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Whether you are packing for a weekend getaway or two weeks in Europe, you’ll need a smart packing strategy. Overpacking can put a real damper on your vacation. A good plan and a well packed suitcase will go a long way to ensure a successful trip. Below are some of my favorite travel packing tips, along with exciting news about the Atlantic Luggage sweepstakes.
Atlantic Luggage is hosting a Trip to Orlando Florida Sweepstakes, giving you the opportunity to win a family trip for 4 to Orlando! The trip includes round-trip airfare for four, 3 nights of hotel stay, four two-day admission passes to 34 of Orlando’s best attractions, $150 spending money and 4 carry-on pieces of Atlantic luggage.
Travel Packing Tips and Tricks
Use really good luggage. The first rule of travel packing is to have really good luggage. I can’t stress enough the importance of having a great suitcase – something that is lightweight, durable and has 360-degree spinners. Atlantic Luggage sent me an Atlantic Ultra LITE 3 lightweight spinner to review. It is perfect for family travel. Making a financial investment in a piece of luggage can be hard to do when you are already spending big bucks on transportation, lodging and excursions. I love that the Atlantic Ultra LITE 3 collection offers quality, lightweight luggage at affordable prices.
Atlantic Luggage really knows what they are doing when it comes to making great, affordable luggage. They have been pioneering great luggage since 1919, making family traveling easier with their lightweight, versatile and affordable luggage collections. With a range of varieties in color, style and features, Atlantic Luggage makes packing for family trips easier no matter where the destination.
The piece I received is the perfect carry-on suitcase. Made of a lightweight, durable material and with durable crash protection like protective wheel housings, skid guard and molded rubber corner guards, I know my belongings will be kept safe – even when checked. I also love the four 360-degree spinning wheels.
The turquoise color is gorgeous and easy to spot on a baggage carousel!
You will be amazed how much you can fit into each piece from Atlantic Luggage, ridding you of the hassle of multiple pieces of luggage to carry or to worry about in the airport. Atlantic Luggage has innovative features such as the Link2Go™ system, which allows you to connect multiple pieces of luggage for easy one handed rolling.
Plan well. An equally important rule to packing is to plan well and always make a list. A lot of people forget this step and it can save you from overpacking, and from forgetting necessities. Find out what the weather will be like. Consider how long your items will last you, and if you’ll have access to laundry.
Roll your clothes. There are differing opinions on this, but in my experience rolling works best. You can fit more into the suitcase and will have fewer wrinkles. For longer trips when I am packing a lot of clothes, I will put the rolled clothing into packing cubes to keep it all more organized.
Use plastic wrap to stop your jewelry from tangling. Place your necklaces onto a strip of plastic wrap then top it with another piece of equal size. This travel packing tip is one of my faves! Also, you can use a pill bottle to store smaller items like earrings and rings.
Store shoes in shower caps. Whether your goal is to keep your clothes clean or protecting your favorite shoes, a shower cap will do the trick. Many hotels provide complimentary shower caps. I take them home with me just for this purpose.
Use the inside of your shoe for storage. Place your socks and other small items inside of shoes to save space. The shoe will even provide a protective barrier for delicate items. Prevent leakage. When packing toiletries, prevent leaks by removing the cap on your liquids, putting plastic wrap over the opening and then replacing the cap.
Keep it fresh. Lastly, toss a dryer sheet into your suitcase to help clothes stay fresh.
What are some of your travel packing tips?
Enter to win a trip for 4 to Orlando!
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I really need some new, quality luggage! We’re going on a cruise this summer and I have not much to choose from but old duffle bags! Heeelp 😉
Shoes in shower caps is a smart idea! I’ll try that next time!
Thanks for the heads up on the fabulous contest! I love the packing tips too, never can fit enough
The shoes bit is an especially good tip. I would have never thought to do that. Thanks for the pointers 😀
Using shower caps for shoe covers is brilliant! I can’t believe that I haven’t thought of this before.
Debbie Denny says
Great tips. I roll mine also.
The Mid-Atlantic Foodie says
Using the inside of your shoe is such a brilliant idea. I never in a million years would have thought of that! What a great tip~!!
These are great tips! I love the color of that luggage! Very different. I love it!
The travel case on the photos is just amazingly beautiful! The more I look at it, the more I fall in love! <3 Otherwise this is a very useful read, that could really help messy packers like me. Thanks for sharing!