Personal and mental health are the most important things that somebody has, however, damage or loss of your property through many different scenarios can also be a huge problem. Damage, loss or robbery whilst travelling can ruin your entire trip and leave a bad feeling towards any future plans you may have had. Sometimes it can be something small like your favourite t-shirt but other times it can be more serious such as your passport or laptop. Here we will look at some things you can do to protect your property. Some are obvious and others not so much.
Use the lockers available:
This is one of the more obvious ones, but one that is almost always forgotten about. Most hostels, parks and tourist attractions now have the option of storing your luggage. Always put your non-essentials into a locker, it will mean less weight for you to carry around and you can relax knowing your belongings are in a secure location.
Have somebody stay with your valuables:
Although it doesn’t always work, having somebody stay with your bags while you are enjoying your activities acts as a huge deterrent for thief’s. Thief’s don’t want to deal with the hassle of somebody seeing them or reporting them to the police and having someone trustworthy with your stuff means you can relax.
Mark your bags:
There ae dozens of ways to mark what belongs to you. You can use travel tags which can be tracked, put a ribbon on your luggage or attach badges to what is yours. This means you can spot what is yours quickly, it stops confusion on public transport and if you must report its description to somebody it will have something unique which the person can look for.
When all else fails at least you can claim back some of the expenses on the belongings your lost or any injury that you may have had. Consider your options when choosing insurance. Ask important questions, what does it cover? For how long? What are the limits? What is the procedure for making a claim. These are essential and will help you make an informed decision on what is the right insurance for you. Hopefully you will never need it, but it helps to have a backup.
Always read the label:
Another piece of advice which is often forgotten. Read the labels on everything you buy. Sometimes it may look waterproof when it really isn’t or it could be bleach and not detergent. Nobody wants to ruin their belongings by making a simple mistake that could have been prevented with a little reading. Don’t be afraid to ask questions either, it is better to look silly than to ruin your favourite outfit
So on your next trip, think about your own safety and then that of your belongings, hopefully these tips will help protect what is yours.