5 Expert Secrets To Packing Light

5 Expert Secrets To Packing Light

Aug 11, 2021, 1:09:09 PM Creative

An experienced traveler knows how to pack lightly. But, this can sometimes be challenging, and we can easily fall into the trap of over-packing. If you keep checking the size of your luggage before every trip, only to find out it's not getting any smaller, you can benefit from these expert secrets to packing light.

A heavy suitcase is a burden for your shoulders, as well as for your wallet. You can avoid baggage fees and the possibility of airlines losing your luggage by traveling only with a carry-on. In addition to this, you won't have to wait to claim your baggage, and you can be on your way as soon as you leave the plane. Navigating in a new city and going to your hotel is a piece of cake without a huge suitcase to worry about.

Whether your goal is to get a smaller suitcase or to travel only with a carry-on, you'll find these tips for packing light to be quite useful and will make your journey more enjoyable. Even if you're already managing to travel only with hand luggage, why not make it lighter? 

Traveling with a hand lugagge.

There are many reasons why it's good to travel only with hand luggage.


AVOID DOUBLING UP

When packing for the road, you'll inevitably ask yourself whether to pack a hairdryer or not. After all, maybe it's smarter to bring it, rather than to find yourself without it. Well, if you have a hairdryer in a hotel or your travel companion is already bringing one, there's absolutely no need for you to pack even a mini hairdryer. Many moving crews found at the bestlongdistancemovers.com database have seen people pack things for their new homes that they might actually find there as well, so make sure to double check.

In order to avoid any inconvenience, all you need to do is contact your host, hotel, or friends. An ounce or pound here and there, it can quickly add up. Even when bringing toiletries, if you don't really care for the type of shampoo you're going to use, there's a good chance you'll find a freebie in a hotel.

YOU CAN MAINTAIN YOUR ROUTINE AND STILL PACK LIGHT

While we're traveling, we ditch some of the routines that make us happy and healthy. For someone who doesn't travel often, this doesn't seem like too big of a deal. However, for others, it can lead to an unhealthy and disorganized lifestyle.

The good news is that you can maintain your routine while on the road with help from some awesome apps. These apps can help you plan your workout schedule, one that doesn't require any special equipment. Certain apps can also help you plan your travel diet, so that you can keep eating healthily even though you might not have access to the supplies you are used to. As you can see, all it takes is some preparation and organization.


Open suitcase.

When traveling light, it's easier to maintain your routine.

TWO LISTS

Create two separate lists of activities you plan to do on the road. With a list of activities, you'll know what kind of equipment and clothing you'll need for each one.

The first list should include all of the activities you want to do. While there's a good chance that you'll do some of these activities, you might totally skip others.

Some people plan on going to a museum during their two-day long trip. Or, they bring their running shoes when camping, hoping they'll go jogging every morning. Unfortunately, this did not happen, but they've still carried equipment and pamphlets, without even using them. And yes, you've guessed it, I was speaking from my own experience.

The other list should include all of the items you'll need for your activities from your first list. Include all of the other everyday essentials like prescription meds. Now, it's time to be realistic and check off the plans from the first list that you most likely won't do, especially if you need bulky equipment or gear for them.

Pack only the items that you're sure you'll use on the road. If there still enough space, you can always check the things you crossed off and see what else you can bring.

LAY IT OUT

Don't pack your stuff directly in your suitcase. Before doing that, lay everything out on the floor or bed. Seeing everything in one place helps you edit. If you're not sure whether you'll really use a certain item, remove it. Another purpose of laying everything out is that you'll find a good way to fit all of it in your suitcase more easily.

One of the great ideas for travel lovers is to get travel toiletry bags and travel cubes, and organizer sets. It's a good idea to get smaller packaging for your toiletries and repack them, as there's probably no need to bring that whole bottle of hand lotion.

If you fall in love with the place you are visiting and decide to move there, make sure you plan everything ahead regarding your packing schedule. Long-distance relocation can be time consuming, and you don't want to forget anything important.

PLAN THE PALETTE AND OUTFITS

The best thing to do is to plan a couple of outfits according to the circumstances in which you'll be able to wear them. Of course, the goal is to use one piece of clothing for several outfits.

Before packing, pick a color palette that matches. Bringing a clothing item of color that doesn't go with any other item you plan to pack is not the best choice. Choose neutral colors that are easy to match with other pieces.

EXTRA TIP: CHOOSE WHICH TECH TO BRING ALONG

Nowadays, our phones can replace gadgets like mp3s, cameras, reading devices, and maybe even laptops. While we don't need our mp3s anymore, it's still a lot more convenient to bring an eReader rather than three heavy books. However, it's also convenient to have only a light suitcase with you on the road. Think about what you really need to bring and leave the other devices at home. If you won't have to work, you might want to consider not bringing your laptop or charger.

IPad and Mac Book.

Do you really need all of them?

These secrets for packing light don't require you to sacrifice your style or comfort. However, what they do require is rethinking and estimating what you won't need. Also, you can check some awesome travel blogs for more useful ideas. After a couple of times of traveling light, you'll begin wondering how you've even managed to travel before.



Published by Malini Somra

Written by Malini Somra

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