Xeni

How to Pack Lightly For A Long Trip

How to Pack Lightly For A Long Trip

How to pack lightly for a long trip
  1. Use multipurpose items. For example, a rain jacket with a hood, that has a removable shell for rain, and an inner jacket for the cold, that can be folded up and tucked away- and used as an accessory!
  2. Learn how to pack properly! If you’re trying to cram a lot into a tiny bag, roll your clothes up, and try not to bring too many shoes.
  3. Don’t bother with clunky cosmetic and toiletries bags. Ziploc bags are less glamorous, but way more practical, since they take up less space
  4. Make a list of non-negotiable essentials. For e.g-
  5. Phone charger
  6. Power Bank
  7. Some money
  8. Sunblock (even in the winter!)
  9. 2 pairs of clothes
  10. Some good, sturdy shoes
  11. A map of wherever you’re going
  • You shouldn’t take anything you’ve never used on a trip before. If you bought a travel pillow for the plane, take it every time, and never use it because you’re binge watching bad airplane movies, leave the pillow at home
  • Plan an itinerary in advance, so you don’t take evening clothes, scuba gear, ski poles, your best suit, and a lasso “just in case”
  • Buy a tiny, tiny suitcase and hide all your other suitcases. It sounds silly, but you’ll be less tempted to overpack if you’re on a space budget and don’t have your industrial size, definitely-going-to-get-charged-for-extra-weight-at-the-check-in suitcase winking at you from the corner