Packing is the most crucial thing while going for an outing. Packing exactly what you need on your tour without missing anything you might need certainly requires skills as well as planning. Lots of things do allure you to include in your luggage which, on most of the occasions, remain in your bags itself & never come out of it till you get back home! So, here are the top 5 tips that will make you master in the art of packing light.
- Do the Homework & make a list:
Doing good homework to plan out the things is very important before embarking the mission of packing the bags. If you don’t list down everything you need, you will never realize your own requirements & more often than not, end up either missing something vital or hauling something unimportant along with you on your trip. So in order to avert the disappointment, first things first, research your destination- the climate, the accommodation, the occasion & of course the duration. Once you have zeroed upon the itinerary, listing down the ‘things-to-carry’ won’t pose a major problem & kicking off unnecessary things is just a piece of cake!
- Be watchful while choosing cloths & footwear:
Cloths & footwear occupy the major space in your luggage & in order to shed a few pounds of luggage, you got to make the smart choice of your wardrobe. Choosing lighter, wrinkle-free & multi-purpose cloths can save you lots of efforts to haul heavy luggage. Choosing khakis, brown or black bottoms may be a good idea as these colors go well with most of the bright colored tops. Alternatively, you can also choose to wear darker colors that won’t display blemishes & wrinkles too easily. Also try & constrain yourself from including more than two pairs of shoes which may be dress shoes, if you are out for some special occasion, & a pair of multi-purpose or neutral footwear- good for most of your dresses.
- Pack some detergent:
Carrying a little detergent with you & sparing some time at night to wash your everyday items like undergarments, socks or may be T-shirts will definitely help you save some space in your bags. You can help yourself by picking up the pairs of quick-drying cloths which will further reduce your pain to dry them. This way you can also avoid your other items from stinking due to your dirty stuff.
- Make the maximum use of technology:
Using the latest technology to the fullest may be a way to go to curtail the size of your luggage. A single smart phone can be used for doing a vast number of your daily tasks. You can use it as for reading books, for navigation, flashlight, music player, notepad & of course for clicking snaps.
- Remember, for a lighter trip, smaller is better:
You can save the noticeable space by opting for small sized containers & bottles of your daily shower items such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash & lotions. Alternatively, you can also choose to buy them on your arrival or may even carry one time use sachets or pouches of these items. The same rule follows to your medications as well. You can take only the needed doses of medication with you & can store them in a daily pill organizer available at all the medical stores. You can also click the snaps the covers of your medicines & can buy them anywhere at your destination if the medicines fall short during your trip.