The thought of packing is something we all dread! We are all guilty of overpacking at times. Throughout the past few years, I have learnt a lot of tips and tricks when it comes to packing light so I decided to share a few of my tips with you guys.
MAKE A PACKING LIST
The goal is to make a list of everything you actually NEED for the trip. Stick to this list and only pack what is on it. Try not to fall into the trap of throwing in a few items as you go. These are probably items you don’t need. If it’s not on your list, it means you really don’t need it.
Try to avoid packing liquids as much as possible. They are heavy firstly and end up showing up in lots in security. Try to travel without them and just buy what you need when you arrive at your destination.
COORDINATE YOUR OUTFITS
This is key to packing. Plan your outfits to have your colours coordinating so you can mix and match your clothes during your trip.
DO NOT BUY A HUGE BAG
This is one I try to stick to. The bigger the bag, the more you feel you can bring. Buy a normal size bag so you wont be tempted to bring more. You will thank me for it when you are dragging your bag around with you on your travels.
DO NOT LEAVE PACKING TO THE LAST MINUTE
This is the key mistake everybody makes. If you leave packing to last minute, you wont have time to actually think about what you do need. You will end up throwing things into the case and the majority of it will be items you do not need. Give yourself plenty of time and plan your packing. You don’t want to be stressed trying to decide what you need at the last minute.
Well this is the obvious tip right?! I always lay out what I want to bring with me and I then half it. This works great for me. I always end up having more then enough items of clothing with me after cutting the load!!