How To Be Basic: Tips On Traveling Light

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Traveling for more than a week abroad and you’re scared you might go beyond your baggage limit? There’s nothing to worry about because there are a lot of ways on how to stay inside that baggage limit of yours. In this article, you’ll find tips on how to keep it basic so that you can have a hassle-free and travel light experience.

Find the right luggage

It all starts with your luggage. It doesn’t matter where you’re going on vacation around the world. The best luggage should be compact with security features so you don’t have to worry about getting robbed at the airport. It should also be light so it doesn’t add up that much to your weight limit while travelling. 

At the same time, the best way to travel light is to have fewer bags with you. The more bags you have, the harder it is to move around at the airport. Besides, more bags mean more stuff and more weight you have to carry. It’s always better to just have one full luggage no matter how heavy it is. You can just pull it with you instead of carrying two small suitcases.

Use bag organizers

Bag organizers help you sort out your items in your suitcase. You can buy bag organizers in any department store and most of the time they come in sets – a bag for your clothes, your shoes, toiletries, etc.

When sorting out your stuff, use one bag for all your clothes. If you have an extra organizer, you can separate your undergarments, too. For your shoes, it would be best if your shoe bag is tightly closed so that the dirt and smell of your shoes won’t mix with your clothes and toiletries. For your toiletry bag, use a waterproof organizer with lots of partitions.

Plan your clothes

It’s always a lot easier both in packing and in picking clothes once you already have a mental note of the kinds of outfit you should have. To know the must-haves for your trip, consult your itinerary and also take into consideration the cultural dress code of the place you’re going to.

You shouldn’t worry about using the same clothes again. If you are staying for more than two weeks abroad, you can’t expect to bring an outfit for every single day. You’ll definitely lose a lot of space and weight allowance for that. What you could do is know the travel essentials, bring them, and plan outfits that you can easily mix and match. In much the same way, don’t bring too many bags and shoes. Pick something that can match a lot of the outfits you chose.

Roll your clothes

Instead of putting them on top of another, it would save a lot of space if you rolled your clothes and put them together. This would allow you to have more space to work with for your other items like shoes and bags. Besides, you can always iron your clothes once you arrive at your hotel.

Bring sufficient toiletries

Don’t bring your big bottles of shampoo and lotion with you because you will definitely not consume them all in two weeks. Just use smaller squeeze bottles and transfer enough amounts of your toiletries.