How to Pack Light: The Ultimate Traveler’s Guide

by Cielo Fernando

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When it comes to traveling, every globetrotter should learn the art of packing light and efficiently. Now this sounds a bit of a challenge if you’re used to paying extra for the excess baggage but trust us, these tips will help you in the long run.

To help you out, we’ve rounded up some tips on how to pack light when traveling.

USE PACKING CUBES

One trick to create more space in the luggage is to roll clothes. While this is true, there’s also another way to free up some space— it’s by using packing cubes. They help keep things from getting wrinkled and make your things look so organized.

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PACK THE ESSENTIALS

Pack only the things you need. Write down a list of the things you should bring and stick to it. Never pack from the things you see in your closet as you might end up over-packing.

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DON’T BRING MORE THAN 3 PAIRS OF FOOTWEAR

Don’t bring shoes for every occasion on your trip. Bring a maximum of three pairs. These include a pair of slippers, a pair of heels or platforms and a pair of sneakers that could match any outfit.

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WEAR THE BULKIEST

They say wearing is not carrying. So if your luggage is already full, wear the pieces that don’t fit in your bag. If you plan on bringing a pair of boots, wear them instead of packing them as they take too much space. You can also wear your jacket to the airport.

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BRING MULTI-PURPOSE THINGS

The secret of packing light is bringing things that can be used for so many things. For example, a scarf or a sarong, it can be used as a blanket, a changing room, a privacy wall, a towel, a bag, and a skirt. It’s the most versatile piece of cloth in your bag.

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