Whether your next trip is a quick weekend beach getaway or a month-long trek up the Appalachian trail, you’ll have to pack a bag, and you’ll want to do it right. There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to packing for a trip, such as the length of your stay, weather, luggage restrictions of your mode of travel and so on. With so many factors at play, it’s easy to misjudge how or what to pack, especially if you are someone who likes to leave everything to the last minute.
Here are some tips and tricks for packing like a pro:
1. Use packing cubes
Packing cubes are like the Holy Grail of travel packing. They create more space in your bag and make organizing and finding things so much easier. They act like your drawers at home. You know what is in each cube, so you can take out the necessary cube rather than scouring the bottom of your suitcase.
2. Plan your outfits and pack accordingly
All of us have been there - trying to stuff everything back into our suitcases at the end of a trip only to realize that we didn’t even wear half of the things we brought. The trick to avoiding this is planning all your outfits and packing accordingly. Do not pack by individual items. Take pieces that work together and are suitable for the activities that you have planned.
3. Keep a few essentials in your carry-on
There is nothing worse than showing up in a foreign place, discovering that your luggage is lost, and realizing that you are stuck with just the clothes that you have on. To avoid this nightmare, always pack a few essentials such as toiletries and a change or two of clothes in your carry-on bag. Pack lightweight pieces such as tunics and shirts that don’t take up much space.
4. Choose your footwear wisely.
Pack shoes that you can wear with multiple outfits. No matter how many fancy “going out” shoes you bring on your trip, the chances of you defaulting to the same pair of flats or sneakers is much higher. Ditch your evening heels and instead choose a pair of dressy and comfortable flats that will work well for sightseeing as well. You can also pack a pair of sneakers to wear during the day and at night.
With these tips and tricks in hand, you can now pack a smart and light suitcase at moment’s notice.
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