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:Summer is finally here and we are all dreaming and getting excited for our holidays! With flights and hotel booked, packing is the last thing stopping you from that great holiday. We all agree that we don't love packing, but if you follow our packing tips you 'll never have to worry.
1. Make a list
It may sounds a bit boring, but proof lists can be the gateway to a stress-free holiday. Separate your essentials from your desirables, and be realistic with your luggage limitations.
2. Name tags are there to help
Most suitcases come with name tags fitted as standard, so be sure to fill them in just in case you – or the airline – lose your luggage!
3. Observe restrictions on baggage
If your airline says: “23kg”, then they mean 23kg! Weigh your bags before you get to the airport and make sure you are within the restrictions, otherwise you’ll be forced to cough up extra cash at the airport.
4. Save bag space for all your holiday purchases
Whether it’s duty free goods or holiday mementos, it’s inevitable that you’ll be bringing more back home with you than when you left – so make sure you have room for it!
5. Skip the shoes
The biggest and most frustrating item of luggage. How many pairs of shoes you should take is very much dependent on how long your vacation might be, but we’d suggest that three pairs is a reasonable average for a 1-2 week getaway.
6. Keep on rolling…
This tip is certainly up for debate, but we think that rolling your clothes really is the only way to go. Not only will it reduce those pesky wrinkles and creases in your gear, it’ll save you some much needed suitcase space.
7. All valuables go in hand luggage
It’s rare that airlines lose luggage these days, but why take the risk? Stay safe and stow all your expensive luxuries – from your camera to your diamond engagement ring – in hand luggage.
8. Don’t forget the adapters
If you do need them, save on the crazy airport prices by buying them ahead of your trip.
9. Check the weather
Depending on where you’re going, weather forecasts are either your holiday’s best friend or biggest foe. Come rain or shine, meteorologists will always give you the best idea of what weather to expect on your holiday. Check the day before you fly and pack accordingly.
10. Don’t leave home without the essentials
This penultimate tip is a big one as, without these necessities, you won’t be heading anywhere but home: check and check again that you have your monies, a valid passport and – for the sake of your holiday companions – a toothbrush and your favourite box of RawBites!
Enjoy your vacation!