Spring is rapidly approaching and every day, we want more to leave everything and escape to the beaches of the Costa Blanca to enjoy the sun, the sea and the peace that our particular paradise of the Hotel Montiboli transmits.
Traveling is always a pleasure and we want to make it as easy as possible for you so that your only concern is to make the most of every day of your stay. Therefore, here are the best tips on how to organize a suitcase in the most practical way and making everything fit, whether for a few days, a week, or a few months!
Time to pack your bags! We are going on a trip!
1. Prepare a list and don't forget anything
The first step when packing a suitcase is deciding what you will need during the trip. It does not matter if what you need is to prepare a light hand luggage bag, organize a large suitcase for a long trip or a small one for a getaway, what matters is to optimize the available space and for this you should avoid carrying an endless list of "just in case".
Grab a pencil and paper, stop for a bit to think about the philosophy of your trip and think about what you will really need. Let's be practical, if you are going to spend a few days of rest by the sea, do not take all your party dresses, don’t hesitate: it will be the photos on the beach that you will be flooding Instagram with.
Place the clothes you want to take with you on the bed and thus, at a glance, you will avoid repeating more than necessary. And don't forget the basics! Also, remember to take the essentials: chargers, identity documents, cards ... you still have time to avoid last minute scares.
2. Select which suitcase is the most suitable for your trip
Size Matters! And in this case, the less the better. Why drag a huge suitcase through the airport or train station if it is not really necessary? Just ask whoever has to load and unload it from the car! Once you are clear about what you have to bring, choose a suitcase as small as possible. Unless you are a lover of handcrafts and local products and you cannot resist exotic or traditional souvenirs. So, leave a space free in your suitcase to get a special object that will make you remember the trip forever. Large suitcases may also have their advantages!
And pay attention to this expert advice, although it seems silly, a four-wheeled suitcase is always preferable to two. Don't waste energy carrying your luggage, you will need all your strength to fully enjoy everything the Mediterranean has to offer.
3. The art of putting clothes in the suitcase
Without a doubt, getting everything to fit in the suitcase is a real feat and to achieve it you must master the art of folding, especially when packing your cabin suitcase for the plane. So that it fits, but also to avoid that everything arrives wrinkled and you have to ask at reception for the iron rather than for the SPA.
Classify what you are going to take by categories, so in addition to saving space you will be able to find everything easily when you unpack your luggage in any of the fantastic rooms of the Hotel. And when it comes to folding, each teacher has their own booklet. There are those who prefer to roll the garments into highly concentrated cylinders and those who choose to fold them as flat as possible and stack them in the suitcase.
Have you heard of Marie Kondo? The world guru of order, shows us her infallible technique to avoid wrinkles and perfectly fold your garments, while taking up the minimum of space. We already anticipated that this matter really is an art.
4. Turn the suitcase into a puzzle worth admiring
Although it seems something very private, what pleasure and pride it produces to show off a suitcase, or travel bag, meticulously ordered and compartmentalized, right? When organizing the suitcase, especially if it is a long trip, it is important that everything takes its place by following two essential maxims: at hand and in sight. Put all the essentials in accessible places so you can reach them quickly.
Therefore, start by packing the largest pieces and the most voluminous garments, and take the opportunity to fill in the gaps that are left with the smallest pieces.
Another trick is to use bags to transport underwear, shoes, toiletries, or chargers. Choose transparent toiletry bags, much more comfortable to see what they contain. Ah! And always put the socks inside the shoes so as not to occupy a single extra centimetre, that never fails.
Everything is ready for your vacation! We hope these great tips will help you pack your bags before each trip. But remember, the most important thing is to take with you the maximum illusion to enjoy unforgettable moments with your loved ones in our Pearl of the Mediterranean.
Articles published in 2018