The Art of Creative and Effective Packing:
- Always use a packing list and include all of the items youíve packed. This will help you keep from leaving items when repacking for your journey home. Donít forget to update your packing list with the treasures you purchased on your trip. To make sure you have enough room in your suitcase, practice packing and unpacking. This will ensure that you have enough room in your luggage.
- When traveling with your family or a companion: pack part of each of your clothes in each other's suitcases. That way, if one suitcase gets delayed or lost, everyone will still have some clothing.
- Use clear plastic zip lock type bags, to store toiletries.
- When using carry-on luggage while traveling by air, you can not bring on items (shampoo, conditioners, hair gel, shaving creams, etc) that are in containers that hold more than 3 oz. They will also not allow you to bring on the plane your large size deodorant containers.
- Use the rolling technique when packing your clothes; it also cuts down on wrinkles. Put your shoes in an old pair of socks. The best way to avoid crunching your shoes is to stuff them with your socks.
- Cushion small delicate items in the cups of a bra.
- Pack an empty canvas bag to bring home your souvenirs.
- Take half the clothes and twice the money!
How to Back Yourself Up Ė With A Paperless Copy of your Passport.
Keeping a copy of your passport with you while you travel is a good idea. Scan your passport and then email it to yourself. Then you can access your email from anywhere and print the passport or send it to the proper authorities via email as well.
How Can A Daily Snapshot Save Your Child?
When traveling with children, use your cell phone or digital camera and take a picture of your kids each morning. Then, if they get separated from you, you will have an exact description of what they look like and what they were wearing that day.