Some things in life are unavoidable, such as catching a cold, being late for an important meeting, and packing for a trip. Worse, not only is packing unavoidable, it’s also often one of the most stressful parts of a trip.
Frankly, packing is a pain. But I’m about to offer eight lucky Friendly Planet travelers some pain relief. A few weeks ago, I told you about some handy gadgets to get you going to your destination. One of those gadgets was the Space Bag TO GO.
These are bags that you can roll up or push down to compress the items inside, which decrease the bulk of clothing and other soft items. I have found you can fit a lot of stuff into a little space with a Space Bag TO GO.
After I wrote the post, I thought it might be fun to give a few of these bags away on the blog. So, I contacted the company for some samples and they generously provided me nine bags for a giveaway.
One bag I provided to one of our bloggers who is using it now on Friendly Planet’s Athens and 3 Day Greek Isles Cruise. We’ll have more from her when she comes back, including photos, hopefully some video and, of course, feedback about how helpful the Space Bag TO GO was on her trip. I still have eight more to give away to you, loyal readers and frazzled packers.
Here’s what you have to do to enter and win: Share your best packing tip in a comment on this post. It’s that simple. Click on “Post a Comment” at the bottom of this post. A comment box will appear. Write your best packing tip and click “Publish Your Comment” when you’re finished.
Here are some ideas to get you started. What makes packing easier and faster for you? What’s your strategy for fitting a week’s worth of clothes into an overnight bag? How do you make sure your shampoos and lotions don’t explode all over your clothes?
Your tips can be as simple as rolling your clothes instead of folding them. Or can be as complex as a detailed play-by-play plan on how you pack your suitcase. Whatever your advice is, I want you to share it here.
VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure you leave your name and an e-mail address where we can contact you if you win. If you don’t leave it and we pick your name, you will not be eligible to win. Eight winners will be randomly selected from the pool of applicants. Deadline for comment submissions is Friday, April 16, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. EST. I’ll announce the winners shortly after on the blog.
Note: This contest is open to anyone except employees of Friendly Planet Travel, Space Bag TO GO, and any Friendly Planet Travel vendors.