Packing for a trip within Cape Town or beyond should not be a challenge however, for some travellers, this is an uphill task either due to poor planning or lack of know-how. If you find yourself caught in this quagmire, being late to events can quickly become your trademark.
However, if you are not sure whether this is an undiscovered problem you may be dealing with, Jovago.com,Among Africa’s Best hotel booking portal identifies some of the symptoms to watch out for.
The easiest way to know that a person has a packing problem is to take a good look at their wardrobe. Some closets are in a pathetic condition and piles of clothes competing for space can create a feeling of heightened frenzy each time a trip comes round the corner.
Too much luggage
People who pack on too much luggage can not make up their minds about a lot of things in life. Not only will you pay more if you pack beyond the acceptable kilogram of suitcases allowed, you will also be saddled with the responsibility of making sure every item stays safe from theft and damage. Hence, it pays to learn how to carry only the essential items for every journey.
Last minute syndrome
Ignoring your travelling suitcase till the very last minute can be stress-inducing. As with most rush-hour decisions, many items you consider important can get forgotten as you head out the door. Planning your itinerary ahead of time and drafting a list of things that fits your needs for the journey should have you getting your luggage together on time.
If you leave dirty clothes for weeks without washing them, you will always have problems with packing. Whether you change clothes daily or do your laundry once a month, if you had to make an emergency trip out of town on a day’s notice, how will you make sound decisions if all your clothes are unclean? If you can get yourself to answer this question honestly, then your problems may just be over.