How To Travel Lighter and Pack Less

It is not easy to pack efficiently. We’ve all had those trips where we had to drag heavy luggage along with us while watching a friend walk around easily with just a backpack. While it takes some practice, anyone can learn to pack more efficiently and add convenience to their travelling experience. Check out these tips for packing lighter for your next trip.

Make A Packing List

One of the reasons that people tend to overpack is because they don’t know what they need, so they bring much more than is needed just in case. Creating a packing list can help you plan exactly what you need, so you pack only those essentials.

Pack Multi-purpose Clothing

A great approach to packing light is to pack items that have multiple uses. For example, pack tennis shoes that can be used for running, hiking or walking so you don’t have to pack an extra pair of boots. Pack sandals that can work for the beach or a night out. 

You can also reduce the number of items by choosing simple, neutral-coloured clothing, so all your items match the same colour scheme, giving you more outfit options. You can pack a couple more brightly coloured accessories that take up less space to mix up your looks.

Choose A Smaller Bag

One great way to make sure you pack light is to start with a smaller bag. Choose a bag that you are comfortable carrying with you, and then ensure that everything you want to pack fits neatly inside it. If your items won’t fit inside your bag, it’s time to downsize and leave some items out.

Practice Makes Perfect

You may not become an expert packer overnight, but the more you practice, the more you can hone your skills. Make it a goal to pack a bit more efficiently for each trip, and you’ll find yourself packing efficiently in no time.

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