Packing for travel is not the easiest thing in the world, but once you know how to do you will have learnt a skill that you can use for the rest of your life. I realise how hard it is to pack and I have made many mistakes in the past. I decided to make this guide so you don’t have to make the mistakes I did, so read on and enjoy my packing tips below.
If you might use it, then leave it
It never ceases to amaze me how many people bring totally unnecessary things with them when they travel. Generally speaking, this is clothes, but other times it can be something else that is just totally unnecessary. If you might use something then the chances are that you can probably go without it, so leave it at home. Trust me it will be much better this way!
Roll it up
This is a technique that I wish I had learnt earlier in my travel life, but I can now say I am a master of rolling clothing. Rolled clothing is more compact and is much easier to pay, especially in bags with very little room. You will be extremely surprised about how much you can actually pack into a bag.
Make a list
There is nothing worse than being on holiday and realising that you left something at home. Having a packing list is a great way to avoid this happening and it makes for a much smoother and enjoyable holiday. Of course it is important to curate this list and ensure that only things you need go on it and not things that you might need, like I explained above.
Remember that you can buy it
One thing that people don’t realise and consider is that if you really need something you can always buy it whilst you are on holiday. Of course with the exception of very remote locations, you can buy most anything when visiting towns and cities. This is especially the case for clothes, which I really do enjoy buying overseas anyway. In fact I know some people that leave home with next to nothing and simply buy as they go and need on their holidays. Crazy, but it is a fun adventure too!
Have the right bag
You will never fit all the things you need in your bag unless you have one that is the right size and has a good number of pockets to organise your things. Good organising pockets are a godsend and are great when you need to access certain items very quickly, instead of digging through your entire bag for them. It always seems to be these types of items tend to “float” around the inside of your bag, rather than staying where you put them. A big bag also gives you the chance to carry everything you need and then some extra room for a few souvenirs to take back home.
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