Last Updated on January 31, 2019
Packing is one of the most stressful and challenging parts of traveling, especially if you have a hard time figuring out what to pack and take with you to your travel destination and what to leave behind.
Unfortunately what most travelers don’t know is that packing is an art and to enjoy it to the fullest without having to deal with any stress or frustration, you need to master some useful tips and tricks that can help you pack your travel bag in no time and as a pro. Luckily, there are many tutorials on Youtube that can help you learn all about the art of packing!
While some travelers would love to learn more about how to pack light, others would prefer to pay some extra cash to travel with their overpacked bag. It’s true that packing too many things might come in handy, but it has many drawbacks!
An overpacked travel bag can easily make you spend much money, especially that baggage fees for checked bags are only getting more and more expensive with airlines.
Instead, you can learn to pack light and save the money for something much more important. Even better try to invest in a couple of good bags on your flight, this way you can pack the maximum in a flexible space.
By packing lighter, you will save a ton of time. Did you know that most travelers waste from 20 to 30 minutes waiting at baggage claim for their bags and that’s of course if their bags didn’t get lost!
In the latter case, they might even spend hours and even days in time looking for their lost bags. The best thing to do is to pack light and opt for a carry-on bag only. This way, you won’t have to waste time checking your things.
Let’s face it! Traveling with too much luggage can be a total nightmare! Just imagine how difficult it would be to lug heavy bags around. Therefore, packing light will make it easier and much more comfortable for you to travel via plane or train. Always opt for a small duffel or a backpack as they are much more manageable.
Keeping Your Things Secure
When you overpack, you are more likely to lose your things without even realizing or sometimes you might even forget them at your hotel room when your vacation is over. However, when you pack light and opt for a manageable bag, you can remember to pack all your stuff and make sure that everything is safe and secure.
Less Physical Work
In addition to the stress of air travel and the boring airport, you will have to deal with the heavy bags too. Carrying these bags around can be exhausting and energy consuming process. To avoid this horrible and exhausting experience, you’d better pack light. This way, you will do more things without having to feel terribly exhausted.
Traveling with heavy bags means it’s impossible for you to escape the crazy long lines at the airport or the train station. Therefore, traveling with overpacked bags is definitely not a good idea. Instead, you can travel light and save yourself the trouble to stand in these huge lines for ages.
Carrying Your Own Stuff
The good thing about packing light is not relying on no one’s help. You can carry your own baggage without having to wait for service people at the airport to give you a helping hand and lug your things around. Instead, you can carry your stuff and save yourself extra time and money.
Less Baggage Damage
Bags can easily get damaged when you travel and that’s because the people who handle them don’t have time to treat your bag with extra care. They just try their best to load all the bags in the plane before it’s time for it to fly.
So, avoiding the damage is impossible unless you decide to travel with one carry on bag and keep it under your protection.
Bring Things Back
Another great benefit of traveling light is being able to buy souvenirs from your travel destination. This way, you will make your friends and family happy as they would always love to receive souvenirs from the places you visit, especially if it’s somewhere exotic.
Stop Leaving Your Stuff Behind
Packing light is the best way to avoid leaving stuff behind. Avoid packing things that you can find in your destination or even your hotel room, including, the hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion.
Also avoid packing a different pair of pants, hair accessories, or even cosmetics. Stick to the most important things and keep your outfit simple and cute. Remember, you are going for an adventure and not a fashion show!