LifestyleA trivial travel trick. Thanks to this, you'll easily recognize your luggage

A trivial travel trick. Thanks to this, you'll easily recognize your luggage

Marking the suitcase will greatly facilitate its identification.
Marking the suitcase will greatly facilitate its identification.
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10:27 AM EDT, October 26, 2023

One of the biggest nightmares in traveling is the fear of losing luggage. Additionally, travelers often have a problem recognizing their suitcases on the conveyor belt. This simple trick will make you spot it from afar.

Travelers, after landing, are often in a hurry to continue their journey or are simply tired and want to get home as soon as possible. However, the obstacle often is not only the long wait for luggage but also the problem of identifying it.

Mark your suitcase before the trip

Sometimes the luggage carousel is swarming with similar, even identical suitcases, which are hard to differentiate. There are situations in which travelers collect the wrong luggage and lose valuable time sorting out the situation. So, how can one avoid such blunders?

Just mark your luggage correctly, so it stands out from others at the airport, on the train, or on the bus. This trick will save you a lot of time looking for luggage and you won't stress about whether someone else might take it by mistake.

Passengers have various ways to mark their property. Some stick stickers, others hang ribbons, and others buy suitcases with their own photo printed. You can also put a neon strap on the suitcase latch.

Do not lock your suitcase

Experts also advise not to put additional locks on luggage. They argue that a lock on a suitcase will suggest that there is something valuable inside. This, in turn, may encourage a potential thief to open it.

Therefore, it is better to put the most valuable items in carry-on luggage. If something important has to go into the checked luggage, it's best not to signal it and not tempt fate.

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