When it comes to Holidays, a lot of airlines have placed a limit on the amount of luggage you can take. This can prove difficult for someone who likes to pack everything including the kitchen sink when they go away. However, by not sticking to the limits the airline has put in place could end up costing you a fair bit of money. So it’s advisable to learn how to pack lighter to avoid these situations in the future. So I thought I would share with you some useful tips to help you pack lightly for your next trip.
Use Luggage Suitable For The Amount You Need To Pack
First of all, it is essential to have luggage that is suitable for the destination and the amount of luggage you wish to take. It recommended checking out sites such as Luggage on Tour for more information on what is suitable. Having the right size case avoids you packing unnecessarily. For example, having a bigger case than you need may mean you pack more than what you require for your holiday.
Sort Your Clothes According To Outfits
Being organised with the clothes you pack is essential for packing lightly. A great idea is to get out everything you would like to take away with you. Place it on your bed and think about the holiday you are taking. Is the holiday the type where you will need to dress up? Or is it a more casual affair? This means you won’t pack any of the clothes you won’t need. Taking up valuable space and weight in your luggage.
If you have a fair idea of what your itinerary will be then plan your clothes accordingly. This means that again you don’t pack anything that you don’t need. Keeping the space and weight free for other things.
Think Smart When It Comes To Toiletries
Toiletries and makeup can take up a lot of the weight. Especially if you have bought new bits to take away with you. It is recommended to buy specific travel sizes of your toiletries or decant some of your usual products into smaller bottles. This means you are only taking what you need for the duration and saving valuable weight in your luggage.
Don’t Go Overboard With Shoes
You need to think about your shoes in the same way you think about the clothes you pack. You need to pack shoes suitable for the holiday you are going on and preferably pairs that match with the outfits you have already organised. If you can stick with a neutral shade of shoes that would go with more things, then that’s even better.
It’s worth again analysing the type of holiday you are going on. Are the heels appropriate for where you are staying? Will you wear those boots? Being sensible with what you take means you have more weight available for other things.
Utilize Your Hand Luggage Allowance
Finally, the last tip would be to utilise your hand luggage allowance. This is where most travellers slip up. Some airlines offer a decent weight for hand luggage, meaning some of your items could travel in there instead of your main case.
I hope these tips help you travel lighter in the future.