5 Quick Tips For Travelling Light

5 Quick Tips For Travelling Light

We’re all guilty when it comes to over packing for our summer holidays. From sun cream to shoes, it's difficult to fit it all in without going over your allocated weight limit (which in our opinion is never enough). 

Here are top 5 tips from TJ Hughes on packing like a pro and squeezing everything you need into your suitcase this summer:

1. The right luggage is everything

Selecting the right suitcase for your trip is essential. Be sure to choose a case that is lightweight and has a number of compartments to store smaller items and toiletries.

The lighter your case before adding your clothing, the better - and we highly recommend purchasing a hard shell lightweight case to keep all your items protected.

TJ Hughes have a great range of affordable lightweight suitcases perfect for your travels this summer, like the Revelation Murello Grey Luggage, starting from only £34.99.

2. Double check your weight!

Hand-luggage varies between airlines so be sure to check your weight limits before heading off to the airport, you don’t want to miss out on an extra 5kg.

Along with weight, the size of your carry-on also varies with some airlines - so be sure to double check this on your airlines website prior to travelling.

3. Know your limits

For your carry-on bag; make sure you know your limits. UK regulators restrict liquids to 100 ml and sharp implements are banned from carry-on.

We suggest investing in 100ml bottles for your toiletries and essentials. We love this great travel essentials set from Marks and Spencer which includes 3 x 50ml bottles, 2 jars, 2 spatulas and a handy, clear re-sealable case, perfect for travelling.

You can view all UK regulations on the official UK Government website: www.gov.uk/hand-luggage-restrictions.

4. Downsize

Why not swap your favourite essentials for smaller gadgets to maximise your luggage space this summer. Swap your favourite paperbacks and magazines for a slim lined Amazon Kindle, and even downsize your beauty products - to miniature straighteners, for example, so you can keep looking great on the go.

5. Pack the right way

Be sure to utilise all the space in your suitcase and hand luggage to accommodate your necessities. Swap folding your clothes for rolling, filling gaps and pockets with essentials such as socks and jewellery.

Pack all of your inflexible items such as shoes first, and fill the surrounding space with your clothing, also filling pockets and shoes with your clothing.

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