When we go on vacation sometimes we do it on low-cost airlines since they are the ones that have cheap flights, but they also have the great inconvenience of our suitcase. If we want to save a not inconsiderable amount of money, the best we can do is Do not check in any suitcase and carry exclusively hand luggage , the suitcase for our vacations must have enough clothing and accessories that we will need on those days so desired and expected throughout a year, being able to choose some of the incredible destinations that exist today.
We can get cheap flights on some of the most famous airlines (Vueling, Ryanair, Easyjet, etc.), and by only checking hand luggage it is a great advantage for us since we have almost no weight and we will move without any problem. . Or yes, since when we start to prepare the suitcase we realize that things do not fit and that we will have to carry a larger suitcase, but we can help you with this tedious task, if you follow the tricks to pack with little space that we give you below, you will prepare it without any problem.
Make a list:
To start with our perfect suitcase for the holidays, the first thing we have to know is what we really need to bring, I have an application on my mobile that is Evernote and there I am putting all the things that occur to me that I am going to use, in this way we will organize the luggage even if we are away from home, on a terrace having some Smoothies , a beer, in public transport, etc. In this way we will have time to know everything we will need and thus give us time to buy it, but we also make sure that we do not lack anything and we will know the unnecessary things that we carry and that we can leave them quietly at home.
Bags for dirty clothes, medicines and sewing kit:
It is essential that we take some plastic bags (I take the garbage that I have at home), but a trick that I use since my daughters were little and went camping is to also include some bags made of cloth, there I go putting all the dirty clothes folded (in this way we will avoid smelling bad when we take them out of the plastic bags) until we get home and wash them with a soap that leaves our clothes very clean and with our preferred fabric softener scent .
It is important that we always have a small first-aid kit for all the time we are on vacation with plasters, paracetamol, ibuprofen and some cream for the bites. We can also take a travel sewing kit. Nor will we forget to take some nail files in case one breaks.
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Free space is very important in our vacation suitcase, especially if we plan to take a low-cost flight, we always bring a souvenir for the family, so it is super important to leave some space for the gifts we bring.
In terms of clothing, I advise you to wear several outfits that combine between them, whether they are pants with various t-shirts as well as a skirt with blouses or t-shirts, a dress for important dinners with a different accessory and if we want to take something warm as a jacket or We can carry some pashmina in our hand (that way we save space in the suitcase).
The clothes that get dirty can be washed and left to dry on hangers hanging in the bathroom of the room, use the express laundry services or if we have an apartment we can put them to dry on the terrace, to wash it we can use the gel and even the shampoo that we are using.
I advise you to bring clothes that dry quickly, that we use often and that do not need to be ironed.
Source: Rachel’s Fashion Room
Source: Rachel’s Fashion Room
Packing with different techniques:
This is a technique that my brother-in-law Jacin has explained to me, he is a military man and they use it when they go out of maneuvers to store the clothes in the mats, we put the garment that we are going to roll very carefully, in this way we will ensure that it does not wrinkles, but cotton t-shirts and clothes will make them almost wrinkle-free and we will also save space in the suitcase; But as this technique is very laborious, we will have to prepare the clothes for the trip in advance.
Another technique that my friend Nunci has taught me is to put the clothes in the bags with zip closure, she used them for her children’s camps (she put the outfits they would use every day), she folded everything and then rolled them up and when I had the bags rolled up I closed the bags.
Another option is to buy a suitcase at Yanko Desing , it has a design called Pumpack, which consists of having a pump incorporated into the suitcase to create a vacuum (people who cannot stand wrinkles do not think they like this method).
We can also buy some storage bags, which we use to store the blankets and clothes in the changes of season and after filling it with the clothes from the suitcase that we are going to take on vacation we suck the air and you will see how we have managed to reduce space considerably.
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You take advantage of all the space in corners, sides, etc.
Well, we already have our travel suitcase ready for the long-awaited vacation to that one. dream place we can see that we still have holes to fill in the suitcase, we can fill them by keeping socks, brushes and combs, makeup things, jewelry, etc., underwear or socks can be put in plastic bags inside of shoes and t-shirts.
We can use the glasses cases as boxes so that our helmets, chargers, jewelry (we can keep it using pillboxes), a trick so that the chains do not become knots or tangled is to put them on one side inside of soda straws, we close them the clasp and we will keep them; We can also fill those holes with a towel, pajamas, flip-flops, etc.
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At present, almost all airlines, including low-cost ones, allow women to carry a handbag with their suitcase , which we can take advantage of to store all the liquids that we are going to take on a trip ( remember that each boat does not can exceed 100ml.) They must go inside a transparent toiletry bag that does not exceed the measure of 20x20cm, the total of liquids allowed on the trip cannot exceed one liter; We will have to show that bag when we pass the security control, what I do is take advantage of the shampoo and gel bottles from the hotels and fill them (to make sure they do not come off, I put a piece of transparent film on them and then I close them), also if we want we can check them in our suitcase. Nor is it necessary that every time we go on a trip we have to buy a travel toothpaste, we can fill the tube with the toothpaste that we use at home.
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The most important:
All of the above is fine, but if we leave the most important thing, which is all our documentation such as passport, ID or European health card , etc. We are lost, so always take it in a place where it is well protected and thus avoid being lost or stolen. The best we can do is buy a document holder which allows us to hide the passport, the DNI and even money.