Before you travel, make sure each piece of luggage has a clear and easy-to-read luggage tag that will identify your luggage. Whether you are flying, travelling by train or enjoying a cruise, labelling your luggage with your contact information and destination could be instrumental in avoiding potential problems. Make luggage tags by printing them from your computer.
Open your word processing program and select a bold, block-type font that is easy to read. Make the font size about 16 and the font colour black (for easiest reading). Most luggage tag holders will hold a luggage tag roughly the size of a business card (2 inches by 3 1/2 inches)
Enter your full name on the first line. Enter your cell phone number and your e-mail address on the second and third lines.
Press enter twice to skip a line.
Enter your destination or destinations to help your luggage follow you in the event that it is misplaced.
Proofread the luggage tag information, and if it is accurate, print it out using your printer.
Cut the printed information out with the scissors to enable you to slide the paper into the opening of the luggage tag holder. Measure the window area of your luggage tag holder to ensure that a business card-size piece of paper will fit into your holder. Assuming this size is appropriate, cut the paper out in a 2 1/2-inch-by-4-inch rectangle. You might have to cut down the paper slightly to fit into the luggage tag holder. If your luggage tag holder holds a different size tag, cut the paper out about 1/2-inch larger than the width and length of the window area (you might have to trim this slightly to fit also).
Do not list your home address in your contact information. Because any would-be thieves know you are travelling and are not home, placing your home address on a luggage tag might provide thieves with the information they need and the opportunity to rob your uninhabited home while you are away.