets, copies of their travel insurance, etc. You can also label them so they can be easily identified.
2. Prepare a go-bag
If you are a frequent traveler, it is probably best to have a go-bag ready. This bag should contain every trip necessity such as toiletries, extra underwear, deodorant, sunscreen, lotion, a toothbrush, toothpaste, and any medications they may be taking. You can also include a spare charger and anything they may need. If travel plans happen last minute, you will always be prepared with your go-bag.
3. Consider a smarter wardrobe
When packing, you want to ensure you don’t go over the airline weight limits, and one way of cutting back on what you carry is by reducing the amount of clothes you take on your trip. A simple way of reducing the number of clothes is to layout the outfits you plan on wearing and pick out the pieces that can be combined to make several outfits. Pack layers and pieces that can easily mix and match no matter the destination. Shoes can eat up a lot of space, so decide what pairs are really needed. When you plan your outfits ahead of time you will feel more prepared all round.
4. Invest in a new traveling bag
If you want to avoid having to lug around luggage that might have to be checked, consider getting a carry-on bag. Find a bag that balances, size, price, and is reliable for business trips. You can also get other carry-on bags that have more features such as expandable room to help you pack more stuff. Remember to check that they fit the standard overhead size regulations.
Traveling can be stressful, but there are also numerous ways to make it fun, streamlined and cost-effective. Start with these tips and you are sure to enjoy your next trip without the added hassle.