Packing light. Easier said than done, right? If you’ve ever lived to regret the day that you over-packed, then you’ll understand the importance and difficulty of packing light. In my earlier post on the Advantages of Packing Light, I tell the story of 11 times I seriously regretted packing too much luggage. I’ve always had a hard time packing light and used to be a chronic over-packer. The good news is, that believe it or not, packing and light do not have to be an oxymoron. It just takes a little practice and dedication. In this article, you’ll find 11 packing light tips to help you become a lighter, and better, packer.
Hello, my name’s Alannah and I’m an over-packer. It’s been 3 years since the last time I over-packed. Thankfully, this is a problem of the past for me. It took some negative experiences for me to change my packing habits. Several instances of suitcase rage. So what are the many advantages of packing light? Why is it better to not haul a ton of stuff that you don’t need around the world?
I want to share my bad packing experiences with you so that you don’t make the same mistakes. These are 11 times I regretted over-packing. They are situations that anyone could easily run into while traveling. I am sharing them with you in the hope that you will mend your over-packing ways and realize that sometimes, less is more.
Whenever I take a trip I always pack these 20 carry-on travel essentials with me. Having your bag packed with these essential items will keep you comfortable on a long flight and help you pack lighter and smarter.
These airplane carry-on essentials can all fit into a small tote, purse, or backpack. Instead of trying to remember these essentials every time you pack, keep a travel bag or a travel shelf stocked with these items.
Without further ado, here is my list of must have carry-on travel essentials…
Want to downsize your luggage and travel the world with only a carry-on? I’m going to tell you how you can do it. The more you practice your packing skills, the better you’ll get. Don’t become frustrated if you struggle with it at first. It can be difficult to downsize but it can be worth it.
Do you dream of being a better more organised packer? Of packing faster and more efficiently? Having a travel shelf is one way to make packing faster and easier!
No more running around like a chicken without a head trying to find your cables and adapters. No more last minute panic as you scramble around trying to find your passport. No more getting on a plane and realizing you forgot your earphones or sleep mask. No more waking up in the middle of the night because of a snoring hostel roommate and realizing you forgot your earplugs.
Sounds great right?
Do you just throw your stuff into your suitcase when packing? I used to and I never saw a problem with it until I tried packing cubes. They made me realized there is a better way to pack. NeatPack packing cubes can change the way you pack and help you pack more in less space.