6 Tips To Pack Your Suitcase Smartly
Traveling to a holiday destination requires packing of necessary things from your end. But the same necessary luggage can start to seem like a burden when it becomes too heavy and causes problems in smooth movement. This is even more applicable when you are traveling with kids, because you can either handle the luggage, or the kids! So what should one do to ensure that your luggage does not cause physical as well as mental stress to you? The answer is simple – pack smartly! Listed here are some tips to pack your suitcase smartly.
1. Manage Space
The first step to packing smartly is to understand the importance of traveling light. Remember, you are going for a holiday for a specific duration, and not shifting houses! Hence, you need to carry only the most basic, essential items. Fix up on a particular bag or suitcase that you want to carry, and make it a rule in your head to fit everything that you need in that bag, and not carry another one. Roll clothes instead of folding them to fit in more of them in less space. If there are some gadgets or other products that you want to carry which have cardboard packing, get rid of that extra packing and manage everything in foam or plastic covers, or maybe bubble wrap it.
2. Keep Things Minimal
Two pairs of jeans with multiple t-shirts is a smarter way to create variety during traveling, rather than carrying fifteen or twenty different kinds of outfits. Also remember to carry as little as possible when it comes to toiletries. Buy smaller shampoos sachets instead of carrying a big bottle, and keep smaller bottles of sunscreen lotion, sanitizer and the likes. Do keep the weather of your travel destination in mind and pack accordingly, so that you don’t have unnecessary clothes in your bag. For footwear, do not go in for the ‘I want different footwear to match with each of my outfits’ technique. Instead, pack two or three most useful pairs of shoes, such as sneakers or floaters, which are comfortable and can match with most of your clothes.
3. Split Up Things
If you are traveling with family, refrain from packing all clothes for the kids in one suitcase, and all clothes for your spouse and yourself in the other one. This is because in case your luggage gets lost, and you have just one suitcase found, you don’t want either the kids or yourself to be without a fresh set of clothes. Hence, divide clothes and other things equally in all of the suitcases. If there are shorter trips planned within the main trip, such as to a beach or to a hill station, where the weather is considerably different from the weather of your main holiday destination, then pack a separate small bag for that, which you can leave untouched till you actually go there. That will keep your luggage more organized.