I only have a few days left in the UK before I head off to Montpellier and I’ve only just decided to think about packing. Honestly, it’s been a bit of a nightmare. Once again, I’ve scoured the internet to try and find extensive lists of things to pack (I’ll copy my own Year Abroad Packing List further down).
Last week, I noticed there was a suitcase offer from Sports Direct so I smugly bought myself a massive case that was allegedly worth nearly a hundred quid for about £25. I was ready to start filling it when I had a sudden wave of doubt over whether or not it was too big. I checked on the airline’s website and realised my case would be 2 inches too wide. It’s already £60 to take a case so I really didn’t fancy incurring a baggage fine. Long story short I returned that case and found myself a different one from TJ Hughes that’s within the size allowance but still a fair size.
As for the contents of the suitcase, I’ve only got as far as making quite a long list of things I think I’ll need. I’ve colour coded my list into ‘things to take’ and ‘things to buy there’ so depending on your own baggage allowance, I would suggest doing the same.
- Buy one adapter and an extension lead- that way you won’t need separate adapters for everything.
- If you have a bog standard black/blue/red case, tie some ribbon or stick some stickers on your case to make it easier to spot on the carousel.
Important- Check the weight and size allowance for your suitcase before buying a case- size and weight limits vary from airline to airline!