It’s not easy to travel light. Though it’s undoubtedly valuable, it’s not free. Your travel experience will improve dramatically after you make an effort to pack more efficiently and with less baggage.
The burden of being stuffed like a mule will finally be lifted off your shoulders. Packing light will allow you to move about more freely and easily. Keeping your belongings to a manageable carry-on may also save you money by preventing you from paying for additional check-in baggage. Plus, you won’t have to wait in line for bags.
To be sure, it’s lovely to hear, but the temptation to bring too much is still there. Are you curious about the “one bag” technique? Next, keep on reading!
How To Pick A Bag
Without the correct bag, you can’t pack well. Overpacking? Get a smaller bag. It reduces the urge to add more and forces prioritisation.
Most carry-ons are 40 litres. This is an excellent size for hostels and motels (and not camping or anything). This size is ideal for shorter trips but also doable for full-time nomadism.
Many travel bags include ingenious features that make packing and organising simpler. Invest in practical packaging add-ons. Such as toiletry organisers, a bum bag for your passport, phone, power bank, etc., an alloy wallet for all your credit cards instead of a big wallet, a collapsible water bottle, etc. This will help you keep organised and reduce needless packing.
Pack Essentials, Not Nice-To-Haves
Prepare a working environment by laying out your tools. To save space, carefully consider what you own and get rid of everything you don’t need. Your first time on a vacation of this magnitude may drive you to overpack, hoping that more stuff will make you feel more secure.
However, try not to go into overdrive and be totally ready for everything. Most people on their first international trip end up wishing they had brought half as much stuff.
Don’t Carry More Than One Week Of Clothes
Practically, laundry is considerably more convenient than transporting a week’s worth of clothes. Pick some go-to pieces in neutral hues that can be easily mixed and matched.
Bring Multipurpose, Not Speciality Things
Prioritise things that will be beneficial to you regularly (or that have numerous purposes), and give a second thought to purchases that will be used just sometimes. Remember that rather than lugging around the equipment you’ll only use once, it’s generally possible to rent it nearby or locate an inexpensive temporary repair.
Remember that even in the most inaccessible parts of the planet, you may find a store. It’s possible to pick up most forgotten items at the store. Don’t wait until the last minute to pack, however. Do your packing the day before. Do not be so rushed that you overpack your suitcase out of nervousness.