Packing Tips/Tricks

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Today we’re going over some exciting stuff . . . packing tips! Having been on our fair share of airplanes, we’ve gathered a BUNCH of tips and tricks to make your life easier. We’ve broken it down into categories to make it easy to follow!

Personal Item

  • Passport covers are wonderful as it’s easily identifiable and as sides that you can slip your check-in ticket number (to locate in the event it gets lost) as well as hold your tickets together.
  • Keep all electronics with you – tablet, Kindle, laptop, camera, etc.
  • Make sure all your electronics are fully-charged before take-off.
  • Download any movies, songs, books you might want to listen to while on the place.
  • Pack headphones, cords and any chargers in a separate little bag so they’re easy to find and make sure each cord is wrapped so they don’t get tangled with others.
  • Earplugs are a life-saver for those moments you want to try and block out the noise of loud passengers
  • Eye masks are not prissy, they’re incredible for helping catch some zz’s when you’re changing time zones and it’s sunny out our the cabin lights are on and you need some darkness
  • Bring some pre-packaged snacks (for when those free pretzels don’t hold you over) such as trail mix, fruit snacks, granola bars . . . basically anything that isn’t messy or will spoil over time!
  • Wisps are amazing for brushing your teeth and freshening your mouth. They’re great because they’re disposable and you don’t have to dig through your carry-on to find your toiletry bag of your toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • We all know we can’t bring drinks through security, so bring an empty water bottle to fill up on the other side of TSA.
  • With having snacks in a germ-filled airport, make sure you pack some hand sanitizer or Wet-One wipes! Wet-Ones can also be used to wipe down your tray on the plane.

Carry-on

  • If possible, avoid rolly carry-on’s and use a backpack or tote as it’s quicker to get off the airplane and it makes getting around your destination easier when you don’t have to drag a bag around
  • Pack your toiletries in your carry-on in a clear container so they’re easy to find. I personally use the Sephora TSA approved bag which is great as it’s thicker and more durable than a plain Ziplock bag.
  • Use travel-size or sample size liquids! This is your time to go to Sephora and ask for samples of foundation, face masks, etc or purchase they’re amazing selection of travel size items.
  • Makeup Remover wipes or towel. I cannot recommend the Makeup Remover towel enough! You use it with water and you can wash it with the rest of your laundry. Quick, easy and eco-friendly.
  • Pack your valuable items such as jewelry in your carry-on bag so in the event your check-in gets lost, your valuables won’t be gone along with it.
  • Like the previous point, pack a couple outfits and a pair of shoes in your carry-on in case your check-in gets lost, this way you’ll have clothes to wear in the mean time!

Check-in

  • Keep a photocopy of your passport in your check-in in the event your passport gets lost or stolen you’ll make the process of getting a new one a lot easier and faster!
  • Pack a couple extra Ziplock bags in the event some liquids explode while in the air and you need more for your return trip home.
  • If you put your shoes in grocery bags, throw a couple extra grocery bags in the event some shoes get muddy, dirty whatever.
  • Use one of those grocery bags as a designated laundry bag so you’re dirty clothes don’t spoil your clean clothes.
  • If you’re using packing cubes and you’re traveling with others, designate a color cube for each person so it makes it easier knowing who’s stuff is who’s.
  • Pack breakables in socks and for extra protection, pack inside shoes.
  • Wrap breakables in between sweaters or jackets.
  • Stack bras to maximize space and to help keep their shape.
  • Place jewelry through straws so they don’t tangle.
  • Place dryer sheets in your suitcase to keep things smelling fresh!
  • To easily identify your suitcase on the conveyer belt, add ribbons, sticks or luggage tags.
  • LOCK your carry-on! You don’t know who’s handling your bag on the other side and you don’t want to risk anyone stealing your belongings. Just make sure they’re TSA approved locks.

There you have it! What are you traveling tips? We’re always on the lookout for more!

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