how to weigh luggage without a scale

 

Introduction

You've packed your bag, checked it at the airport, and are ready to head off on your trip. Before you get on the plane, though, there's one more thing: Weighing your luggage! While most airlines don't require you to do this anymore (at least not in person), they do recommend it so that they know how much additional weight they can safely add onto a flight before it becomes unsafe. The downside of weighing your bag while you're at home is that you don't always have easy access to a scale without going out and purchasing one specifically for this purpose. While there is an easy way around this problem weighing yourself instead!

Step 1 - Fill up your suitcase!

  • Fill up your suitcase!

To get an accurate reading, your bag needs to be filled with as much weight as possible. Load up on heavy items like books or clothes; use lightweight items like toiletries and shoes sparingly so there’s a little space left for all of your belongings.

Step 2 - Weigh yourself.

With the luggage in hand, you can now weigh yourself. If you have a bathroom scale at home or work, this is where it comes in handy. If not, there are other ways of weighing yourself without a scale (see Step 3).

  • Step 2A: Weighing yourself without luggage

Stand on your bathroom scale and make sure that it's set to zero before stepping off and walking around with the suitcase for a minute or two. Then step back on it again and see how much weight you've gained. Most people will gain between 5-10 pounds when they add their bags onto themselves around 0.5-1 pound per kilogram but results may vary depending on how much muscle mass each person has and how tightly packed their suitcase was stuffed! It's likely that even if there are clothes inside as well as other items like shoes or toiletries that don't weigh very much individually but cumulatively add up to quite a bit over time once added together into one bag (which isn't uncommon), so keep this in mind when calculating yours' accordingly!

  • Step 2B: Calculating difference between weights (if needed)

If someone else is helping out with this task for fun or otherwise doesn't have access to measurement tools such as scales etc., we recommend downloading an app called BMI Calculator by MyFitnessPal which gives roughly accurate estimates based solely upon height measurements taken at different areas of ones body including but not limited too waist & hips etc.. This should be enough information from which one could derive approximate values after taking measurements from all relevant areas such as arms/legs/torso etc.. Once these numbers have been determined then subtract them one from another until only

Step 3 - Weigh yourself with the carry-on in hand.

Now you’re ready to weigh yourself with your carry-on in hand. Make sure that the bag is empty and not packed, just as you would when traveling. Then, put on the clothes that you would wear while traveling. You will also want to make sure that the scale is set up so that it can measure pounds instead of kilograms.

If you don't have access to a bathroom scale, bring along a portable folding scale like this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017V7ZC6/?tag=roombiz-20

Step 4 - Subtract your weight with the bag in your hand from your total weight.

Step 4 - Subtract your weight with the bag in your hand from your total weight.

The last step is to subtract the weight of you and your bag together, but not including any contents in your luggage. If these are being carried separately (for example, if you have a sports bag or a backpack) then they can be added on to this figure.

Step 5 - And there you have it! That's how much your bag weighs.

Now that you know for sure just how much your bag weighs, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. If you're flying with a carry-on that doesn't meet the airline's weight requirements, it will be charged as excess baggage and cost more money. On average, the extra charge is around $25 per pound over 50 lbs. So make sure you've got everything packed into your checked luggage so that your carry-on can weigh no more than 50 lbs (or 23 kg).

And remember: if you don't have a calculator handy when weighing something at home or in another country, try using pen and paper! Many people find this method easier than using their phone or computer and who knows? You may even develop some new math skills along the way!

Weighing luggage without a scale takes a little bit of math, but is doable!

This method is not as accurate as a scale, but it will give you an idea of how much your bag weighs. It’s also a good way to get started and then purchase a scale later on.

Conclusion

Now you know how to weigh your luggage without a scale! This can be invaluable when flying or traveling, as airlines will often weigh your bags before departure. It's also useful if you're buying a new suitcase or backpack and want to know how much it will weigh empty so that you can put stuff in there without going over the limit.

 

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