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7 Pro Packing Tips to Avoid Travel Anxiety

Your travel bag says a lot about you…

and about how you’re going to spend your journey. Sadly it’s always up to you (maybe sometimes your S/O) to decide if it’s going to be a stressful or relaxing trip.

I used to get overwhelmed just thinking about packing and wasting all that precious time. My focus was on the next business meeting and the one after that. I’m quite sure you can relate. 

But here’s the truth: You can accomplish so much more in much less time! I’m here to tell you how. Below, you’ll find the routine that anyone can use even when they’re short on time, to keep their packing as organized as their business life is: Fast!

Where to start?

  • Check the forecast
  • Make a list
  • Consider the activities you plan to do while keeping in mind the duration of your stay 

So here are the tips to pack like a pro.

Tip 1: Choose the Right Travel Bag

This should always be your top priority. Choosing the right travel bag depends on what you are planning on bringing or on how you intend to pack your belongings. Always be considerate of the weather when choosing the material of your bag. If you are on a business trip, you can bring a duffle bag or a suitcase. For a casual vacation or hike, a backpack should do. 

Tip 2: Pack the Must-Haves

Quite often, while travelling, less is more. Avoid forgetting the essentials by making a list a few days prior to your trip. This trick has saved me plenty of times, and of time. I just write it on my phone and each time I remember something I will need, I can easily write it down. Not to mention that for future trips you can always check your previous lists. Outfit planning is also crucial, just remember to pack the clothes you will actually wear, not the ones that never seem to match any event. 

Don’t forget to pack the toiletries, travel accessories, medicine or other daily items. 

Tip 3: Lay Down Everything for a Start

Now that everything is listed, you are ready to start packing. Lay down in front of you all of the things that you’ve decided on bringing along on your trip. Organize them by categories. This trick won’t just make packing faster but it will also make remembering and accessing easier. 

Tip 4: Rolling or Folding?

…that is the question and also one of the big debates. To make a choice you have to choose between saving space or wrinkle-free clothes. 

While rolling compresses your clothing and makes it easier to stack and pack into your pack or suitcase, folding reduces the amount of wrinkling attained. Keep in mind the fabric of the clothing. 

Tip 5: Buy Travel-Sized Cosmetics Containers

For travel security reasons, you may not bring full-sized bottles of shampoo, perfume or any other liquid and gel-based substances in your carry-on. These substances must be in 3.4-ounce (100-milliliter) bottles or smaller, all stored within a single clear, quart-size plastic bag. Depending on your time of stay, travel-sized containers should be a good option. 

Keeping these 5 tips in mind, your packing anxiety will dissipate and you can actually enjoy your stress-free trip!

Shipping Policy

We ship to customers in over 50 Countries with our trusted partners at FedEx.  Orders are processed Monday through Friday and we ship them out on the same day or within one business day of confirmation should the order be placed after 4 p.m EST.

FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING

Orders within the United States will ship free of charge with FedEx and will arrive within 2-3 business days, depending on where you are located.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

We ship to over 50 Countries with FedEx Worldwide.

We have a fixed rate for shipping Worldwide that is 15$. This will automatically be displayed at checkout when Countries beside the USA will be selected.

FedEx Worldwide is generally the fastest available option, arriving within 3-5 business days, pending no issues with customs clearance.

IMPORT DUTIES

Harp & Hill is not responsible for any customs and taxes applied to your order. All fees imposed during or after shipping are the responsibility of the customer (tariffs, taxes, etc.). Harp & Hill does not assist with duty payment or coordinating with the custom’s department in the Country.

Wherein a customer chooses not to pay duties or rejects their package, resulting in the package being abandoned by the carrier, please kindly note that Harp & Hill will not refund the order. Similarly, if the package is returned to us because a customer refused to pay duties, we will deduct our shipping costs from any refund issued.

TRACKING

We offer reliable and timely tracking services. You will be able to follow your shipment throughout its journey with the link provided in your confirmation email. In the event you need assistance with your delivery, please directly contact the FedEx customer service.

It is the customer’s responsibility to provide an accurate and secure address where the shipment can be delivered without complications. Moreover, it is also the customer’s responsibility to track their order, make arrangements for its delivery, and be present to accept the package, if needed. When an order is “Returned to Sender”, we deduct the return shipping costs from the order and refund the balance. If you still wish to buy the item, we ask that you place a new order.

Returns and Exchanges

We accept returns for eligible items within 30 days of when the order is marked as delivered. Please notice that the returned goods must be in their original packaging and unused conditions.

Please note that the customer is responsible for shipping the item back to Harp & Hill. For Exchanges, we will cover the cost of shipping the new item back to you.

RETURNS

Your order must be sent back in the original box. All original tags and packaging must be still attached and in their original condition. Upon arrival at our warehouse, these items will be inspected under the guidelines mentioned above and then a full refund will be issued. If these conditions are not met, then a 45$ fee per item will be applied to the refund amount to cover warehouse return fee inspection and damaged goods. 

INTERNATIONAL RETURNS

We do not accept any international return orders.

EXCHANGES

Your order must be shipped back in the original box. All original tags and packaging must be still attached and in their original condition and suitable for resale. Upon arrival at our warehouse, these items will be inspected under these guidelines and then an exchange will be issued. If these conditions are not met then the exchange will be treated as a return and follow the guidelines mentioned above. Please note that the customer is responsible for shipping the item back to Harp & Hill.

HOW TO INITIATE A RETURN

To submit a return, simply email admin@harpandhill.com with your order number and the details of your request.  Our team will respond to you as soon as possible. We typically respond within one business day. Our offices are closed for major Holidays and weekends.

We may refund your money by issuing a refund in the original form of payment.

Shipping fees are not eligible for refunds.

If any promotional discount was applied at the time of purchase, you will be refunded for the actual amount paid at time of purchase.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions concerning our return policy, please contact us at: [email protected]

Lifetime Warranty

At Harp & Hill we only design and build high quality products. That’s why all our products are covered with a lifetime warranty from manufacturing defects.  All bags purchased through our website are guaranteed against manufacturer’s defects over the lifetime of the product. We design these products to serve you for as long as you intend to use them, and it’s our pledge that they will.

Cosmetic wear and tear resulting directly or indirectly from wrongful use, poor maintenance or other unnatural usage is not covered under this warranty.

Complaints regarding defects or faults must be communicated to the following email: admin@harpandhill.com within 30 days from the day of purchase