10 top tips for packing
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With the Easter break upon us and bank holiday in early May on its way, many of us will embark on a little getaway to recharge batteries before the summer exams. Here are some tips for the least exciting yet essential part of travelling – packing – to make the most of your space and time: 1. Make a list Sounds tedious and time-consuming but you can do it while on the bus/in a boring lecture. It’s also a good procrastination activity (unless someone sends you a funny cat video). 2. Choose your luggage wisely… Think of the nature of your trip: is it a weekend city break? A camp in the forest? Suitcases are convenient for a ‘planned’ holiday when you only need to drag it from the airport to the train/bus/taxi and then to the hotel. Backpacks are better if you know you will have to carry it for miles. 3. …and make it stand out About 90% of luggage is either black, navy blue or grey. Although those are very practical colours that go with everything, it is quite hard to differentiate your suitcase on the carousel. Make sure you choose a colourful piece or attach a colourful scarf to it. Personal advice: a pink Hawaiian flowers suitcase is very easy to spot and you get used to amused looks from other passengers fairly fast. 4. Choose clothes that don’t require ironing Life is too short. Let’s face it, you probably don’t iron at home anyway. Why bother when away?
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