Packing suitcase with Karo & Alex
This time packing suitcases was something very special for us. Since we have packed not only for a 2-3- week vacation, but for a whole year. Therefore, something must also be packed for all possible seasons. For Alex this was rather less difficult, because he also packs only a lot of shirts and 4 pants, 4 pairs of shoes. That’s it. But I, being a bit of a consumer victim, struggled with it a bit more. My rule of thumb here was to pack only a maximum of 3 to 4 pieces of everything. That means only 3 warmer sweaters, 3 pairs of jeans, 4 pairs of shorts, etc. Exceptions were of course underwear and bikinis. Ok and of course shoes. And who knows me a little, knows how hard it was for me.
Of course, I always have a small first-aid kit at the start. You never know. In the bag I have next to aspirin, charcoal tablets and Fensitiel also important things like plasters, ointment and medicine for possible colds. A detailed listing you will find attached to download and print out yourself.
In total, we both had a suitcase of 23 kg with our flight included plus one piece of hand luggage. When packing and weighing in the meantime, we found that one suitcase had a weight of 34 kg and the other of 24 kg. Oops. That meant several rounds of repacking and redistributing to carry-on luggage. In the end, we managed to get the larger suitcase to 31 kg and the smaller one to 23 kg. That is, the one suitcase still had excess weight. This we have already registered online in advance and paid 25 euros fees for extra baggage. At the airport, it would have cost us 35 euros. So it is worth it to do this in advance online. Overweight baggage is any checked bag that weighs more than 23 kg and up to 32 kg. Baggage weighing more than 32 kg can only be carried as cargo.
PDF packing list for download
Below you will find a downloadable travel checklist that we have prepared for you to print out. In addition, a first-aid kit and especially for us girls again a beauty packing list, so that you have everything for your next trip.