Most people yearn to travel at least once a year to get away from the humdrum of life. Along with fun and leisure, any travel plan comes with an essential preliminary task – packing. Lugging around heavy luggage bags is troublesome. With the extra security everywhere, getting past customs involves a good amount of time waiting in line for your baggage to be checked.
The simple solution is to travel light. It’s not a monumental task. Just a few simple tips will make traveling easier.
First of all, you need to have enough information about the place you’re traveling to. Find out about weather conditions and accommodations. This will help you pack only essential items. For example, if you’re traveling to a sunny place, you don’t need your new leather jacket.
Invest in a sturdy and lightweight travel bag. If it has multiple compartments, storage of small items is easier. Also carry Ziploc bags for toiletries and plastic bags for soiled clothes. A small hand bag is necessary to hold important documents, money, jewelry and other valuables. Also include a comb, pen and paper, medicines etc just in case they come in handy while traveling.
Roll your clothes in small bundles to avoid creases and save space. Carry an extra pair of shoes and save space by stuffing them with small items like socks and underwear. Select clothes of lightweight materials; avoid carrying heavy jeans and jackets. Plan your outfits in advance – take a pair of pants or a skirt that can be worn with different t-shirts or blouses. Add a scarf, stole or cap for glamour. Leave some space in your bag for souvenirs.
On the move
It is best to include some snacks like nuts or sandwiches in your handbag. If the food on the journey is too expensive or not to your taste, you know you won’t starve.
Traveling should be fun without worries of lost bags or too many bags. Start with smart packing and you can enjoy a trouble-free holiday.