A lot of leisure time can be lost due to bad packing. Common packing issues are – forgetting to pack essential items, packing too much, and packing in a way that you can’t easily find what you need when you need it.
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The following packing tips may help:
<H3>1. Packing checklists</H3>
It is a good idea to prepare a packing checklist early, and refine it as you remember additional items. A checklist may save you the hassle and time of buying forgotten items like swimmers, a toothbrush or worse travel documents.
<H3>2. Suitable luggage</H3>
Having good luggage with multiple compartments can help you better organize belongings.
<H3>3. Packing techniques</H3>
Packing your bag well can save time in finding things. Some techniques include:
<li> Have a place for everything and everything in its place.
<li> Group like with like.
<li> Put the most frequently required items in easily accessible places.
<li> Take duffel bags or plastic bags to help separate items. For example, to separate the dirty clothes or shoes)
For some useful packing techniques refer to <a href="http://www.onebag.com/pack.html" target="_blank"><u>OneBag.com</u></a>
<H3>4. Air travel – advantage of travelling light</H3>
When possible, on short trips, take your entire luggage onboard as carry-on. Doing this saves the time. Why? No baggage check-in time, no baggage pick up time, and no lost luggage.
<H3>5. Consider your wait times</H3>
When packing, think about what you can take to occupy your ‘wait’ time. For example, a good book for a plane trip.<br>
<H3>6. Own less</H3>
The less you own, the easier it is to pack. My wife use to joke that it was easy for me to pack on holidays – all I had to do was put all my possessions into a bag. Yes, I know not a very helpful tip, but there is some truth in it.
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