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Pack Light – Everything you need to know about Carrying Less

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Do you want to travel like a pro? ( Yes, most of the traveler’s heart speaks automatically). Well, in that case, this post can help you. Before going on a trip most travelers find this hard. What to pack and what not to pack.

Your bags are the most important treasure – when you are on a trip. Because here you keep your travel essentials. And often people are not satisfied with their packing. They feel like they have missed something – (even they already got a huge luggage).
Carrying fewer things in your travel lowers your physical labor ( that you don’t like ) and energy. In order to fix this problem, every traveler should know these important travel tips and hacks. Packing less in your trip is an art that you need to master to travel like a pro.

So, how can you actually pack light for your trip efficiently that meets all your needs?

No worries, In this post I explained everything you need to know about packing light (step by step).

How To Pack Light For Traveling? – 9 Simple steps

In order to pack fewer things for your trip, you need to get rid of things that you don’t need on your trip.

Make full use of available space to carry less number of bags with you. And follow this important packing tips and tricks to pack light for a trip.

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How to pack light for traveling?

1. Limit the number of bags and choose the right size

One or two bags are fine if you are traveling for a week. But if you are alone and its less than a week then carry one bag. Also, make sure you are choosing the right size. Because if you choose bigger size then definitely you are going to pack more stuff that you don’t need.

2. To pack light for your trip- Choose your clothing and other items wisely

Depending on travel season and place decide what do you need most. If you carry only basic items then you don’t have to worry about how to pack light for traveling.

Ideal travel clothing is durable, light, it takes little space and it’s comfortable.

3. Use every corner of your backpack/suitcase

If you want less luggage then you need to know how to compress all your things in one place. Always make sure there is less air, means no empty space. Example:- use the little free space in your shoes, fill it with some small items.

Watch this video to get some idea about how to pack light for your trip

4. To know exactly what you need, make a list

You can forget something important or you may feel something useful. So make a list. You can cut some item or you can add if needed.

5. Also, don’t forget to pack in advance

If you pack at the last moment then you will not pack your luggage efficiently. Unorganised packing will take more space and you will bring more bags on your trip. It always better to pack in advance.

6. Don’t take different type of shoes instead take a shoe that you can wear at different places

Shoes are heavy and it also covers a large portion of your bag. Pro travelers choose items that they can use at multiple times.

7. Use packing cubes to keep your luggage organized

Packing cube helps you to organize your items inside your main luggage. It will save your time if you need to take out something instantly. Use a transparent packing cube so that you can see things right after opening.

8. Don’t carry full packs of toiletries. Instead, use travel-sized bottles

You love to use your favorite toiletries in your trip. But when you are traveling take needed amount only. If you want to pack light then don’t take the full packet.

9. After packing takeout some stuff that you know will be left untouched throughout the trip

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9 Steps to Carry Less bag

I do it a lot of time. Most of the time I carry my backpack. I pick some basic things first that I use most of the time and one or two different items for that specific trip.

First, figure out what you used most of the time on your last trip and what you didn’t use? Then simply take out those items and this is how you pack light for traveling.

What’s your suggestion to pack light for traveling?

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Mamoon Moulavi

Passionate about shaping imagination into reality and loves a cup of coffee while he thinks. In September 2017 created MateyLifestyle for those who enjoy reading what matters and also have practical use in real life - avoiding worldly distractions and chaos.

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