Pack Light, Travel Light, everyone says that , but for me , Pack Smarter is the key.
Whether attending a destination wedding, or on a fun picnic with the kids, or a beach vacation with friends, everyone wants to look Smart… Dress for the place, for the vacation, for the event but that DO NOT OVERPACK.
Some tips to help you Pack Smarter :
How Much Should you Pack – There is this constant dilemma of how much one should pack. Plan ahead keeping in mind the location, weather, purpose of travel, and number of days. This will determine how much one needs to pack
Select the right luggage – The bigger the bag, we are tempted to pack more. Choose a bag which is perfect for the mode of travel and your needs. If you pack too much the clothes will wrinkle and if you pack little in a big bag than again they will move around a lot in the bag and wrinkle.
Important Documents, Visa papers, Currency notes – Always start by collecting important travel Documents, passport, visa papers or invitation letter, cash. If you are a big family than collecting these documents at the last moment can be too hassled. Keep a Travel organiser and document organiser for these papers.
Packing Cubes – Packing cubes are available easily online and offline and are very economical. They compartmentalise your suitcase or backpack invarious mini bags which are easier to pack and unpack as well. Invest in cubes for packing clothes, toiletries, makeup, lingerie, tech gadgets, travel accessories and various other options available depending on your need.
Basic List – If you are a frequent traveller than always have a basic list ready. This comes handy while packing and it will be like a set mechanism and will consume less time.
Involve Kids – This is my top tip. Kids 3 years onwards can throw a real tantrum on what clothes they want to wear and what not. Hence involve them on choosing clothes, you don’t want to take all their clothes for a small trip and definitely don’t want them crying at the location. Pack their clothes individually for each day in big zip lock bags, this way they can just remove their packet and start getting dressed.
Makeup & Toiletries – Pack travel sizes of make and toiletries. If travel size not available than invest in small travel containers, don’t carry full size bottles, they take up space and are heavy as well.
Brief Travel Check List
First Aid & Medicine
|Cell Phone + Charger|
|Camera + Charger|
|Face Wash||Nail clippers||Toothbrush/Paste|
|Sunblock||Nail Polish + Remover||Extra pair of Glasses|
|Dry & Wet tissues||Razor/Shaving Cream|