Have you ever found yourself in this situation: you need to pack for an upcoming trip only to discover your luggage is either too large or too small? You have two choices at this point – go out and buy new luggage in the size you need or somehow make what you have work either by paying the checked bag fee if your luggage is too large or pack a lot less if you luggage is too small.
There’s an easy way to avoid this situation altogether. Buy yourself a luggage set now and use only the pieces you need for each of your upcoming trips. Luggage sets not only save you the time and hassle of finding bags large or small enough for each of your trips, they also save you money. Instead of buying each piece individually, you save by buying them all at once in a set. Larger luggage sets can even be divided amongst family members, saving the cost of having the buy suitcases for each adult and child.
My go-to luggage set size is the 3-piece set. Depending on which style you choose, a 3 piece set can include 3 uprights of various sizes (usually a small carry-on, a medium case, and a large case) or 2 uprights and a small tote for carrying a few items on board your flight. The 3 piece set is truly the perfect blend of value and flexibility. For example, for a quick business trip, I usually use just the carry-on piece. However, for longer vacations, I often use the carry-on piece and the medium sized case as my checked luggage. All 3 pieces come in handy for international trips or if I am traveling with my husband (we’ll share one case or he’ll use one piece exclusively).
Of course luggage sets come in all sizes from 2 to 8 pieces and the more bags they have, the more flexibility they offer. And it doesn’t hurt that when you buy luggage in a set, you ensure that all pieces match – making for easy identification at baggage claim.