248 Views

8 things to throw out of your bag when travelling

woman-packing4751

It is often said that the lady with the largest luggage in any airport is most certainly from Nigeria, and although it may not necessarily be true, there is no denying that we have all been guilty of over-packing at one point in time.

Packing for a trip is often a struggle for many. Often, we give in to temptation and just throw it all in. However, doing that can lead to higher expenses when making payments for extra space at the airport or bus. To help Nigerian women overcome their packing problems, Jovago.com, Africa’s No.1 online hotel booking portal has made a list of items they need to strike off their packing list.

Blow dryers, flat irons and curling irons

Yes, a woman’s hair is her crowning glory, however, that does not mean she has to manage her hair all by herself. Aside from the fact that almost all hotels have these gadgets, there are some that  have hair salons on-site, and those that do not have can easily show you the nearest hair salon in the area, so, there is no need to haul the gadgets around anyway. If you are worried about paying extra, take solace in the fact that an artfully dishevelled mane is trendy this season and you might as well just go for the look.

“You never know” clothes

Most women like to think that they could have emergencies where they would need to wear certain kind of dress that is not necessarily appropriate for the trip they are taking, so they pack for the eventuality’ anyways. Truth is, most times, they never get to wear those clothes and they just end up hauling the excess weight back. Pack only the basics. In case of any unforeseen event, buy a dress from a clothing store in the destination, it never hurts to own something new.

Large fluffy Bath Towels

Most people do not like to use hotel towels as they believe it is too impersonal and may not be very clean, so they pack their own towels. Taking your own towel along may be a good idea, especially for people with OCD, however, large fluffy bath towels should be a “no-no”. They are big, bulky and take time to dry. Invest in a travel towel, or a thinner beach towel. These will take up less space in your suitcase and will be easier to keep clean and dry while on holiday.

ALSO READ  Top 20 Richest Musicians In Nigeria And Their Net Worth As At 1st Dec., 2015

Excessive amounts of cosmetics and beauty products

Is carrying multiple bottles of moisturizers and facial cleansers really worth being harassed by immigration at the airport? Most of the time, you realize that you do not necessarily use all the beauty products you pack. When it comes to travelling with beauty products, stick to the basics and try to opt for an all-in-one compact. Go for products that have multiple purposes, like BB creams or lip and cheek duos. Most hotels even provide mini versions of these cosmetics -especially moisturizers- for guests, so you may want to verify before packing.

Several high-heeled shoes

Pack one shoe that goes with everything! High heels are not entirely necessary, and if it is ultimately essential, do not pack more than one. Go for a neutral color that will blend with all the clothes you have and save colour blocking for when you are at home.

Elaborate Lingerie

It is important to have sexy lingerie, and underwear such as corsets, waist trainers, padded push-up bras are seen chic garbs. Most women purchase these underwear and even pack them when going on casual trips as they believe that if you plan for it, you will meet the man of your dreams. Unfortunately, while there is always a chance, the stiff corset you shoved into your bag is far from necessary when it comes to wooing the hypothetical guy. Go with simple underwear on trips and if there is a need to go overboard with specialized underwear, hit the shops at your destination.

Several handbag 

Bags are essential for women, but there is really no need to pack a number of bags for different occasions when going on a trip. You do not need separate bags for touring during the day, another for shopping, another for a night out and another for a business meeting. Go for the perfect all-round option, a simple shoulder bag usually works.

Heavy expensive Jewelry

Why risk it? Looking gorgeous and expensive is nice, however, when travelling, you need to consider the risk of them being stolen or damaged in an accident. The weight of the jewelry may also not be comfortable, especially if you have to carry your luggage on your own for long distances. Take a couple of key sparkles, but leave the heirlooms at home.

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Latest Posts

The Activities Lined Up For ‘AMFEST EXPO LAGOS 2018’ Unveiled!
Best of Nigeria
19 views
Best of Nigeria
19 views

The Activities Lined Up For ‘AMFEST EXPO LAGOS 2018’ Unveiled!

MT - April 24, 2018

AMFEST EXPO is laden with the responsibility of expanding Africa’s creativity economy into the global market. African practitioners in the area of music, fashion, film, food and…

Revealed: Here Are 6 Online Scams Everyone Need To Be Aware Of And How To Avoid Them
Best of Nigeria
17 views
Best of Nigeria
17 views

Revealed: Here Are 6 Online Scams Everyone Need To Be Aware Of And How To Avoid Them

MT - April 24, 2018

Here are 6 important scams you must watch out for when you are online so as not to fall victim to online fraudsters, according to this article…

2019 Election: Why I’m Not Desperate To Be Nigeria’s President – Atiku Speaks On BBC
Best of Nigeria
26 views
Best of Nigeria
26 views

2019 Election: Why I’m Not Desperate To Be Nigeria’s President – Atiku Speaks On BBC

MT - April 24, 2018

While speaking in an exclusive interview during BBC Hausa morning programme on Tuesday, former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, said he is not desperate to become Nigeria’s president,…

Anti-Malaria: What ‘Ogbono’ Soup Can Improve In Your Body and Health – Research Shows
Best of Nigeria
29 views
Best of Nigeria
29 views

Anti-Malaria: What ‘Ogbono’ Soup Can Improve In Your Body and Health – Research Shows

MT - April 24, 2018

A Pharmacist, Dr Chukwuma Agubata, has said that taking Irvingia Fat from nuts of Irvingia Gabonensis Var Excelsa, known as ‘Ogbono’ soup has helped to improve the…

LISTED: These 3 Habits Can Make You Poor Even If You Have A Reasonable Income
Best of Nigeria
25 views
Best of Nigeria
25 views

LISTED: These 3 Habits Can Make You Poor Even If You Have A Reasonable Income

MT - April 24, 2018

When it comes to money, everyone has a habit that either helps you save or lavish your money. But for those who have a reasonable income and…

How Rapper, Falz’s Security Aides Rough-handled Me – Actress Kate Henshaw Claims
Entertainment
30 views
Entertainment
30 views

How Rapper, Falz’s Security Aides Rough-handled Me – Actress Kate Henshaw Claims

MT - April 24, 2018

Popular Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, has taken to her Twitter page on Tuesday to jokingly claim that one of the security aides of rapper, Falz the Bahd…

What I’d Do To Nigeria If I Were God – Popular Apostle Frankly Opens Up
Richest
31 views
Richest
31 views

What I’d Do To Nigeria If I Were God – Popular Apostle Frankly Opens Up

MT - April 24, 2018

Born on Sunday, April 24, 1938, Apostle Hayford Ikponmwonsa Alile, OFR, B.A. MBA (Hon) D.Sc., attended briefly the University of Ibadan as a State Scholar in Physics…

How Cee-C’s Bad Character Caused Her Disgrace – Actress, Susan Peters
Entertainment
36 views
Entertainment
36 views

How Cee-C’s Bad Character Caused Her Disgrace – Actress, Susan Peters

MT - April 24, 2018

Nollywood actress, Susan Peters has taken a swipe at ex-Big Brother Naija 2018 housemate, Cee-C who emerged as 1st runner up. According to Peters, Cee-C’s alleged bad…

Nollywood Actress, Stella Damascus Releases Lovely Photos As She Turns 40
Best of Nigeria
62 views
Best of Nigeria
62 views

Nollywood Actress, Stella Damascus Releases Lovely Photos As She Turns 40

MT - April 24, 2018

Nollywood actress, Stella Damascus has joined the 40 year old gang which includes fellow actresses Omoni Oboli, Omotola, Mercy Aigbe and many more. She marked the birthday…

Video: How Singer, Davido Curved a Groupie That Tried to Hug Him at a Night Club
Entertainment
41 views
Entertainment
41 views

Video: How Singer, Davido Curved a Groupie That Tried to Hug Him at a Night Club

MT - April 24, 2018

Being a celebrity, Davido is susceptible to different types of abuse by women who will do anything to get him in their pants or be his next…

I Will Drop The Biggest Song In Nigeria On April 30 – Davido
Entertainment
36 views
Entertainment
36 views

I Will Drop The Biggest Song In Nigeria On April 30 – Davido

PH - April 24, 2018

Davido says his upcoming single which will be released on April 30 will be the “biggest song in the country”. He said the song is called ‘Assurance’.…

Nigeria’s LPG Sector To Record $10bn Growth In 8 Years – NLPGA
Business
35 views
Business
35 views

Nigeria’s LPG Sector To Record $10bn Growth In 8 Years – NLPGA

PH - April 24, 2018

President of the Nigeria Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association, NLPGA, Mr. Nuhu Yakubu, has predicted the nation’s LPG sector to record $10 billion growth in the next eight…

Meet Lekan Babalola, Nigeria’s Unsung Multiple Grammy Winner
Best of Nigeria
41 views
Best of Nigeria
41 views

Meet Lekan Babalola, Nigeria’s Unsung Multiple Grammy Winner

PH - April 24, 2018

Lekan Babalola is finding his way back home again. Home is Lagos – the city of dreamers and the restless. It was in Lagos that a young…

Tiwa Savage, Gerald Albright To Headline 2018 Runway Jazz
Entertainment
42 views
Entertainment
42 views

Tiwa Savage, Gerald Albright To Headline 2018 Runway Jazz

PH - April 24, 2018

Runway Jazz, an event that brings jazz music and fashion to the same stage, has returned to do it bigger and better. The 2018 edition of the…

Meet Temitope Ogunsemo, 33-Year-Old Nigerian Who Built A $3Million EdTech Company
Best of Nigeria
52 views
Best of Nigeria
52 views

Meet Temitope Ogunsemo, 33-Year-Old Nigerian Who Built A $3Million EdTech Company

MT - April 24, 2018

Forbes magazine has interviewed a young Nigerian entrepreneur who has successfully built a digital education technology company that presently worth $3million in value. His story will motivate…

BBNaija’s Nina Bags Endorsement Deal
Entertainment
39 views
Entertainment
39 views

BBNaija’s Nina Bags Endorsement Deal

PH - April 24, 2018

Nina Chinonso Onyenobi, who came fifth on the BBNaija reality TV show, has landed an endorsement deal with Flawless By Mimi, a beauty supply shop in Nigeria.…

UNILAG Student, Daniel Itsuokor, Wins 2018 National Mathematics Competition
Geeky & Smart
46 views
Geeky & Smart
46 views

UNILAG Student, Daniel Itsuokor, Wins 2018 National Mathematics Competition

PH - April 24, 2018

Daniel Itsuokor has emerged overall best out of 56 participants from 14 universities in a mathematics competition organised by National Mathematical Centre (NMC). Stephen Onah, the director…

UNILORIN Student Develops App For Patients To Get Quick Access To Healthcare
Food and Health
39 views
Food and Health
39 views

UNILORIN Student Develops App For Patients To Get Quick Access To Healthcare

PH - April 24, 2018

Adeshina Taiwo, a 400 Level student of computer science at the University of Ilorin, has developed a web application aimed at improving Nigeria’s healthcare system. The web…

Loading...