Going on a short trip and have no idea what to pack? Don’t worry, you are not alone, many of us are guilty of packing too much stuff and ending up with luggage we do not even end up using.
So what are the Packing tips for a light travel baggage?
Well, to put it simply, have a minimalist mindset. This means only have what you need not what you want. For instance, if you are going away for a weekend, ask yourself do you need to carry 5 pairs of shoes while 2 pairs can suffice?
We will share with you some great packing tips for a light travel baggage
1. Use a small bag
There is some kind of psychology behind this, if you use a big bag, you will get the urge to fill it up. The unused space it too tempting to leave alone. So get a small suitcase or even a backpack instead. Resist the urge to have an extra bag and make do with one bag.
2. Approach it like a shopping trip
You know how you make a list when you go shopping? The list guides you so that you do not make any impulse purchases. Well, make a list for your bag as well. Actually, have two lists, the need list, and the want list. Then discard the want list and strictly stick to the need list.
This is where people go crazy when packing. You want to carry an outfit for every single occasion. Here are some things to consider:
- Carry light clothes that can be easily washed and re-worn
- Do not pack bulky clothes, wear them instead while traveling that way they don’t go into the bag
- Roll instead of folding clothes, it prevents creasing and saves on space
- Carry shoes that have dual functionality instead of packing a shoe for every occasion
- Don’t carry bulky towels, a large scarf can be a substitute for the towel and will take less space in the bag
4. Toiletries and beauty products.
Do not carry what you can buy at your destination for example toilet paper. If you will stay in a hotel they will probably give you shampoo, conditioner and a hair drier. If you prefer to use your own then put some in small bottles instead of carrying the whole big bottles. You can do the same for perfume and body lotion.
5. Pack smart
Ziplock bags and vacuum bags are a great way to pack. Put all your electrical items like the chargers, adapters, and headphones in the bag. It saves on space but best of all allows you to have an organized bag.
Vacuum bags are great for packing clothes especially if you want to avoid creasing.
6. Reading material
You can opt to have an electronic version of what you are reading on your Kindle, tablet or your phone. This way you save on the space a book would have taken.
Packing light is easy to do and makes the whole traveling experience more enjoyable. Remember, make a list and stick to it.
Travel enthusiast, always looking forward to the next adventure. Flying around the world, enjoying mostly sunny places, learning about new captivating cultures are some the main reasons driving me to travel.