Going somewhere? Whether it’s a local or an international destination, it’s important to have everything you need for the duration of your stay. By having everything, however, doesn’t mean you have to carry your whole wardrobe and bathroom to survive.
According to a survey done by leisure travel company Holiday Hypermarket, women have a tendency to overpack. It was found that more than half of the clothes they packed weren’t worn at all. Some agree that it’s better to have something when you don’t need it but there are benefits that you’re missing out for not packing light.
It’s true! Packing light has perks for all kinds of travellers. There are thousands opting to travel with only their hand carries. By doing so, they can save their expenses for food, sightseeing, and other activities. Apart from not incurring costly baggage fees, they don’t even have to worry about their luggage getting lost. They also save time as they don’t have to wait for their things at the baggage area.
Convinced on packing light? To help you get started, here are tips on how to do so:
The Right Kind of Luggage
It all starts with your luggage. The kind of bag you have can affect how you pack. So when choosing one, consider all the features such as pockets and compartments. Just make sure you bag follows airline requirements for hand-carried luggage.
How’s The Weather?
Research the forecasted weather of your destination. Will it be sunny or rainy? Knowing this information can help you decide what clothes to bring. It can also help ease your worries of needing a winter coat or rain boots.
Aside from the weather, consider what activities will you be doing. Will you be going on long walks? If yes, then rather than packing those gorgeous heels you’ve just bought, make some room for your comfy sneakers.
You can either depend on what your hotel provides or buy some when you arrive at your destination. If you have specific needs, then invest in refillable travel bottles for your shampoo and shower gel. Keep in mind, though, that airlines have their restrictions in liquids. Be sure to check them before you go.
Remember, it’s all about your priorities. You’ll soon realize that packing things that you must have and not for “just in case” purposes is convenient in more ways than one.