Luggage Blunders You Should Avoid
When you’re on vacation, you don’t want to spend time regretting your luggage choices. A bag too small or a suitcase too big can easily put you in a foul mood when you’re actually supposed to feel like you’re over the moon!
If you’re heading out on a trip soon and want to enjoy a stress-free experience then follow our golden rules to avoid these common luggage mistakes.
1. Choosing the Wrong Type of Bag
One-strapping your bag may have been deemed the coolest thing ever during your high school days but your shoulders will never forgive you for all that unnecessary weight. If backpacks are your thing, then ensure you’ve got two straps with comfortable padding installed that’s soft on your shoulder blades. If your items don’t completely fit in the backpack, you can always opt for a small spinner luggage bag. It’s so much easier to travel with compared to those stiff, one-direction wheeling suitcases.
2. You’ve Packed Too Much
We’re all guilty of packing too much stuff on a trip. It’s easy to get carried away, especially when you’re piecing together outfits for each day of the trip. Try to resist the impulse if you can and opt for items that are multi-purpose. At the end of the day, if you feel like your bags are too heavy to be towed along with you, you can always get in touch with Cubby to babysit your belongings!
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3. You’ve Forgotten the Essentials
You might think you’ve got the entire luggage packing thing under your thumb until you realize that you’ve forgotten the toothbrush or phone charger you thought you already stuffed into one of the carry-on bags. Always make a list of things you plan to take with you and double-check it before you zip your bag shut.
4. You Took the TSA Rules Too Easy
The TSA doesn’t go easy on your carry-ons and neither should you. There are restrictions on certain liquids (including moisturizers and make-up products) and toiletries that you can take with you.
One thing you can do is to fill your liquid items in bottles approved by the TSA. Seemingly innocuous items can be confiscated at the TSA checking post so make sure to read up on the rules before you embark on your trip.
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