Overpacking is a real pain that’ll cost you money abroad; money that you could’ve spent doing other fun things.
While being organized is key, there are a few tips that can help you make the most out of your luggage. Check them out:
Roll Your Clothes
Backpackers, who stuff months worth of clothing items in just one backpack, always roll their clothes because they take up less space than folded items. These rolls of shirts and shorts are also less prone to wrinkles.
Make A Packing List
While this requires some forethought, making a packing list and knowing your essentials will save you a lot of time and stress.
Use Your Carry Ons Wisely
Most airlines allow you to have a carry on and a personal item. Use your personal item wisely; instead of bringing a purse, use a backpack, which will allow you to fit in more stuff and valuable items. You can put your purse in your regular luggage.
Wash Your Clothes On The Road
Check to see if the place you’re staying provides laundry service and take advantage of it. This will allow you to cut back drastically on the amount of clothes you’re bringing, giving you the ability to recycle outfits.
Layer Your Items
If you’re taking a long trip and don’t have a lot of room to pack, wearing and packing layers are a lifesaver.