Many travellers make a lot of mistakes when it comes to packing. Even for frequent travellers, packing can be a daunting task. Here are some easy packing tips for making your travel go smoothly.
Check the weight of your luggage. How heavy is your luggage? A lighter bag is easier to manage. Know your airline’s weight limit and charges online before you pack your things for the travel.
Make your suitcase unique. Many bags look alike so you will want to make your suitcase stand out at baggage claim. Adding a colourful ribbon can make your suitcase easy to identify.
Less is more. You need fewer clothes and shoes than you think you do. Make a packing list of your necessities then put only those items on your bed so you are less tempted to add something just in case.
Check the weather in the location you intend to visit. This will help you know what special items you might need such as sandals, a light jacket or a travel umbrella. Think minimal and think handy when your planning and packing your clothes.
Pack clothes you can easily layer and coordinate with other outfits. Limit yourself to two pairs of shoes, one easy to walk in and the other should be dressier. If you really need a third pair, wear them on your travel days so they are not taking up space in your luggage.
Take travel size toiletries. Pick them up the next time you buy full-size supply and then stash them in your suitcase, so they are right there when you are packing.
Ship gifts rather than packing them in your bag. Shipping cost is lower than checking a second bag and it should arrive at your destination within a few days.
Packing smart will surely make for a smooth journey, so keep these packing tips in mind the next time you travel.