A suitcase is one of the most important items we take when traveling. It is so important that packing is often considered one of the most stressful parts of taking a trip. Not to mention how frustrated we can become to realize upon arrival that we left out something as basic as our phone charger. Not only do we need to consider the type of clothing to take for our chosen destination, but we also have to take into account what suitcases we have at our disposal to ensure all our things will actually fit! Therefore, we would like to propose some tips when it comes to selecting luggage and packing bags so that you will become experts in packing your suitcase in an optimal, fast and efficient way.
The first decision: What type of suitcase should we choose? This is a very important decision. Of course, a weekend getaway to the beach is not the same as a fifteen-day trekking trip in the mountains and a summer destination is far different from one where colder temperatures require a coat or an umbrella. It is fundamental to select a bag that is appropriate for the destination and the duration of the trip ahead.
Therefore, ask yourself these questions: how many days will I be traveling? Is it warm or cold where I am going? Large suitcase or carry-on? With these answers you will discover what type of luggage you will need. If you are just taking a weekend escape, then a small, well-organized suitcase should be more than enough. If you will be traveling for more than 4 or 5 days, it may be likely that a medium-sized suitcase is necessary, yet if you plan to be gone for more than 10 days, a large suitcase is your best option.
Summer weather destinations allow for lighter luggage, whereas cold weather destinations require coats and sweaters that occupy more space in your suitcase (however, these are necessary). There are three fundamental points you must take into account before packing your bag:
Tips for organizing and optimizing the space you have: we can use some simple tricks to better organize and transport our belongings, save space and make the return trip even easier.
And for the toiletry bag?
For personal toiletry items, we always recommend taking a small toiletry bag that can fit in your carry-on luggage. This will help us keep to the limited space and to do so, we have a few tips:
To conclude, we leave you with an interesting fact: according to a recent study by Opinion Matters in the United Kingdom, the items most frequently forgotten at home are a toothbrush and toothpaste, a mobile charger and adapter (in case one is needed). So be sure to keep these items in mind as you pack your bags!
Once we have our destination selected and our bags packed, the only thing left is to enjoy the trip!