Everyone is different and we all can’t pack our clothes the same way. While some of us like to pack a month’s worth of luggage, some others fall into the trap of packing too lightly and forgetting important stuff. A savvy traveler knows the importance of packing smart.
Packing smart requires the perfect balance of packing exactly what you need without taking on too much stuff. This is a skill that comes from experience. Since not all experience has to be personal, here are 3 quick tips for packing smart.
Tips for Packing Smart: Clothes
There are different ways to fold clothes while packing for a trip. And there are some effective ways to fold your clothes while packing for a trip. And we’ll look at a few:
Folding clothes together: Put together two or three garments e.g. trousers, lay half of one pair on top of the other. Fold the one on the bottom over the pair on the top. Then take the other and fold it on the top. This gives room for each pair at points where they were folded, this reduces the likelihood of the garment creasing.
Rolling Your Clothes: This is very good method especially with skirts, sports shirts and pants. Simply lay the item face down, fold back the sleeves and then roll from the bottom up.
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What not to pack
Packing your cosmetics is important, but you do not need to pack your entire makeup collection. Trust me, you won’t look like a cave woman in your trip pictures if you use shampoo and have light makeup on for a few nights.
Staying in a hotel that offers toiletries? – use them! You don’t necessarily have to bring you 24-ounce shampoo and shower gel along.
Clothes make up a bulk of most traveler’s suitcase, while packing for a trip, bear in mind the reason you are traveling for and carry the necessary clothing you’ll need. Avoid packing more clothes than you need.
Don’t Pack What you can buy.
That’s true, don’t pack what you can buy, things that are cheap at home may be more expensive overseas. Items such as reading materials, nail polish and other things that aren’t really important should not be brought onboard and remember luggage weight charge. The truth is, these are things we can afford to live without.
These are some of the things to bear in mind when traveling for a trip, some of the time you will be traveling alone, and will need to deal with your luggage by yourself. So need to do yourself a favour, and pack smart.
Now we want to hear from you…what are your tips for packing smart?