If you’re prone to packing your entire wardrobe whenever you go on holiday, some tips from this handy infographic may be of use to you! It’s easier than you might think to travel light – simply start by asking yourself, “Will I actually need this?”
Why Pack Light?
There are so many benefits to having less luggage that you’ll be sure to forget about all those unnecessary things you left at home. Enjoy smugly walking past all the travellers waiting for their bags at the carousel, knowing that you have saved yourself time and money by keeping your packing to a minimum. Plus, you can’t lose anything if you don’t bring much in the first place! No longer will your belongings be lost in the abyss of a hotel mattress.
This is rather self-explanatory, but planning ahead is the best way to sort through your potential holiday items and ask yourself if you’re really going to need them. For example, you won’t need your bathing suit if you’re travelling somewhere chilly. Be sure to check the weather forecast and your itinerary before you pack – you’ll save yourself a lot of space!
Obviously you’re going to need the essentials (clothes, toiletries and gadgets), but more often than not you don’t actually need very many. Make use of hotel laundry services and pack fewer outfits – and bringing things that you can mix and match is always handy.
As for toiletries, you’ll have to keep in mind that you can only take a limited amount of liquids in your hand-luggage. Use miniature containers and remember you’ll be able to buy most items when you arrive, so it is not necessary to take absolutely everything.
When it comes to your gadgets, bring just one device that can store books, music and photographs. Thanks to modern day technology, it’s not hard to fit all your entertainment into the palm of your hand.
Packing light can be a piece of cake, no matter where you’re heading on your next adventure. Challenge yourself to leave anything unnecessary at home and enjoy hassle-free travel – fewer queues, less weight and much more freedom!