By Rukewve Ochuko
06 December 2021 | 5:00 pm
The holiday season is closer than ever, and people are getting ready to take some time off to cool off. All work and no play makes a dull and worn out you! If travelling is part of your cooling off for Detty December, preparing and packing for your trip is a delicate aspect to pay…
The holiday season is closer than ever, and people are getting ready to take some time off to cool off. All work and no play makes a dull and worn out you!
If travelling is part of your cooling off for Detty December, preparing and packing for your trip is a delicate aspect to pay attention to. Distorted packing can make one’s travelling experience stressful, awful and heap unplanned expenses, especially when your essentials are missing.
The following tips will help keep your packing in check and make it easy:
Create a list
Making a list of what you need on a trip before making that trip is a great way to start packing. This makes it easier to find out what essentials you are missing and the items that are unnecessary to pack. A list narrows it all down.
Pack your valuables in a hand luggage
Valuables like passports, money, Jewelry, and mobile gadgets are best put in hand luggage to avoid losing them. Luggage gets missing on a trip and having your valuables go missing isn’t a risk to take. It is safe to have your valuables in hand. It also allows you easy access to use.
Don’t forget extensions or adaptors
You never know how the socket at your destination is going to look like. So, having an extension or adaptor of yours to use would be an advantage if your charger happens to not fit into the provided socket. This saves you from begging and borrowing one from a stranger or buying a new one, which is an unnecessary expense.
Discard manicure tools
Travelling using airlines prohibits you from bringing certain items on board. This includes sharp objects of any size, even if they are grooming tools. Objects like scissors, a nail file, a razor or any other sharp object stop you from passing through the airport checkpoint. You’ll have to get rid of all of them. Packing them is a waste of time and effort.
Categorise your items
Clothes, perfumes, undergarments and shoes, are easy to find and fit into a bag when arranged in an order. Also, doing this help in making unpacking and arranging when getting to your destination effortless.
Roll them all
Folding clothes instead of rolling is common but, rolling instead of folding when packing is best. It keeps the clothes from getting wrinkled and saves space for more clothes to fit into the bag. Try it out!
Include a first-aid kit
Including a mini first-aid kit and all necessary meds in your luggage is just as important as carrying your plane or bus ticket. You or anyone around you could sustain an injury, develop a headache or abdominal pain but, as long as you have your medical kit, that can be taken care of with no hassle.
Save bag space for your possible holiday purchases
It’s no news that you bring back more than what was left with when returning from a trip. You need to make space for it while packing, to avoid overload when returning.
Use name tags
Stick to the list and enjoy your DETTY DECEMBER VACATION!