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17 Jul

4 Tips for Packing Smarter While Traveling

4 Tips for Packing Smarter While Traveling

At Atchison Transportation Services, we’ve seen it all when it comes to packing. When we pick our clients up and take them to the Greenville/Spartanburg Airport for their upcoming trip, we often see two extremes when it comes to packing. It seems that some clients pack up their whole house, while others don’t pack enough. Because of this, we’ve decided that it is time to share 4 tips for finding that happy medium while traveling.

Make a List

Rather than grabbing items and throwing them into your suitcase without a plan, you should consider making a list before you pack. Write down every item that you need for your upcoming trip so that you have a plan. From there, you’ll be able to choose only the necessary items for your traveling adventure rather than items that will never make it out of your suitcase.

Pack in Advance

Traveling should be a memorable experience. Procrastinating and waiting until the last minute to pack will cause you to begin your traveling stressed. Our professional chauffeurs are great at putting a smile on your face on the way to the airport, but we won’t be with you the entire trip. By packing in advance, you’ll be focused, excited and ready for your travel adventure. Instead of focusing on whether or not you packed everything you need, you’ll be busy planning the finer details of your trip.

Don’t Overpack

After a trip, do you open up your suitcase and find that you only ended up wearing a small portion of the clothes that you actually packed? It’s very common to fall into the trap of overpacking. Scaling back on excessive belongings like extra shoes, clothes, hats, etc., will help you get under the required weight limit for a free bag on your airplane. Choose versatile items that can be worn multiple times with various outfits.

Go to the Travel Size Aisle

If you’ve never been to the travel size aisle at a store, you’ve been missing out. There’s no reason to pack your oversized shampoo, shower gel and toothpaste bottles while traveling. Carrying these oversized bottles increases the weight you’re traveling with. Additionally, there’s a greater chance that the large bottles will leak. So, stop by the travel aisle at your local store and pick up travel size toiletries that will easily fit in your toiletry bag. Many of your favorite brands offer travel size items that are perfect for your upcoming trip.

Packing smarter while traveling is something that you should consider on your next trip. Now that we’ve shared these 4 tips, we can get back to providing you with professional, experienced and reliable transportation services for all of your travel needs. To learn more about our team at Atchison Transportation Services, give us a call today at 1-800-346-7129.

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