Whether you are travelling by land or air. You will most likely be taking luggage containing some of your personal items with you. The truth of the matter is that your luggage is always at high risk of being stolen by others, or sometimes being mistaken for someone else’s luggage. There is no need to fret over this possibility however, because by following these tips on how to keep your luggage secure, your belongings will reach their destination as safely as possible.
1. Invest in the right locks
Some people assume that getting locks for their bags is a waste of money but if you think about it, trying to replace your belongings if they get stolen will cost you way more than staying on the safe side and getting a lock would. It is also one of the easiest ways to protect your luggage from being opened and ransacked by those looking for valuable items in bags. If you plan on getting locks for your luggage to keep them safe, make sure that they are compatible with the kind of bags you have. That way you ensure maximum security for your belongings. Investing in heavy-duty bag locks will save you not just money over possibly lost items, but will also put your mind at ease while travelling.
2. Keep an eye out
One of the simplest ways to keep your luggage safe it is to keep an eye on it at all times. Never leave your luggage unattended for any reason because chances are, you will not find it the minute you shift your attention to something else. Keep track of all your bags by taking count every once in a while, especially if you are moving from one place to the other in an airport.
3. Handling valuables
Travelling with anything that is relatively of value is nerve-racking because you are in constant fear of it being taken out of the bag, even after it has been checked onto the plane or placed in the luggage compartment. To get a hold over that non-stop worrying, keep any valuable item you are travelling within a carry on bag that stays on your person at all times. This will ensure that it will not get stolen or lost in any way.
4. Separate carry on bag
You should always have a plan B when travelling because sometimes bags get lost, or they get sent to different destinations by accident. By keeping a carry on bag on you that contains all types of necessities, including a change of clothes and your toiletries, you will be able to get yourself together even if your bags get lost or are misplaced.
5. Wrap luggage in plastic
This option costs some money and lasts only for the duration of the trip because the bags are wrapped using single use plastic, but it is still effective in keeping your luggage safe from loss and theft. Most airports offer this service to travelers for a sum of money. If your airport doesn’t offer these kinds of services you can wrap your luggage up with heavy-duty tape to both mark it as yours and keep it sealed.
6. Mark your luggage
Whenever you are travelling make it a point to mark your luggage with a certain marker. Chances are that at least one other person travelling has a bag that is similar to yours in shape, size and style, so to avoid the hassle of getting someone else’s luggage or having your luggage taken, you should tie a ribbon, tape or use a marker to indicate that this bag is yours. Make sure that the indicator you use is visible from far away so that you can find your bag even if you are at a long distance.
Hassle free travelling
Keeping your luggage as safe as possible will ensure that your trip, wherever it may be, goes as smoothly as you need it to be. By following these effective ways, you are sure to keep track of your luggage and keep it secure from all types of risks that could occur before, during and after travelling.