How to Avoid Transferring Bed Bugs With Your Luggage

How to Avoid Transferring Bed Bugs With Your Luggage

There’s been a resurgence of bed bugs in the past couple years primarily because they’re so easily spread with peoples travel habits. It’s important when travelling that you take precautions so that your luggage isn’t transferring these disgusting little critters into your (hopefully) pest free home.

The first obvious step to avoid transferring bed bugs with your luggage is to avoid places that have them to begin with. I hate to sound like a broken record, but this really can’t be stressed enough. You never know where bed bugs will be living. They can be anywhere from your friends spare bedroom to a high end hotel, so do a quick search online to see if there are any reports of them online at your next stop-over.

Whether you find out that the place you’re staying has bed bugs or not, you may as well take a few easy steps to help avoid any risk of your luggage accidentally picking them up. Bed bugs like soft porous surfaces like bedspreads or carpet. So when you check into that hotel, NEVER put your luggage on your bed or the floor. Instead make it as difficult as you can for the little critters to access your luggage by elevating them on the folding luggage rack, and putting it on a hard surface (they hate them) like a tiled bathroom floor or entrance way.

If you’re a frequent traveller, there have been various new types of luggage developed to help you avoid transferring bed bugs. The best one to avoid transferring the bugs comes from Rise and Hang since the bag has a set of collapsible shelves which hangs from two metal hooks on any closet bar or back of a door. By doing this you not only keep your luggage off the ground, …

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What to Pack In Your Carry On Luggage

What to Pack In Your Carry On Luggage

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, the most important bag that you will have to pack is your carry on luggage. This luggage bag will have everything in it to maintain your daily routine while you are traveling. Of course, depending on your personal daily requirements and the reason you are traveling will all depend on what you pack in your carry on. Listed below are a few travel tips on what to pack in your carry on luggage.

Traveling for Leisure

Prescription medication, you need to pack it in your carry on for easy access. I pack my husbands medication in a plastic bag in the prescription bottles that he receives them from the drugstore for security check purposes.

Daily hygiene items, toothbrush, toothpaste, some cosmetics, etc.

Identification, passport, cash. I wear a fanny pack instead of carrying a purse with a little cash in it just in case I need to purchase things while en route to my destination.

Take a book to read. Helps pass the time at the airport and on the plane. My husband likes to do puzzles therefore he takes a puzzle book in his carry on.

Pack 3 – 4 days worth of clothing, depending on the activities that you have planned for while you are away. Undergarments, shorts, bathing suit, sundresses, sandals etc. Our clothes are basic colors and we can mix and match so that we are not over packed at the same time.

Make a packing list, as stated in a previous article, of your essentials and your non-essentials. You can always cut down on your non-essentials if you feel your carry on is over packed.

Traveling for Business

Laptop.

Business files and business papers. You can always do some paperwork on the plane to get prepared for …

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