Preparing for your travel can be a nuisance, and can be even more of a nuisance when there are restrictions on how much weight you can pack in your check in luggage for your flight. If your luggage is overweight, this can lead to being charged extra by your flight carrier. In this article I will provide you the three best travel packing tips to ensure your luggage does not go overweight.
Tip #1: Decide what are the things you MUST bring.
By prioritizing which items are the most important items that must be brought along, you will ensure those items will be packed first into your luggage. This way you will not forget to bring them, or run out of luggage space to store them. Common “must” bring items include underwear, main clothes to wear for the day (such as pants and shirts), toothpaste, toothbrush, shaver (for men), and other toiletries.
Tip #2: Constantly pre-weigh your baggage at home during your packing process
As you pack the essential items, it is recommended to weigh your bag at home with a normal weighing scale just to see how much more weight you can add. By doing this concurrently during your packing, you will gain a better idea of approximately where you are at in reaching the maximum weight limit.
Tip #3: Bring the travel packs of any toiletries needed
As many of the toiletries are liquids and gels (such as toothpaste, shampoo, and body soap), they add a few extra pounds instantly to your luggage weight. Therefore it is best to purchase travel versions of any toiletries needed (basically a travel pack of smaller bottles), or manually fill up a smaller compact bottle to contain these liquid or gel toiletries. This will help in the long run to save weight on your luggage.
By following these three simple travel packing tips, it will help ensure your luggage does not go overweight. The simple tips are to prioritize and pack the most important items first, to constantly weigh your baggage during the packing process to track how much weight your baggage is accumulating, and finally to purchase travel packs of the toiletries needed, or simply fill up smaller bottles to use.
Packing can be one of the most dreadful parts of preparing for any trip, but by following some of these simple travel packing tips, you can make your packing process much more enjoyable.
Alec Chan is a huge travel enthusiast who has travelled all around Asia for the past 8 years, and has developed powerful strategies on how to get value for money in all his travel destinations. He constantly delivers informative, accurate, and insightful travel information through his travel blog alectravelguide.com.
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