Tip # 1: Suitcases
The suitcases contain all the things you will need during your stay. It is therefore necessary to protect them to the maximum to avoid falling into a complicated situation on your arrival. What's more, you will not always be able to watch them during your trip.
When you leave, put all your suitcases in one place. Ideally, put them in the trunk of your transfer vehicle. Avoid separating them because you may forget one or more. When boarding, be careful. Place all your suitcases on the same cart, preferably on top of each other. They will be easier to recover and you will reduce the risk of losing them.
To make it easier to find your luggage in the event of a loss, it must be easy to identify. For that, think about labeling them. For maximum safety, place them indoors and outdoors. On the market, you will find many machines to create your own labels. Ideally, enter your details or those of your destination hotel to facilitate the repatriation of your suitcases. In the second case, do not forget to remove your old labels to avoid confusion.
Suitcase brands tend to offer similar designs. As a result, it can be particularly difficult to identify yours from afar. To solve the problem, consider taking a picture of your suitcases. Ideally, take several at different angles.
Tip 2: Customs control
In order to combat illegal trafficking and the terrorist threat, travelers must undergo thorough checks by customs officials. Note that these controls are now mandatory in the SCHENGEN area. Because of their nature, they can promote forgetfulness and loss of your belongings. You must indeed go through a scanner. You will be asked to put your hand luggage and your jewelry and accessories in a bin so as not to disturb the device. Note that your business will also be subject to control. To avoid losses, you should exercise caution during this stage of your trip.
As said before, customs control is a key point of your trip. It presents a significant risk for your business. You may forget them in the bin after the check. There are also possibilities that they fall next to the bin and remain on the other side of the scanner. To avoid this, take your time. Always check that you have placed each of your belongings in the bin. Once the control is done, replace them in their original place. This will allow you to spot potential loss or forgetfulness. It can also be interesting to make a list of the cases that you will have to pass through customs control. It will allow you to carry out a more thorough and effective verification.
Rushing is your worst enemy. Do not let her take over your behavior. Always do your best to stay calm and methodical. If you need to use several bins, do not hesitate to check them one by one after the check to prevent a possible forgetting.
Tip # 3: Be considerate
Anticipation remains your best weapon against the definitive loss of your business. So, imagine all possible situations to better counter them. For example, if you lose your electronics, look for an effective way to ensure that they are returned to you in case someone finds them. The initiative can also come from you. You can redouble your attention to avoid oversights.
If you forget your electronic devices on the plane, there is a good chance that they will be found by the staff of the airline. It will then seek to send them back to you as soon as possible. Unfortunately, if your devices do not have any information about your destination or your identity, they will not be able to fulfill this mission. To guarantee the return of your cases in case of forgetfulness, think about labeling them. Leave the coordinates of your destination or your home. You can also leave your contacts so that the company can reach you and warn you. It can also be interesting to leave your coordinates in the bottom of the screen.
Humility can also be an ally of choice for the traveler. It forces you to constantly challenge yourself. When you have to change places, for example, it helps you accept your faults. You are indeed a human being and you sometimes have memory lapses or loss of attention. Remember to always check behind you before leaving a place. To make your job easier, if you need to put your things, always look for a bright spot where they will be prominently displayed. In the bathroom, for example, you can place them on the sink next to the soap.
Tip # 4: When the plane comes down
Now that you are only a few minutes away from the end of your journey, it's time to make one last effort to prevent the loss or neglect of your belongings. To do this, start by energizing your body and your mind. You can do some stretching to promote blood circulation. If you took a nap, take a sip of water. This will help you wake up. Then take a quick tour of the business you had on you. Again, a list can always be useful for easier control.
On a long drive, it can be tempting to take a nap. So, to free your hands or to gain comfort, you will be tempted to store your stuff in the pocket of your seat. To avoid forgetting them, write a memo on a postit that you will highlight in front of you. This one must remind you to empty the pocket of your seat. During the travels, this reflex will remain and you will proceed to the verification of the latter by automatism.
The planes have been designed to offer you maximum comfort. As a result, each seat has a multitude of compartments to store your belongings. Unfortunately, this ergonomics can quickly become a nightmare for non-experienced travelers. Each compartment becomes an additional risk of losing business. To avoid such a problem, simply be strict. Always remember to check each compartment above or below your seat before leaving the plane. If your place does not have one, proceed with the verification anyway. Your business can slip under your seat without you noticing.
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