15 Packing Tips For Travel

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I’m about to embark on my most epic holiday. So I’m quite excited to pack my things.

This time I’ll be travelling for almost 3 weeks, means I have more clothing’s to pack and I’ll be moving from 1 location to another location by train+air bus.

The trouble mostly occur when changing location, as each flight and trains that I’m taking have set a different baggage policies, so I need to ensure that my luggage would not exceed my baggage limit. Hence, it becomes a major operation for me.

Some people say, packing should be quick and easy. Unfortunately, a well-organized packing is not that simple but with the right planning can save you from stress and enjoy your trip even more.

I have list down a few packing tips to streamline your packing and prevent some troubles on your upcoming trip.

  1. Pack your things according to your baggage allowance. If possible, consider to purchase light luggage.
  2. Pack ahead, start your packing process days or even weeks ahead of your departure date to ensure that you won’t miss anything to bring.
  3. Roll Everything, this will give you more space rather than folding it. This will work for soft fabric and denim which less likely to wrinkle.
  4. Pack more tops than bottoms.
  5. Pack a pair of jeans that you can reuse.
  6. Choose the garments that can be mixed and matched. I always choose a neutral colors garments like brown, grey, black or white whenever I travel. These colors are easy to match with, so we don’t need to pack more.
  7. Bring layers rather and leave bulky sweaters. Choose the thin cardigans or jacket that you can restyle instead.
  8. Keep a few and very light nighties for sleeping as you still can re-use it for few days.
  9. When packing a pair of shoes, choose the flat one or which can go along with any of your clothes. You might need to consider a sneakers which also a statement pieces on and off the street.
  10. Leave your hair dryer at home and use the one at the hotel. We can actually call ahead (or check online) to confirm whether there’ll be a hairdryer in the room. If they don’t provide one, get yourself a foldable travel-size hair dryer.
  11. Get a small travel size bottles to decrease toiletry weight for your shampoo, conditioner, toner etc. You won’t need a full-size bottle for a trip.
    If possible, you can skip shampoo and conditioner and use the one provided by your accommodation.
  12. If you can manage, leave your laptop at home and use a tablet instead.
  13. Wear your heavier pieces when taking flight. This will give your luggage bag more space and lesser weight.
  14. Fill in your shoes, with your underwear, socks, toiletry items and electronics items to organize and compress.
  15. Weigh your bag before you fly to ensure you don’t get into trouble at the check in counter.

Hopefully, this was helpful and have given you a few ideas to save you from over packing and prevent some troubles on your upcoming trip.

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Much love and thanks for reading!


12 thoughts on “15 Packing Tips For Travel”

  1. I´m will travel from Malta to Malaysia/Borneo this afternoon and be away for five weeks. Thanks for your packing tips. Started to pack yesterday and hope everything is in order. It´s a loooong journey 😀


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