With spring and summer breaks coming up, it is time to start getting serious about vacation. Vacation is a pleasant, relaxing time where you get to recharge in new surroundings. If there is one unpleasant, stressful aspect of planning for a vacation, it is packing. This is especially true for longer trips. Now that airlines charge so much for bags, it is important to pack as light as possible. Not to mention that packing light also makes travel a lot more convenient. But it can be hard to fit everything you need into one measly suitcase. The tips below will make this task much easier. Continue reading to see how you can lighten your load for your next vacay.
Go Light On The Shoes
We know--shoes are everything. And when you are packing for vacation, it is tempting to pack shoes for every possible occasion. The problem is that shoes are very unwieldy and take up a lot of precious luggage space. This is why we recommend packing just a couple shoes: some comfortable shoes, some fancier shoes for going out to dinner, and perhaps some beach sandals. This will make packing so much easier.
Pack “Travel Sized” Products
Of course, you can’t go on vacation without your products: shampoo, conditioner
, hair spray, perfume, and the other products that help you look and feel great every day. Chances are, the products that you have at home are quite bulky and will take up a lot of space. This is why we recommend buying smaller, travel sized products that you can easily take on trips. Better yet, you can even buy these travel sized products at your destination. Oh, and if you are worried about bad hair days on your trip, we have a simple solution: pack a hair topper
that you can easily bring with you, or better yet, wear it while traveling to your destination. This will ensure you easily and quickly always look your best, and eliminate a lot of extra hair care products
you need to lug around with you.
Wear Your Bulkiest Clothing Items
Do you have clothes or shoes that you know are way too bulky to easily pack, but you just can’t live without them? We feel your pain! In this case, we recommend wearing those bulky clothing items on your travel days, so that you do not have to cram them into your suitcase. This is a simple trick that will help you maximize your packing space.
Ask Yourself If You Really Need It
Whenever you take a long trip, there are many things that you will want to bring. These could be items that would even make the trip more enjoyable. But when packing for a long trip, you have to ask yourself, “Do I really need
to bring this?” More often than not, the answer will be “no.” When you only pack the things that you absolutely need for your trip, you will save a ton of space. And remember, in a week or two, you will be reunited with everything that you own. Always keep that in mind when packing for your trip.