3 Packing Mistakes that International Travellers Often Make

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The thought of travelling overseas brings a feeling of happiness to most of us, however packing things up for the trip makes us anxious and apprehensive. This is natural because there are n number of things you want to take along but at the same time, you need to keep in mind the rules of security check at the airport. In this post, we will be taking a look at some common packing mistakes that travellers make:

Keeping No Extra Bag

Most of us travel with those fully packed luggage bags or simply carry-on bags that hardly have an inch of space inside them just to tuck anything inside. However, this becomes problematic at times because there is no way to keep your souvenirs and other items that you have purchased during your trip. A suggestion here is to keep a small bag inside your suitcase as it will take up only a little space but will save you from the hassle of shipping your souvenirs through paid shipping or courier services.

Filling to the Brim

Probably this one is the worst thing that could happen to a traveller’s luggage – your suitcase suddenly explodes (opens up) in the middle of the airport. In an effort to take more things along, sometimes you start stuffing things in your suitcase, making it look like a ball rather than being rectangular in shape.  Therefore it is advisable to avoid overstuffing and keep a double check on all the zips and locks of your suitcase to ensure the safety of your goods.

Packing Liquids Negligently

Often we pack liquid articles like creams, drinks, lotions, etc. in the same suitcase where rest of the articles are there. However, a little leakage or spill can spoil your precious clothes and other goods. It is, therefore, a good idea to pack liquid stuff in a separate bag so that the dry stuff is safe and sound.  

The bottom line is that you should be very careful at these packing mistakes when travelling for an international trip. Also, make sure to read the airline’s luggage guide to keep things smooth.

Kanika Sharma

Kanika Sharma works as a Content Developer at Ajura. For the past 5 years, she has been writing for various renowned blogs. Being an engineering graduate, her background allows her to connect with cutting edge technologies and relate them with real world scenarios.
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