Traveling is all about experiencing new places and looking at what makes that place special. It is always fun to leave our cozy home and really go explore the world and even visit places we have never dreamed of ever visiting. It all gets ruined when you are carrying 50 luggages and you don’t even know what’s in there.
Personally, that has happened far too many times to even count, and every time I pack heavy and come back from a trip, I tell myself that I will never do it again, but I end up doing it anyway. Or halfway through the trip, I end up regretting my packing choices when I realize I have to lug everything that I just bought.
Also, if you are like me, you are going to want to shop from the place you just visited and bring home souvenirs, which will also take up space in your luggage.
So to save your trip, here is 5 ways that you can pack light:
Pack versatile items — make sure that you include a v-neck black t-shirt (you will thank me later). DO NOT pack something that can only be worn with one item. Sorry pink leather jacket, I can’t bring you. Make sure that everything you bring can actually be repurposed for maximum wear.
Pack your liquids in travel friendly containers — what’s the point of carrying full size items, when it can be lighter? It’s the best time to bring trials that stores always give you. Travel size containers can be found in any drugstore for less than a dollar, and they are re-useable. Usually, every drugstore has a dollar aisle that you can do all your cosmetic shopping for, and it is definitely enough to last you for a trip that lasts less than a week.
Don’t bring a coat or jacket — it’s better to layer up instead of bringing something really bulky and big. And this means that you have more space to bring MORE clothes! Its a win-win! If you are planning to go to antarctica, then bring a coat, but if it’s just going to be cold, just layer up. Sweaters can also be good replacements, but if you did have to bring a jacket, make sure you only bring your favorite one.
Plan Your Outfits Before-hand — It’s better to play dress up at home instead of the hotel. Make sure you take pictures on your phone of all of the outfits you have created to remember your beautiful creations. This way, you are not only saving time when it comes to being at the actual trip, but then you can be sure you will wear everything you brought.
Limit the shoes — for a 1 to 2 week trip, bring 2 shoes at max. For a 1 month trip, bring 3 or 4 shoes at max. Don’t bring super uncomfortable shoes, or shoes that are just really hard to style. Make sure you have 1 fancy shoe, but still comfortable to that you can walk about 5 miles in them (don’t bring heels¦ it’s like suicide to your feet and your packing). A pair of sneakers or comfortable walking shoes is an absolute must.
How you pack in preparation for your trip can totally make or break your trip. You need to make sure that you are packing in the best way possible to make absolute sure that you are still travelling light and it will be easy for you to go from place to place.
Also don’t forget to weigh your suitcases to make sure that you don’t have to pay extra money because your suitcase is too heavy. You can usually find this information online and do be sure to make use of this!