In modern day travel the amount and weight of the bags you can bring on your trip is limited. Therefore it is necessary to travel light and squeeze as much as you can into your suitcase as possible. We are here to help.
Our five luggage travel hacks help you maximize the limited amount of space and weight you have at your disposal. Our tips and tricks will either focus on traveling lighter or making more effective use of the available space or aim to make your life on the road easier. Whether you are a business traveller or if you travel for leisure purposes, these hacks are all here to make your life on the road as easy as possible by maximizing your luggage potential.
Let's talk luggage first.
Before we can discuss luggage hacks, we need to talk about what are working with in the first place. Over 100 years in luggage evolution has made bags and suitcases ultra light and ultra strong.
For both your check-in and carry-on luggage we recommend a suitcase with four wheels for maximum mobility. We believe that simple trolleys, made of durable materials are usually the most user friendly and you don’t have to break the bank to get them.
The Samsonite Winfields are a great luggage set and all bags are equipped with a TSA lock. These trolleys come in a lot of different designs and can be bought as a full set or single suitcases.
Security is always a priority
Before we talk about the insides of your luggage, lets talk about how to keep them private. There is no need to wrap your luggage in ceranwrap to keep the contents safe. Not only is it bad for the environment, it offers absolutely no guarantee that you keep the bad guys out.
TSA locks offer much more security and are designed in such a way that authorities from around the world, including the United States’ TSA are able to open your luggage for examination for examples, but thieves and smugglers can’t. TSA locks are the only locks that officials don’t have to break open to get into your suitcase and will keep your luggage secure and in one piece. The TSA locks can be opened with keys that are only available to government officials and are equiped with an inspection indicator which indicates whether your luggage has been inspected.
Don't pack what you don't need
It might seem like an open door but travel size toiletries exist for a reason. They allow you to pack the right amount for your trip, making sure you can use the rest of the space for other items you want to bring.
Although travel mini’s are common for some brands, we all have our special items that simply don’t come in travel sized containers. This set of travel bottles allow you to bring your favorite items in small quantities. The colors in this set might help you distinguish between the different contents, but you could also use a piece of tape or even a plaster on the bottle to remind you what’s in them.
Never put medication in unlabelled bottles as you might run the risk of mixing up your meds and there’s nothing worse than a visit to a foreign hospital!
Dirty shoes that make a mess of your suitcase?
This travel hack is all about making sure that the dirt on your shoes doesn’t get onto your clean clothes. The easiest way to prevent dirt from getting on your clothes is by covering up any dirty items in your bag.
This set is sold on Amazon and is basic and simple. It covers up your shoes so you can easily put them in your luggage. Don’t forget to stuff your shoes with socks or other small items to make the most use of the space.
Compartmentalizing your luggage
Smart travelers make compartments out of their luggage. While some suitcases come with standard compartments, you can always take it a bit further by adding some sections of your own. Not only can you bring more stuff, it is easier to find the item you’re looking for. Using waterproof packs for your liquids will protect your belongings against leaking bottles.
Compression Packing Cubes
Compression packing cubes help you to make the most of the room available by compressing the air out of your stack of clothes. These compression cubes are not like your typical vacuum bags, but use a two zipper system to help eliminate the extra air between your cloths. The zippers literally press your clothes together and minimize wasted space. Skip the extra fee for checking in an extra bag – eliminate the bulk and use a carry-on instead!
Travel Packing Cubes
Ideal for family vacations, business trips, outdoor camping, and daily storage.
Super lightweight and durable honeycomb RipStop nylon fabric. These packing cubes keep your suitcase organized and items are easier to find, which makes your packing easier, more convenient and purposeful.
Other luggage travel hacks
There is much more to hack in your travel luggage. This goes beyond locking and compartilizing your luggage. The most important hack is to properly weigh your luggage as well as making use of your trolley.
Accessories Luggage and Bag Organizer
The most versatile and lightweight electronics accessories organizer in the market. Easy to tuck in your purse, backpack, laptop case, briefcase, or suitcase.
The practical design of this organizer provides great flexibility for organising your accessories. 6 elastic loops for cables, pens, brushes and tools, etc; 3 mesh pockets for USB, SD card, SIM card or other small items; 2 open pockets for charger, mouse, power adapter etc
EcoGear 28 Inch Wheeled Duffel with Garment Rack
What about bringing your entire garment rack with you as you explore the world or even better: for when you are on a business trip?
This 23 inch Travolution Garment Rack is a handy duffel bag that comes with wheels. The bag has 3 external zippered pockets,1 interior mesh pocket, and locking telescoping handle that extends to two heights
Don't let them make you pay extra
Nothing is more annoying than being forced to pay that extra because you found out at check-in that your luggage is overweight. With this small and easy to use luggage scale, there won’t be any surprises.
With this portable luggage scale, without batteries, you’ll never pay ridiculous baggage airline fees or have the hassle of having to repack everything on the airport floor. If it somehow stops working, Talonport will send you a new one for free.
Luggage Travel Drink Bag Cup Holder Free
Free your hands while on the go: Using this bag, you can keep 2 drinks, your mobile phone, boarding pass, a little cash and your headphones at hand without having to hold it all. Very convenient when you are on the road (or airport).
This bag cup holder is easy to use. All you need to do is slip the bag over the handle of your luggage trolley. By keeping the beverages on the front of your suitcase our can convert it into your own private table. Note: make sure you have a 4-wheel luggage set, you don’t want to start your trip with coffee all over your shoes and trousers.