Pack for Aliyah
Check out the air travel accessories, discussed in this video.
Hi, I'm Rebecca Saltzman from Balagan Be Gone Personal Organization and I'm Melissa Goldwag from Pack for Camp and today we want to talk to you about the best way to identify your bags when you're making aliyah or when you're traveling in general.
Ok, so the first thing is, here we're using the Samsonite Tote-a-Ton bag which we think is great it's only about a pound and it's very easy to pack, carry, schlep along, whatever it is that you're doing. First of all you should have them all in one color whatever bag you choose. That way you can easily identify whether you're one person alone or you're a family of 12.
The next tip we have is to use a luggage strap and this is for two reasons. First of all it supports the actual bag itself but also it's another way to identify your bags when you get to the other end. It's important when you're using the Tote-a-Ton bags to make sure you put some sort of cable tie on the zippers so that they stay closed but it's important to not use a zip-tie to use something that is open and able to close again so that the TSA can open and close it.
Another thing that we really like to identify luggage is to have matching luggage tags for everyone in your family. You can see on this luggage tag I have a number one here.That's because what I like to do is assign each person in the family a number. This way, because the bags are all the same, we can easily identify which bag belongs to which person based on the number on the luggage tag, without having to open up the bags and rifle through all the stuff inside of it.
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Check out the Samsonite Tote-A-Ton Duffel bag, discussed in this video.
Hi I'm Rebecca Saltzman from Balagan Be Gone Personal Organization and I'm Melissa goldwag from Pack for Camp and today we want to talk to you about the best bag to use when you're making Aliyah.
Now we really love the Tote-a-Ton by Samsonite because it's light weight and it's super durable and it's really a great bag to make sure that you're packing everything you need to your fullest so you're getting the most out of the bag that you possibly can in terms of weight for your Aliyah trip.
Right, as you mentioned it weighs only a pound so it's not really a consideration in the weight and you can pack so much into it not a ton as the name implies but you anyway can't use that ton. Now in terms of the size it's perfect for the airline restrictions and it comes in four great colors: red black (with red straps actually), turquoise and purple.
The great thing about this bag is that it's really durable nylon so it's super easy to clean if something does leak inside your bag and you want to keep it in pristine condition. Today we're going to unbox it for you so that you can see exactly how it comes packaged.
Ok, so here we go. Here's the box, this is how it comes. You can see in the little square that this one is going to be a purple one as it comes out even though the pictures are in red and here we go. Very easy to open box. Plastic bag keeping it nice and clean and folded nicely. Here we go. Would you grab the other end? So it's a fairly good size and the really great thing about it is that basically unfolds so that it's totally flat.
And so when you're packing it you can really pack things in it flat and then zip things up so things that are bigger and bulky that might be harder to get into an ordinary duffle bag can more easily go into this bag and it's a nice little feature here it has this really cool little pocket if you want to store something small like if you wanted to put your scale in here your luggage scale you could put it in here or an extra strap or even an extra bag or your address in here, that also a good thing to put in there too.
So it's a really great bag it's not expensive and it's super durable and it will last you for many many years even after you make Aliyah and it's good for the many times that you're going to have to transport lots of bulky things for when you are making aliyah. So we recommend this bag and you can get it from the link below this video and we hope that if you have any feedback about it you let us know because we always love to hear feedback. Happy packing and good luck with your Aliyah.