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Preparing the travel bag, important steps you need to take to make your travel comfortable

 Is bagging the first thing that comes to your mind when you decide to travel? Many people are confused about preparing travel bags, hesitating for a long time in front of the open bag, wondering: what do we really need to take? What if we leave these clothes on? We may need it while traveling.

They end up with bags crammed full of things they don't really use while traveling. According to Professor Carrie Cooper, a distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology at Lancaster University, travel, with all the cumulative stresses that comes with it,

In addition to anxiety and fear of the unknown, it causes us to take more clothes and items in what is known in psychology as a "security blanket". Therefore, we try to provide the following comprehensive guide to prepare travel bags professionally.

Preparing the travel bag, important steps you need to take to make your travel comfortable

How do we choose the most suitable bag?

The first step when preparing a travel bag is choosing the right travel bag for your needs. If traveling by plane, you will likely need a hard-shell suitcase to keep your fragile baggage from getting damaged. While you can use floppy bags if traveling by car. Make sure that the dimensions of the bag and that it fits the dimensions allowed in travel according to the rules of the airline you are traveling on.

Also, be sure to choose a lightweight bag, most of the bags with a solid structure are now made of materials that combine durability and light weight. Also, make sure that the zipper is sturdy and the bag lock is sturdy, as well as that the wheels and traction arm are sturdy, and that its length is appropriate for your height so that it does not hit your heels while walking. And if you travel frequently, it is recommended to invest in a travel bag with a high price and higher specifications.

About the bag:

    The most important specifications of the travel bag:

  1. Light weight and durability.
  2. Dimensions suitable for airline instructions.
  3. Durability of wheels and traction arm.

    Roll clothes into a cylindrical shape:

  1. Fits flexible bags.
  2. Suitable for clothes that do not need to be ironed, such as cotton and woolen clothes.

    Stack clothes in straight layers:

  1. Suitcases with hard shell suitcases for formal wear and textured clothing.
  2. breakables such as linen and silk.
Before traveling, make sure to write a list of everything you need and update it whenever you remember something, and make sure that the list contains everything you need, whether electronic devices such as cameras, shavers and chargers, and do not forget the electrical adapters if you are traveling to a country that uses a different electrical current than necessary for your devices. As well as personal care tools.

The choice of clothes is not random:

The biggest mistake we make when dressing up is choosing only the clothes we like without enough planning. Good planning includes taking into account the number of days of travel, the cultural nature of the country you are traveling to, the weather at different times of the day, as well as the different events you plan to attend; The clothes that are suitable for a beach vacation are different from the clothes that are suitable for safari trips, and they are also completely different from the clothes suitable for traveling on a business trip, and the same applies to shoes as well.

Be sure to choose pieces of clothing that you can wear in more than one way more than once in more than one format, in order to reduce the number of pieces that you take with you as much as possible, and this also applies to accessories. Justin Klosky, founder of organizational consultancy O.C.D. recommends three tops for each bottom, 

where you can repeat wearing the same pants or skirt and switch tops for different looks. Do not forget to bring enough underwear and socks (if the trip is a week or less, take the number of days, but if it is more than seven days, do not take more than seven pieces, taking care to wash what you need to reuse during your trip). 

Organize your bag smartly:

Start by placing small items and items made of non-ironing materials such as socks, underwear, scarves, and swimwear at the bottom of the bag in the gaps between the two pull rods, as well as clothing made of heavy fabrics such as jeans. As for clothing, there are two groups; One team prefers to stack the clothes in flat layers on top of each other, while the other team prefers to roll the clothes in a cylindrical way and stack them next to each other in a regular way, and both teams believe that the two methods save space and help keep the clothes straight and does not need more ironing.

The roll method is more suitable for elastic bags, and for cotton or wool clothing, while the stretchy method is suitable for bags with a rigid structure and clothing made of breakable fabrics such as linen or silk, as well as formal wear. As for heavy clothes, such as heavy coats or boots, you can wear them while traveling or take them with you to lighten the weight of the bag.

After the clothes comes the role of the shoes. Put each pair of shoes in a plastic bag and close it tightly so that the rest of the clothes do not become contaminated. If you have chosen to stack the clothes in a roll method, put the shoes in the four corners of the bag. If you choose the layered method, put the shoes on top. You can put socks inside shoes to save more space.

Personal Care Tools:

Finally, put personal care items, makeup, and medicines in tightly closed plastic bags or bags so that they do not damage clothing if the bottles break during the flight. Also, be sure not to take the products in full size, but only take small quantities that are sufficient for your needs. You can buy travel-friendly smaller sizes, and if they are not available, you can empty the right amounts into refillable bottles.

Also, be sure to take the necessary emergency medicines during travel, such as: analgesic and antipyretic, medicine for vomiting, intestinal antiseptic, contraceptives that you use, wound dressings, ointments for insect bites, or any medicines that you use chronically, especially if your travel destination does not allow the sale of medicines over the counter.

Hand bag:

It is also recommended to put electronic devices such as a camera and laptop in the personal bag that you take with you on the plane, as well as valuable jewelry, do not forget your personal papers such as passport, airline tickets, insurance and international driver’s license, your bank card, and any other personal papers.

After closing the bags, do not forget to make sure that their weight is suitable for the allowed weight so as not to be surprised at the airport, while making sure to leave enough space for the weight in case you want to buy souvenirs or gifts or shopping is one of the goals of your trip. And remember in the end to enjoy your trip and do not make the bags a heavy burden or an obstacle in the way of your enjoyment.


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  1. They end up with bags crammed full of things they don't really use while traveling


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