Welcome to Day 30 of 30 Days to Packing a Better Bag. Our final post!
It goes without saying that you all are packing masters at this point, and we’re proud of the progress (we’re assuming) you’ve all made this month. Go you!
But we still have one task left…
Getting it all to the airport!
We LOVE this part of travel because it is the time when we get to take-off. Don’t let excess baggage fees and security point nightmares ruin the moment. Here are some tips we put together to help with the journey to the airport and beyond:
Like a Girl Scout. Have your passport and paperwork ready for check-in. Make sure it is all easily accessible in the outer pockets of your bag or handbag (while also not being easy for others to get to, of course!).
Keep your carry-on liquids in a clear plastic bag that can be pulled out of your carry-on luggage without throwing the entire packing system out of whack. That means storing it on top or in an outer pocket if at all possible.
The same goes for your laptop. Have it packed in a way that allows easy removal from your carry-on bag at security. We’ve suggested ideas for this in the packing and protecting electronics section.
Wear Heavier and Bulkier Clothing to the Airport
Yes, this point is controversial because you probably shouldn’t wear your coat if you’re traveling in a tropical destination at the moment. However, those light hiking shoes will be bulky and annoying to pack, as will those jeans. If you can layer up, go for it. You can always shed some layers when you get into your seat. Just be sure to bring a second, more comfortable outfit to change into when on your flight.
This tactic can save you a bit of size and weight from your luggage if you feel that is an issue.
Never Leave Luggage Out of Sight
Never, ever, ever. There are just too many people from too many walks of life congregated at airports. Luckily, since you take fewer belongings with you on your travels now, keeping track of your luggage in the airport will not be an issue. Never again will you have to leave your suitcase outside of a toilet stall because there’s not enough room. We love helping you to travel with less!
Take Action: Get Ready to Travel
Take the final steps needed to get you to the airport and on to your adventures! Happy travels!
Let us know where you’re off to now that you’re all packed up.