Packing is perhaps the most stressful part of any vacation. There are a lot of factors that need to be put into consideration. Here, is your guide on how to pack for travel.
The Pack Smart and Travel Light Policy
Nobody wants to be inconvenienced by having too much to carry on a trip! And worse, nobody wants to pay for excess baggage. The key here is smart packing. Know the basics of getting everything you need for your entire trip without looking like your landlady kicked you out of your apartment.
- One Bag Rule. You should set a limit to the weight of the bag you carry to the trip and the number of bags. Ideally, one bag that could carry all you need would suffice. Of course that is one bag for all your clothes and other essentials and your purse. Having too many bags is not only heavy; you are giving yourself a hard time keeping track of all your bags and worse, you might end up losing them.
- Only Carry Essentials. Make a list of the things you truly need for the trip. This helps you sort out what you need from what you think you need, and thus you stop yourself from overstuffing. Plan ahead which places you are going to visit and plan, too, what you are going to wear for each activity.
- Arrange your things neatly. Buy a luggage that has a lot of compartment so your small stuff does not mix with the big stuff. If your bag does not have this, buy clear plastic envelopes for your undies and socks and other small items. Place them neatly next to your folded clothes. You can also choose to roll your clothes to save on space, but this means you’d have to look for ironing services at your destination.
How to Pack For Travel
When travelling you need to consider how long your stay away will be. This helps you determine just how much clothing and items you would need.
Clothes and shoes – pack only a certain number of clothes that you are sure to use. Bring only two pairs of shoes, a closed one and a pair of sandals or slipons. If you are going for a long time, you can consider getting laundry service during the trip. This will help you carry a minimum amount of clothes. Also, consider packing multi purpose clothes. This way, you don’t have to carry clothes for the day and night.
Suitcases – one needs to consider the weight of the suit case. It is very convenient to get an Eminent luggage because it is designed to keep the luggage safe and doesn’t add weight. It is light, convenient and comfortable. The beauty of eminent luggage is that it is designed to withstand the harsh luggage handling process at the airport therefore, if there are delicate items in the bag, they are assured to land safely.
Toiletries – bring only the ones you need, in the amount you need. Put your shampoos, conditioners, lotions and perfumes in smaller bottles and put it in its own pouch/bag. Bring a travel pack tissue paper and just refill at the destination should you run out of them.