Whether you’re going on a 2 week holiday to Las Vegas or an indefinite journey to Thailand, you’re going to want to travel light. Travelling light will give you less to stress about, especially if you’re going to be travelling for a long time. You don’t want to have to lug around a heavy case with you everywhere you go! Plus, what about souvenirs? If you’re anything like me, you love buying interesting trinkets from exciting places. You’ll need room to bring these back! Here are my essential tips for travelling light:
Invest in a Quality Suitcase
Start off by investing in a quality suitcase. Your suitcase can add a lot of weight to your baggage, so buy a light one that will stand the test of time. It’ll cost you a little more beforehand, but you’ll be glad you did it. You might even be able to take a little more clothing with you as a result. Just make sure you look at the aer lingus baggage allowance, or whoever it is you’re flying with.
Choose Clothing Carefully
Choose your clothing carefully. Make sure you’re vigilant here; you probably won’t need half as much as you originally think you need. Pack a maximum of two pairs of shoes. You sometimes don’t need anymore than 3 tops and 3 bottoms either. One to wear, one to wash, and one to dry. That’s if you’re travelling for a while, though! You can also make sure you pack fairly simply clothing and more accessories, so you can dress the outfits up or down.
Plan to Do Washing
Most places will allow you to do washing while you’re there, so don’t panic! Wherever you go, you shouldn’t pack more than a week’s worth of clothing when you can wash your stuff out there.
Take Items You Can Use Multiple Ways
Take items with you that you can use multiple ways. For example, you might think a sarong is just something trendy used to cover up on the beach. Wrong! You can also use it as something to get changed behind, a blanket, a towel, or a bag. You can do this with lots of different items to make the most of the things you take. Just make sure you take the essentials, like sunglasses and a hat.
Buy Things Out There
Remember, it’s not the end of the world if you forget something important. You can always buy things out there! Plus, depending on where you stay, you might get some toiletries free with a room. It can be harder to pack light as a woman, as we generally have more things we can’t leave home without than men. Just ask yourself whether you can justify hauling something heavy around for the duration of your trip. If not, don’t take it!
Hopefully, these tips for travelling light will help you on your next journey. Travelling is the only thing we spend money on that actually makes us richer. Make the most of your time away, and know that wherever you are, I’m very jealous of you!