Packing a traveling bag is no less than a challenge because you are so full of assumptions that influence your packing process. With so many what’s and if’s in your mind, you tend to over pack your bag, which is terrible. You ought to have a stable frame of mind while packing your traveling bag so that you only put in things that are of real importance without feeling the stress. Here are some tips for all you travelers helping you with a lightened luggage and a blissful trip:
Pick a light bag
Besides your belongings, the bag weight makes your luggage heavy. You must pick a bag that is big in size but is light in weight because there is no point you carrying dead weight along. Carry a light bag and you can always fill it up with some extra stuff of yours but not when the bag is already heavy.
Some people like to add extra just in case things to their travel bags and then complain their bag gets too heavy. Packing a traveling bag demands precision, as in only pack the essentials and leave the rest. Also consider the size, as in try to pack things that are the smaller versions like a small shaving kit and toiletries, and rather than packing a big overcoat, put in a lot of layers that will weigh much less than that big overcoat of yours.
Fold nicely and wisely
The way you pack and fold your things in a traveling bag influence the availability of space in your bag. If you simply throw your clothes into your bag, you will not be able to put in enough of them and if you fold your clothes nicely, there will be plenty of space in your bag. Folding ensures space and that your clothes remain wrinkle free. There are numerous ways to fold, just pick the ne you find to be the best.
Add your own compartments
You get traveling bags with built-in compartments but why to get them when you can customize your own compartments in a traveling bag, it works much better. Making compartments in the bag is like providing every essential its individual home in a bag. Make separate compartments for toiletries, shirts, pants, undergarments, accessories, cosmetics, and dirty clothes. Doing so makes your traveling bag extremely organized, neat, easy to use and saves your time every time you open it to take out a particular thing.
Loose packing is not meant for travel bags because they demand tight and flat packing. If you keep your belongings tight and flat in the bag, you will get more space to store some more items in it. You can try out the rolling, or the bundle wrapping way to pack clothes. In bundle wrapping there is this central core object around which you wrap the garments tightly. These methods not only enhance the space inside but also keep the clothes free from wrinkles.
Downsize your gadgets
You want to carry your Smartphone, camera, laptop, and PSP with you on a trip without realizing how all these gadgets overfill a travel bag making it hard for you to carry it. You must learn to let go of some of your choices and pack only important gadgets. For instance, leave your camera because your cell phone has a pretty good camera, and so on.
A small light luggage is what every globetrotter demands because it gives him or her freedom to travel without worrying about carrying his or her super heavy luggage around. If one keeps a few points in mind while packing a traveling bag, one can easily pack a light bag.