So, you’ve committed. You’ve bought your plane ticket and you are going on that adventure to see more of the world. As the day you leave gets closer and closer, the excitement and anticipation builds for all the fun things you have planned — and then the packing anxiety sets in. We’ve all been there. Packing everything you’ll need while not overpacking is one of the biggest challenges facing adventure junkies. In this blog, we’ll share some secrets for how to pack your travel bag more efficiently than ever. You’ll thank us later!
- Gather everything you think you’ll need, lay it out, and put back half of that.
When going on a trip for an extended period of time, it’s incredibly easy to overpack. The truth is, you don’t need nearly as much as you think you do. A general rule of thumb is to pack more tops than bottoms. If you’re adventuring for a week, pack seven shirts, and two or three pairs of pants, shorts, or a skirt.
- Choose fabrics that resist wrinkles.
When choosing what clothes to bring, go with knits, wools, and cottons. These are the most wrinkle-resistant fabrics, and they will be able to withstand being packed better than other fabrics. Garments made from these fabrics are also generally more versatile. For example, using workout clothes as pajamas.
- Roll your soft clothes and fold stiffer ones.
The softer garments like underwear, jeans, cotton pants, and t-shirts should be rolled to save space. Stiff garments such as blazers, dressy pants, and skirts would be more space-efficient if folded. Fold them flat and put them at the top or bottom of your suitcase for extra space-saving.
- Stuff your shoes with other items.
Shoes provide a great space to store your underwear, chargers, sunglasses, or any other small items. Since they take up a good amount of your packing space, why not be efficient with it?
- Don’t pack soap, shower gel, shampoo, or conditioner.
If you’re staying in a hotel, why bother with the soap, shampoo, and conditioner? Save space by utilizing the hotel’s soap, shampoo, and conditioner, and don’t even bother packing it!
- Invest in a travel backpack.
A big travel hack for packing is to make sure your travel bag is up to the task. When buying luggage, make sure you have a suitcase that can protect your items, like a hard shell suitcase. Also, be sure to invest in a travel backpack. Travel backpacks are essential for flying in case of lost luggage. If your airline loses your suitcase, pack a change of clothes and a few toiletries in your travel backpack to tide you over until you get your luggage back. They also keep your essential items close like your wallet, phone, passport, laptop, etc. As an added bonus, make sure your backpack is secure. Anti-theft backpacks are great for traveling to keep all of your important items secure, but within reach for you.
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