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8 Packing Tips for First-time Travelers


Packing is a pivotal part of traveling. You forget something and you find yourself in trouble. If you are lucky, you will find a store. If you pack too much then most likely end up burdened by heavy bags. You might have to pay costly airline baggage fees or you need to hire a coolie for hefty charges. Thus, here are important packing tips and policies that every traveler would learn.

Make a List (PACKING TIPS)

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The first task is to make a list of things. It helps you to decide, what you need to buy and what you already have. Carry this list with you all the time till you come back. This prevents things from getting lost and you do not find yourself in a helpless situation. packing tips

Roll it and pack it

While packing your bags roll the things and then put them in. Firmly rolled dresses take up a lesser space than fold ones. They are less prone toward getting deep crumples from folding creases. Start packing at least a few days before a parting date; it gives you ample time to buy items you do not have in a house. Make sure that you have the best weekend backpack for your trip!

Baggage handling

A person needs to carry bags according to travel plan. Luggage should not be more than three fourth of your weight otherwise it becomes very difficult to move with it. If you are going to travel by flight then you have to figure out airlines’ baggage policies. If you are traveling by train or local transport then you should be aware of coolie/porter availability and charges. Therefore, experts recommend carrying one or two bags for traveling. I highly recommend CabinZero bags as it is an airport-approved cabin sized bag.

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Follow the rules

Get yourself acquainted with the rules and regulations of transport agency. Please follow those rules. For example, Transport Security Administration’s 3-1-1 law for carry-on baggage. All fluids brought on to planes must be in 3.4-ounce bottles otherwise smaller plus inside a single, perfect, quart-size zip-top bag. If you fail to follow rules, then it might result in confiscation of things. packing tips

Use special packing tools

There are many smart accessories available in a market. Compression Sac shrinks your attires into a vacuum-packed, small, tight bundle. This saves a lot of space and keeps clothes in a good condition. Packing envelopes and packing cubes are additional packing aids which can be used for well-organized packing.

Never break up with valuables

Keep valuables things like passport, money, credit cards, identification documents, jewelry etc. with you. You can keep them in handbags but not in the luggage bags. It often happens that luggage gets misplaced. It is always safe to carry important documents; you might need to produce them anytime during the travel. When I traveled to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia in one go, I always made sure that I have my passport and cards with me. A friend gave me a wallet-like purse that can be attached to a belt and that really helped me a lot about not worrying about losing my valuables. packing tips

Clothes and medicines

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Carry proper clothes, which are suitable for the climate. If you are traveling in a rainy season then you have to be equipped with raincoats, umbrellas, and plastic covers. For cold climate, you should have thermals, sweaters, hand gloves, and socks. You know yourself better than others, so take a medicinal kit with you. If you have any allergies then let your fellow travelers know about them.

Background checks

Money, communication, and police are three important things for your security. Before you visit any place, read as much as you can. You should be aware of bank locations, ATM, police stations, and mobile towers.

Travelling is all about joy and happiness. People are advised to follow these rules, especially when going to a non-familiar place. These packing tips will make your traveling smooth and easy.

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Jerny is a full-time freelancer, an IT Specialist, a traveler, a dreamer and also a reading enthusiast. He loves to travel, climb mountains, swim and take beautiful photos. Together with his girlfriend, Jane, are currently traveling all over the Philippines and aspires to explore every corner of the world.
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3 comments

  1. I find your tips to be very useful for every first time traveler. When I travel I only make a list with what I need, so I don’t over pack, and also roll the clothes for more space. I have recently discovered packing cubes which are a life saver, both in hostels (ad they don’t make noise if you need to get your pajama out when you come back at midnight) and in helping organising your bag more easily.

  2. Very useful post with some valuable tips for packing. With years of traveling behind us we seem to have unknowingly dropped into a groove and our packing happens almost automatically without much thought. However it is indeed very important to get it right.

  3. This is an awesome article for the first time travelers. Making list always helps. We too use packing cubes for efficient packing and the compression sacs are something new to us. Gonna check them out for sure. thanks for sharing.

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