It is a few days before you go on to your trip, and it is time to pack! How you pack depends on where you are going and what kind of travel you are going on. However, you won’t want to overpack, bringing too many clothes or shoes. So, here are some tips to avoid overpacking.
It is a great start to create a checklist to help you remember what you need. It is better to start writing your checklist few days before your trip so you have time to remember little things you may need for your trip. You can also use the What to Pack guide to help.
2. The Right Suitcase
This is very important, as you need to choose the right sizes of suitcases to avoid packing too much. Overpacking always begins by having a suitcase that is way too big. You will pack so much to fill it all up and end up bringing things that you do not need. Sometimes, medium or carry-on suitcases are better options.
3. Travel Outfit
You can always mix and match your clothing to avoid bringing too many items. Bring clothes that you can wear in more than one outfit.
For shoes, 3 pairs of travel shoes are usually good for any trip. A pair of good walking shoes, sandals or flip-flop, and for girls, you may need a pair of heels.
4. Roll Up and Use Organizers
Roll up your clothes will keep your stuff small and tight. You can also use the organizers to keep your stuff neat and tidy, and maximizes the space in your suitcase.
5. Luggage Scale
Pick a luggage scale so you can weight your bag. Keep to the weight of the airline limit and it will help you not to overpack.
Smart tips: If you rent a suitcase from SuitcaseNow, you can also rent a luggage scale for your trip!