Traveling is fun. It helps you recharge from a stressful week, month, or year. It helps you reconnect with yourself and your life. The only thing that a lot of people do not like about is all the packing that one has to do. It doesn’t matter if you will be away for the weekend only or one whole month, packing your things efficiently can become a burden for many. Here are some tips you might want to try out to make the task of packing for a trip easier.
Gather Information About the Weather
Before you start packing, check the weather of your destination, particularly on the day of your travel. This will greatly help in determining which outfits to bring.
Pack Your Things Day-by-Day
If you’ll be away for two days only, make sure that you pack just the right amount of clothes and accessories. This can be achieved by packing your things on a day-by-day basis. In other words, pack one set of clothes together. A pack consists of a pair of jeans (or a dress), one shirt, underwear, and a pair of socks (of you use one). Assign one pack per day; so clothes pack one is for day one, pack two is for day two, and so on. Bring only two pairs of shoes (one for casual or daily use and one for formal use, if needed), apart from the one you are wearing during your travel.
Bring a Toiletries Bag
All your toiletries should be placed inside one small bag. Likewise, it is important to follow the standard size for bottles. Big bottles and sprays are not allowed. Buy small bottles that you can use for transferring your shampoo, conditioner, and other bathroom essentials.
Roll Your Clothes Properly
If you have been folding your clothes inside your luggage for years, it’s time to change that practice. While folding will keep your clothes wrinkle-free, it will take up a lot of space in your luggage. Rolling your clothes will save up a lot of space, but they’ll be wrinkled once you get to your destination. If your clothes are properly rolled, however, there will be lesser wrinkles. What you need to do is make sure that the roll is as tight as it can be. If the roll is loose, even just a little, your clothes will be wrinkled.