So you’re ready to start booking your next vacation. Whether you plan on traveling out of the country or not, you’re just ready to relax and have some fun in the sun. And as you get everything together, you realize there is still one final step to do. Which is, “What Am I Going To Pack?”. So if you dread packing or you always pack too much, check out my tips below. That may help make it a little bit easier for you if you struggle in this department.
My Traveling tips to Avoid Overpacking
1. Do Not Wait Until The Last Minute
Now for some people, waiting until the last minute to pack is no big deal. But, if you’re not like that, I would suggest to not wait until the last minute. Not only may you feel rushed, but you may end packing more things that are unnecessary.
So always give yourself an ample amount of time to pack to avoid feeling stressed and confused. As well as thinking with a clear mind instead of being on a time crunch as if you are running out of time.
2. Luggage Weight Limit
Nothing is worse than getting to the airport, and realizing that the weight of your luggage is over the limit requirement. So to avoid that, first call the airline or look them up online to see their weight limit.
And as you are packing, try to keep that in mind. And understand that there is no need to pack everything into your suitcase. Also, a side tip, packing your clothes in space bags is a great way to pack more without having to take up a lot of space.
3. Check The Weather
If you know where you are traveling to as far as the weather or climate, it can give you a better understanding, of what to pack. For example: If you plan on going somewhere that is going to be hot and humid, then pack lightly.
But if not, you can try to coordinate your clothes to be interchangeable. So that way, you can have more outfits with fewer clothes, which leads to tip number 4.
4. Pack Outfits That Can Be Styled Various Ways
So if you are planning to stay on vacation for a short amount of time, sometimes less is more. For example: Instead of taking a pair of pants for every day, pack a few.
And maybe take more tops so you can have more variety. Along with a few dresses that can be for the evening or daytime if you are planning to go on a cruise or any destination with a beach. As well as do not overpack when it comes to shoes. Instead, coordinate your shoes with your outfits, so you do not have to take a pair of shoes for every day.
5. Save Room For Souvenirs And Gifts
While traveling, you may want to pick up a few gifts or souvenirs. But, if you have no room in your suitcase, you might be out of luck. Which unfortunately can be a pain if you find something that catches your eye or stands out because it is so unique.
So as you are packing, always remember to save room if you plan on buying items while you are on vacation. Because you never know when you may find the perfect gift.
6. Only Take Necessities
Whether it is your toothbrush or deodorant, only try to pack the things you need. So a great way to do so is to do a toiletry bag.
In which you can pack your personal hygiene items, prescription medicine, or anything else you use as a necessity.
Whenever you are traveling, always remember to try to keep things light. As well as do not feel the need to pack your whole life in your suitcase. Just take the things you need, a few outfit pieces that you can layer up, and boom there you go. So as usual if you all enjoyed this post, be sure to comment below. As well as share if you know anyone else that needs help when it comes to packing. So talk to you all in my next post and have a great day!