When we carry our valuables we can never tell if we are going to be parted from them. Things we will lose over our lifetime include the most obvious which are our keys, phone or wallet/purse. While we travel it is even more important to look after our belongings. Why? The reason being we bring a lot more valuables with us. It is important that we know a few simple ways to look after them better while we travel.
Keep your bag with you at all times!
While this can be an obvious one it is something that we tend to forget about very often. It is quite easy for us to leave a bag done and walk away for a second; this can be dangerous with large crowds. An unattended bag is a way of saying “please take me with you” to a thief. When you are getting on the plane bring a carry-on bag and keep it beside you at all times, the reason being is that bags can be stolen from over head compartments. When you are sightseeing make sure you bag is sealed properly as someone could take things from behind.
Make use of a safe!
Most places you will stay have some sort of safe to keep your belongings protected. Although in some cases this doesn’t always mean that your things will be secure. Some hotels may have employees that can go into individual rooms and open the safe. Sometimes a suitcase with a combination lock can be a good alternative just make sure you have it hidden and out of the way. If you are not lucky enough to have a safe or a combination suitcase make sure you keep all belongings beside you. While we can bring some things with us while out sightseeing we can’t always bring everything. For example we may be able to bring a camera, but when it comes to our passport can we risk losing it while out and about? One tip is to simply hide your important things in the place that your are staying in, this means you will be the only one who knows where they are. If you are unfortunate to lose your passport make sure you have all necessary contacts in order to get a new one and be able to get home.
Not just going on a holiday?
If you are travelling for a long period of time then keeping your belongings safe is even more important. This is because you will have to keep them with you a lot longer. Also while travelling for a long period of time you may not have the luxury of staying in top-notch hotels that have a safe as an added bonus. You will certainly have to become more aware of what you have and make sure that everything has its place and there is a place for everything.
While it is almost an impossible task to keep everything that we have safe at all times, and it is inevitable that we will lose something at one stage or another, the three tips should help you keep them safer than they were before!