It doesn’t matter if you’re going on a business trip or a vacation, the best way to travel is simply. You need to pack the necessities and avoid the extra flair. Unfortunately, not all travelers are successful at packing light. To help travel light and avoid those pricy airline fees, keep it simple with these 5 tips.
Pack a Smaller Bag than What You’re Taking.
When you initially are deciding on what to take, use a bag smaller than what you plan to take with you. This will allow you a little extra space for any purchases you make while you are traveling, and it helps to avoid over-packing.
Roll Everything Up
Before you place your clothing into your bag, roll it up. This will help to create more space and prevent each item from getting wrinkles.
Pack Only the Essentials
Limiting your items goes from clothing all the way to beauty products. Keep shoes to a minimum and if possible only bring two pairs.
Wear Versatile Clothing
Don’t waste space by bringing item after item of clothing. Choose articles of clothing you can use for both a dressy or casual occasion. For example, pack a nice pair of jeans with a sweater or a dress with a cardigan. This will help you to have enough clothing options, without packing extra items. You can always dress up or dress down the items you bring with great accessories.
Wear Your Bulkiest Items During Your Travels
Travel in items that will take up more space in your luggage. If you need to bring a coat and it’s too hot to wear one, wrap it around your waste or sling it over your arm.