Travel light gifts you happy and fuss-free traveling! You feel like a bird, not an over-burdened mule. We are presenting the top 5 tips so you can confidently travel light by following the guide.
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5 Quick Tips to Travel Light
Get a Right Bag
Travel light also means you can travel with fewer and more compact travel bags. For travel lights, you have to find the right bag for packing lights. The best way to pack smart is to get a smart bag. It will obviously lessen your appetite for adding more stuff, and it will tempt you to prioritize your travel gear. So, go for the right travel bag!
If you are puzzled about what bag is good to buy, do get a carry-on backpack. Because it is the most versatile bag to have for usual traveling. You can easily get it onto your back and some even come with roll-on wheels. Or you can easily put it underneath your seat or in the overhead compartment.
Carry-on backpacks also come with thoughtful features that are not usually found on suitcases that can make your packing and organizing easier.
Pack the Must-Haves
Skip the nice-to-haves and prioritize your stuff by put all your travel gear in front of you. Think about every item carefully, then skip the items you don’t obviously need. If you are not a frequent traveler, you might end up stuffing more gear just because ‘more essentials’ feels somehow more comforting and safe. But resist this temptation by packing the must-haves and skipping the nice-to-haves.
Pack a Week’s Clothing
Laundry is much easier than to stuffed more clothing and ends up feeling like an over-packed donkey. Choose some versatile items with a simple color palette so that you can mix and match them, easily.
Don’t Overstuff your bag’s tummy
It’s really a good trick to leave a quarter of your bag, empty. Because, it makes packing and unpacking a lot easier, and can be used for putting the souvenirs or gifts for coming back to your home.
Pack the Versatile Items
Focus on items that are more versatile and multipurpose and think long and hard about items you can only use on unique occasions. Keep in mind that there are shops all over the world, you can even borrow or buy that gear locally or find a cheap alternative instead of stuffing something for one-time use.
5 Must Things to Skip to Travel Light
Frequent travelers often love reading during their long flights, road travel, and rail trips. They enjoy the texture of each page and the unique smell that compliments your journey. But some books and journals can be heavy.
So there is now a way to skip the overburdened books and invest in a Kindle. A Kindle has thousands of stories and is a compact option to fit easily into your backpack without stressing your spine.
Not be overburdened by non-essential toiletries that take up lots of space. Because you can buy most of them at your destination. After all, everyone all over the world uses basic toiletries.
Secondly, you can also take a multi-purpose toiletry item with you. For instance, there are some soaps in the market that can be used as a body wash, handwash, shaving foam, and shampoo. Or you can just take the small amounts you’ll need for your trip in tiny travel containers and save your bag space.
Special Occasion Shoes
Special occasion shoes such as sandals or trainers can’t be folded and their thick soles also can be quite heavy. If you want to travel light, go for a multipurpose pair of shoes. They are good for a range of activities, and casual outings, and are even suitable for restaurants.
Also, you can buy a cheap one at your destination if you plan to visit the beach, it is a lot easy to find an affordable one at one of the vendors on the beach.
Special Tech Gear
Smartphones are versatile tech gear that can be used as a camera, music player, compass, GPS maps, and travel diary. So don’t stuff all the other tech gear in your bag for each trip.
From the heavy tech gear to their cables and chargers, they can obviously steal a lot of space. Opt for more space-saving and multipurpose alternatives, such as wireless earphones instead of headphones, etc.
You don’t probably need all your cards in your wallet when you are on the go. Do a fun clean and leave behind your wallet’s unnecessary stuffing. That means spring clean the wallet stuffers like your gym membership card, restaurant membership card, fun city cards, receipts, coins, people’s business cards, and non-essential keys.
Note: Try to pack your stuff, the day before! Don’t opt for last-minute packing. Because if you’re in too much hurry, you might often stuff your tummy and bag too much.