Planning for a holiday is exciting, but while you are looking forward to the adventures ahead, don’t forget one crucial aspect: the packing. Efficient packing not only ensures you have everything you need but, with the strict rules some airlines have with carryon and hold baggage, it can also, minimising stress. So, here are eight top packing tips to help you make the most of your holiday and the luggage space you have:

1. Make a packing list: Before you start packing, write down a list of all the essentials you’ll need during your trip. This approach will help to ensure you don’t overlook crucial items and helps prevent over packing.

2. Pack light: Embrace the mantra of packing light, opting for versatility over excess. Select clothes that can be mixed and matched to create various outfits and aim to pack only what you’ll truly use during your trip.

3. Roll your clothes: Make the most of space and minimise wrinkles by rolling your clothes instead of folding them. This method not only saves valuable space but also helps with better organisation within your luggage.

4. Use packing cubes or compression bags: Invest in packing cubes or compression bags to maximise space and keep everything neatly organised. These handy bags can segregate different types of items, making it easier to locate your things in your luggage.

5. Pack essentials in your carry-on: Reduce the risk of lost or delayed checked luggage by packing essential items such as medication, toiletries, and important documents in your carry-on bag. This ensures you have immediate access to crucial items upon arrival at your destination.

6. Leave room for souvenirs: Don’t forget souvenirs or shopping sprees during your holiday and leaving some space in your luggage for these. Consider packing a foldable bag or small backpack to accommodate additional items bought during your travels.

7. Pack according to the destination’s weather: It goes without saying to tailor your packing list to suit the weather conditions of your destination. Don’t forget to check the forecast beforehand and pack appropriate clothes.

8. Limit your shoes: Shoes can be bulky and take up significant space in your luggage. Opt for a select few pairs that are versatile and suitable for the activities planned during your holiday. Wear your bulkiest pair while travelling to maximise space in your suitcase.

By following these packing tips, you can streamline your packing process, making the most of the space you have, and head off on your holiday with confidence that you have everything you need while away.

While we are talking about packing, it is also important to bear in mind the personal possession limit on your travel insurance policy when deciding what to take on holiday. Generally, there will be an overall cover limit and a single-article limit so check these in the policy wording to ensure you have the cover you expect.

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