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How to pack your suitcase more effectively

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If you are taking a trip, packing is an essential, but sometimes stressful task. Use these tips to make the most of your suitcase.

Rated 0 points - posted 10 years ago by kris in category Travel.
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Make a packing list to avoid forgetting essentials Report Abuse
a list will keep you from forgetting things
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Do not wait until the night before to pack Report Abuse
procrastination is not good when packing
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Invest in quality, sturdy luggage Report Abuse
you don’t want it busting open along the way
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Keep bottles of liquids in plastic bags to prevent spills Report Abuse
make sure they are airline approved
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Pack anything fragile in your carry-on Report Abuse
don’t want the handlers to break it
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Bring something to do on the journey Report Abuse
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Buy travel-sized toiletries for short trips Report Abuse
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Do not bring more than a couple books; they are heavy and bulky Report Abuse
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Plan each outfit you will wear during you trip ahead of time Report Abuse
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Pack each outfit in a separate bag so that they can be grabbed quickly Report Abuse
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Bring versatile clothing that can be worn for many occasions Report Abuse
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Do not bring more than you will need Report Abuse
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Find out ahead of time if you can do laundry when you reach your destination Report Abuse
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Check weather reports and choose proper clothing Report Abuse
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Always bring a sweatshirt or sweater in case plane or other mode of transport is cold Report Abuse
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Use space saving bags (giant zip-lock bags work ) to squeeze out the air in clothes; you can pack more Report Abuse
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Rolling clothes can save more space than folding Report Abuse
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If you are flying, look up the airline’s carry-on and checked bag policies Report Abuse
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If you are traveling with others, you should each store one outfit for the other person; if one person’s luggage gets lost, they will have a back-up outfit Report Abuse
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If you are flying and only taking a short trip, try to avoid checking luggage Report Abuse
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