Planning a vacation is filled with excitement! From the travel arrangements to trip activities, vacations are a hard-earned reward and you want to make the most of your time off. One way to maximize your relaxation and reduce stress is to pack your bags efficiently. That way, you’ll spend less time digging for items and may even save a few bucks on baggage fees. Whether you’re only bringing carry-on travel back packs or OGIO’s Terminal Travel Bag, these tips will help you pack in tons of fun for any vacation.
The Roll Technique
Forget folding clothes, trying rolling them. Rolling clothes saves space and helps reduce wrinkles. Here’s how the rolling technique works: flashback to junior high sleepovers and imagine your sleeping bag – fold in half, roll tightly and tie, and that’s it! In a little more detail: fold your clothing item in half length-wise (folding in any sleeves), start at the widest end and roll tightly, and then you can secure your roll with rubber bands. An extra step for organization is to bag like items in large zip lock bags. Bagging your clothes will make specific items easy to find during packing and after vacation arrival.
Special Liquid Storage
We all know the greatest fear when travelling: that we’ll go to open our travel luggage and find that our hygiene products have exploded. Separating hygiene products into large zip lock bags is the usual solution to this very real problem. But we’re going to take that a step further! All you need for this packing technique is plastic wrap. Unscrew the tops of the liquid containers you’re packing, place the plastic wrap over the opening and screw the lid back in place. The plastic wrap will add an extra layer of protection in case the lid pops open during travel. Placing your liquids in a plastic zip lock bag in one of the external pockets of our Layover Travel Bag will ensure that your belongings stay safe.
Planning ahead is probably the best and most basic packing strategy. Waiting until the last minute can cause the packing of unnecessary items. Consider how many days you’ll be on vacation and your location. If you’re going somewhere tropical, packing breathable materials will be a priority. If you’re planning on going out on the town, dressier clothes may take precedence. Being prepared can also help you speed up your trip through airport security. Know the airport’s policies for carry-on travel luggage. If there are items in your bag that you will have to remove for the security line, keep these items in one of the outer zippered compartments for easy accessibility.
There are many travel packing tips to help you on your trip! These three packing tips will help you get started to efficiently pack your travel luggage. Don’t waste valuable vacation time worrying about the security of your belongings. Our bags are durable and have plenty of compartments for easy organization. Check out OGIO’s line of travel luggage and start planning your next vacation.