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How many times have you stood by an airport luggage carousel watching an endless stream of identical black suitcases pass by?
Sure, attaching a colorful tag can help identify your bag, but some travelers have stumbled upon what appears to be the perfect solution.
That's right: Plastering your mug on luggage can help you not only find your bag quickly, it also serves as a theft deterrent.
If you've lost one too many suitcases over the years, you can try out the trend for yourself. Firebox, an online retailer that allows customers to print high-resolution images onto pillows, masks and bacon-scented air fresheners, now offers three sizes of reusable luggage sleeves.
Head Case, $27, Firebox
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Here are a few more options.
MyFly Bag Personalized Carry On-Luggage, $150, Rakuten
Also available for $150 at LuggagePros.
Selfie Club 20" Personalized Carry On, $33, Shoes.com
Also available for $35 at Ebags.
If personalized luggage isn't your style, here are five lively ways to differentiate your bag from the rest.
1. Choose a suitcase with an uncommon or easily noticeable print.
Disney Mickey Mouse Pants Hardside Spinner, $88 (usually $140), Amazon
Also available for $90 at Ebags.
2. Add a colorful, lockable belt for inexpensive customization and security.
Transportation Security Administration-Approved Luggage Strap, $13, Amazon
Similar product available for $13 at Bed Bath and Beyond.
3. Attach a vibrant ribbon to each of your family members’ suitcases so you'll easily spot them all.
Grand Opening Ribbon, $29, Amazon
Also available for $10 at CeremonialSupplies.
4. Use patches and stickers!
Variety Sticker Pack, $10, Amazon
5. Include a fun tag with your name and contact information.
Aluminum Luggage Tags, $9, Amazon