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9 Smart ways to pack less: Packing tips and hacks when travelling

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When you are on a trip – your bags are the most important treasure. Because here you keep your travel essentials. But how to pack less when travelling?

Well, in this post, I’ll share some tips on how to pack light without leaving behind what you need during your trip.

Before going on a trip most travellers find this hard. What to pack and what not to pack. And often people are not satisfied with their packing.

They feel like they have missed something – (even they already got huge luggage).

Carrying fewer things in your travel lowers your physical labour and energy.

To fix this problem, every traveller should know these smart packing hacks for travelling.

Let’s start.

9 Smart ways to pack less when travelling

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 these…

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

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One or two bags are fine if you are travelling 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 a bigger size then definitely you are going to pack more stuff that you don’t need.

2. To pack less 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 travelling.

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 many different types 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 travellers choose items that they can use it 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 you 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 favourite toiletries during your trip. But when you are travelling take the 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

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 travelling.

If you follow these tips you will be able to reduce your travel luggage. What did I miss? Let me know in the comment section.

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