If you’re travelling solo or with your family, you might spend much of your day dreaming about that perfect holiday. The prospect of a relaxing break in the sun is, for many of us, what gets us through the day when we are beyond stressed. But, the reality can sometimes be a little different. Organising yourself, and your family, for a week away can be pretty stressful. In fact, for many people, the struggle starts in the airport – before you’ve even gone anywhere! If you want to get your holiday off to a good start, it all starts with your luggage.
Have everything you need to hand
When packing your holiday items, think about what you will need easy access to. Your passports are no good to anyone if they are right at the bottom of your backpack, or a suitcase. Equally, if you have childrenwho get bored easily, and will need some entertainment on the plane, ensure you have books or toys within easy reach. Flying can be a stressful experience for children, or in other cases it can make them very over-excited. Loud children can bother other passengers who were hoping for a relaxing flight, so make sure your kids are fully occupied during your time in the air.
If you are taking more than hand luggage, chances are you’ll have various liquids in your suitcase. There is nothing worse than opening your suitcase at the other end of your flight and finding that your makeup has exploded all over your clothes. After all, holidays are meant for relaxing, not doing laundry! Pack all your lotions and potions in Zuca make up cases to contain any spillages should they happen. If they don’t, it is also super handy to have all your makeup in one place.
Decide who will take what
If your children are a little older, consider giving them their own suitcase. They may appreciate the responsibility of looking after their own clothes and toys – independence is very important in developing children. If they are nervous about going away – for example if it is their first time – it can also help distract them from travelling and flying. There are plenty of kid friendly suitcases on the market now, which are lightweight and feature eye catching designs. If your children are a little younger, or if you fear they may lose their suitcase, it is best to pack everything in two larger cases. Many airlines now also allow you to take on smaller suitcases of hand luggage too, so don’t worry if you are running out of space.
Identify your cases
Losing your cases at the airport is every holidaymaker’s worst nightmare. Whether it was the fault of the airline or whether someone accidentally took your case, no one likes to start their holiday with no clothes. There are two different ways to go about this. You can purposely buy an eye-catching suitcase – but, be aware of thieves. A designer branded suitcase will be very tempting to people looking to steal a case and it’s possessions. An easier way to identify your case is to tie some coloured ribbon or string around the handle so you can quickly identify it on the converyorbelt.