Packing light can be a challenging task! It sure doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your style or comfort, but it requires reconsidering travel basics like suitcases and shoes.
Travelling light has a lot of advantages of its own. It not just avoids the baggage fee, but leaves you content about the airlines not losing your luggage and being less burdened by heavy bags while navigating a new place.
Below mentioned are some ways to travel light.
Use a smaller suitcase
No matter what size of bag you pick, you will eventually end up filling it. Hence, it is better to start with a small size as this will be helpful in the long run. You might want to check the weight of the new suitcases before making a purchase.
Most of us end up guessing the weight of our luggage! However, it is a good idea to be aware of the weight of your bag accurately. Using travel scales in this case is a good option.
Always use a list
Most of us proceed with packing our stuff by just randomly going through it. This leads to a major packing havoc and we end up with a lot more luggage than needed. Self-discipline plays an important role in this case. The only solution to this is making a list and sticking to it no matter what.
Use compression packing cubes
Compression packing cubes put a regular bound on how much you can carry and reduces the amount of space your luggage would carry. More the compression, heavier the packing cube.
Carry minimal shoes
Try to keep your shoe count to 3 while you travel. There can be numerous occasions where you would need different kinds of footwear. However, the smart take on this would be picking up the right pair that can be used as dual-purpose.
Don’t pack your largest wearable items
While traveling, the largest of your wearable items should be worn! Flights are generally cold and it would advisable for you to wear your jeans and boots rather than packing them.
Traveling light has quite a few benefits of its own. Here are some of them.
- No excess baggage fees
- No airport trolley fees
- Makes Multi-destinations trip less of a hassle
- Saves time while packing at home and at your destination
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