Packing for your big adventure can seem like the hardest part of the whole process. As fun as traveling can be, having to schlep your belongings from the car, to the airport, to the rental, to your hotel, can resemble a marathon! Luckily there are simple steps you can take to reduce the stress caused from this ordeal, allowing you to focus on the exciting journey ahead. At Fine Airport Parking, we strive to ensure your trip to the airport is as simple and straightforward as possible. From parking your car till you arrive at your gate, we are here to assist you on your journey.
The best way to be sure you are not stuck dragging unnecessary weight with you on the voyage is to only pack the essentials. A great way to organize your packing so you are not forced to haul useless articles through security is to make a packing list beforehand. Go through your itinerary and imagine what you will need for each day of the trip. Remember to take into account laundry services, where available, as this will allow you to greatly reduce the amount you pack. Check the weather in your destination as well as the weather in the city you are departing from so you can plan practical, comfortable, and seasonal outfits.
This piece of advice is two-fold. First, plan outfits that can easily be layered. For example, when traveling from a hot climate to a more temperate one, consider light sweaters, jackets and vests. These will prevent you from ever being uncomfortable due to temperature and you won’t be stuck dragging around a heavy coat. Secondly, pack-in easily identifiable layers. Make distinct layers of clothing, shoes, and electronics so that you can easily navigate your suitcase and so TSA doesn’t have to dig through your luggage upon random inspection.
There are many fun innovative solutions to the packing conundrum. Multi-purpose clothing is a great method to save space. Pants that transition to shorts, jackets that transform into vests, and even coats that can be used as travel pillows are all fun ways to get the most utility out of each garment. The exciting travel products don’t end there! Compression travel bags is a guarantee that your suitcase isn’t full of empty space. Using a standard vacuum, these bags seal your belongings in an airtight compartment to occupy less room.
Know your luggage
A final important component of packing is using the right luggage for the job. Always check with your airline to be sure you know the size and weight restrictions for your trip. There is nothing worse than having to shuffle around your personal items at check-in or having to leave important belongings behind. Next, be sure to choose a lightweight bag that is sturdy. Keep in mind what compartments you will need to best organize your possessions, whether it is a dedicated laptop pocket or a good space for your suits where they won’t wrinkle. Finally, tie something noticeable and unique around all of your luggage to make it easily identifiable. A piece of colorful ribbon or fun stickers are perfect to set your luggage apart. This simple step will help prevent others from accidentally taking your bags and will make finding your bags at the carousel much easier.
Traveling should be an exciting experience and at Fine Airport Parking, we believe it doesn’t have to be stressful. That’s why we offer top level amenities like valet parking and complimentary snacks, so you can start your adventure off right. Once you are packed and ready to go, be sure to drop your car off at our beautiful facility so you can see for yourself why Fine Airport Parking is truly the only place to park when you are flying out of Tulsa.