How Do I Choose the Best Personalized Luggage Strap?

Mary Ellen Popolo
Mary Ellen Popolo
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Woman holding a book

A personalized luggage strap has two functions. The first is to help keep a suitcase closed and the second is to help you quickly identify or spot your luggage in a sea of suitcases. These luggage straps come in a wide array of colors and can be personalized with your name, nickname, or initials. When choosing a luggage strap consider the size of your suitcase and your own preference for color and personalization. Before making any purchase, it is also a good idea to check with the various travel agencies regarding guidelines or prohibitions concerning luggage straps.

Usually, a personalized luggage strap helps you to identify your own luggage quickly when surrounded by a myriad of other similar suitcases. Having a strap attached to your suitcase that is bold and vibrant can help you spot it quickly. When choosing a color for your personalized luggage strap you may want to choose a color that will stand out against your luggage and that can be seen from a distance. Some people, however, may prefer a strap that coordinates or matches their suitcase rather than contrasting with it. With the wide array of colors available for luggage straps, there is a color to please every person's taste and to match every suitcase.

Consider what name or words you want displayed on the strap. Options often include your full name, a nickname, a monogram, or a saying. Choosing how the strap should be personalized is a decision that warrants some thought. For instance, a businessman who travels frequently may not want his nickname of "Smitty" on his strap, and he may, therefore, decide to use only his initials. There may be restrictions on how many letters, spaces, or symbols can be used on your personalized luggage strap, so check carefully to make sure that what you pick fits within the parameters set by whomever is doing the personalization.

Many luggage straps are adjustable and will fit several different sized suitcases. In order to ensure that the strap you purchase will fit your suitcases, measure each case around the middle. Look for a luggage strap that fits the measurements you obtained. In addition, check that the personalized luggage strap you are purchasing is wide enough to adequately keep your luggage secured and that the material it is made of and all its pieces are strong and durable.

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