If you’ve been traveling for a while, you must know already that you can save a lot on travel expenses when you pack light. For instance, if you don’t have check-in baggage when flying, then you can easily save a few dollars off your ticket. In addition, when you pack light, everything else becomes more convenient for you. You don’t have to carry around a large and heavy bag all the time. You can move from one place to another with ease.
However, packing light is not as easy as it sounds. Whether you’re heading out to a few days’ trip or getting ready for an extended vacation, you simply just have to bring everything you need. And while you’re already making sure you’re not packing anything in excess of what you just need, you may still end up with a large and heavy bag or few heavy bags with you.
To get through this problem, here are some expert travel tips for packing light:
Choose light luggage – This is a problem often overlooked by many. Your luggage takes a lot of weight too. Choose a bag that’s durable but made with lightweight materials.
You don’t need too many extra clothes – Some people would always bring a couple of extra shirts or dresses “just in case”. Just bring what you need for the days you’re traveling. And should those just in case situations happen, you can always get your clothes washed or you can buy from souvenir shops along the way. Worse comes to worst, there’s nothing wrong with wearing used shirts the second time especially when they don’t look or smell dirty yet.
Choose light fabric clothes – Skip the coats and thick jackets and jeans. Of course, this all depends on your destination. You can’t simply wear shorts if you’re going to a place where it’s winter. But if you’re traveling to a sunny place, opt for light fabrics on your clothes so they won’t be too heavy and would take minimal space on your luggage.
Check out packing life hacks – You might just be folding your clothes the wrong way. Go on YouTube. There are so many packing tips that can help you save a lot of space and weight on your luggage.
Happy and safe travels!
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