Be Safe and Carry On: How to Pack a Suitcase

Summer is quickly approaching and if you are lucky you will be going on vacation. Learning how to pack can save you money and prevent the of stress paying for extra bags.  Here are some trip tips:

ALWAYS take a carry-on.  This subject is personal to me because I have lived the LL (lost luggage) nightmare.   I went to Paris and my bags were sent to Tokyo.  I did not get them back until I was ready to go home. The only thing that made my situation believable was that I at least had my meds.  LESSON LEARNED: Your carry on should include meds, jewelry and any thing that  you need to live.  If you can put all of your belongings in a carry on, do so.

P.S. I was miserable until I remembered that I was in the fashion capital of the world and that I would get reimbursed for everything I was “forced” to purchase.  The struggle was definitely real!! LOL

2. Tuck and roll – all of your items so they do not wrinkle.

3. Save samples of perfume and toiletries and pack them in your bags.  This will save you from violating the 3-1-1 liquids rule. (You are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes through the checkpoint. These are limited to 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item.)

4. Put a copy of your name and itinerary in non carry-ons in case they are lost.

5. Take pictures of your non carry-on bags.

Here is a great tutorial on packing.  Have a great trip -it’s in the bag!

 

 

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