How to Pack Light!

May 24, 2022 0 By EngineerMommy

I’m someone who generally over-packs… by a lot lot! However, traveling (and packing and unpacking) is so much less stressful when you’re traveling light. On my last trip, I was able to pack only the minimum and it was honestly amazing.

Here are the tips that seem to work wonders for me:

  • Make a list. Writing out every item you need to pack helps you visualize the contents of your luggage and helps you edit the overall list. 
  • Make sure the items you’re bringing can perform multiple functions. For example, a good foundation stick can easily replace a liquid foundation, concealer, under-eye brightener, pressed powder, etc. With clothing, go for versatile clothing pieces that can be dressed up or down easily. 
  • Stick with mostly neutral clothing colors so it’s easy to assemble unified outfits. Add pops of personality with bright-colored accessories like scarves, bags or hats.
  • Layers are your friend! On travel days, I always tend to go with a t-shirt, thin sweater, heavier vest, etc. This way I can easily bundle up a bit or take off layers as the climate varies.
  • Go with a high-quality carry-on rolling luggage with spacious pockets. I love this one because it rolls very easily in all directions. Super heavy-duty too!
  • These days I try to plan out my various outfits & looks ahead of time. Yes, this takes some time upfront but it truly does save luggage space in the long run.
  • Investing in a set of travel-size toiletries is huge! Put all of these mini toiletries in a dedicated bag and keep that always ready to go. 

If you have any tips that I missed, do share them below!!


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