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If you’re going on vacation summer and you’re traveling by plane, watch out for baggage fees. According to AirFare Watch Dog, baggage fees for your first checked bag can range from $20-$35 and a second checked bag can be $35-$60.
Spirit Airlines passengers also need to be aware that AirFare notes that:
if you change planes, you may be charged for each leg for all these fees.
Keep more of your money by minimizing waste and maximizing your bags’ storage for your upcoming vacations.
Packing Tips for Stuff
- Pack clothing using the “roll” technique. Lay a few items on top of one another, flatten them out, and roll them up like you would a sleeping bag. This simple technique will save space and prevent wrinkles. For added wrinkle insurance, place a sheet of heavy tissue or packing paper between items of clothing before rolling.
- Enclose toiletry containers in airtight plastic bags to prevent contents from spilling into your suitcase in the event of a leak. Wrap socks or pajamas around breakable items to cushion them.
- Have travel size toiletries. If you need more, you can grab some at the hotel or a nearby store.
Rolling our clothes has definitely helped and we’re able to fit more in the same bag. Of course, just packing more isn’t the solution. Just pack a few multiuse articles of clothing with colors that can go with many outfits.
Thoughts on Packing for Vacation
Even if you’re driving to your destination, you can still save money by packing right and keeping it light. Less weight on your car can improve your gas mileage by a bit.
I’d love to hear from you. How light (or much) do you pack for vacations? What tips do you have for packing smart on trips?