Packing for a trip can be quite the daunting task. There are many things to consider when packing for a trip, because just about anything can come up when traveling- especially if it is a long trip, and not just one for a couple days. Packing for a trip does come down to personal tastes and needs, but there are some general guidelines that every should take into consideration when it comes down to putting the rubber to the road. It also depends on the nature of your traveling, whether you will be flying from place to place, or whether you will be driving, hitch hiking, bussing or anything else.
The main rule, the golden rule of travel is to pack lightly and bring only what is necessary. This is key, because being able to travel, also should mean being able to be mobile and independent. Thus, packing lightly will free you up quite a bit when traveling, and by having less luggage you will also have a less chance of losing luggage, which can not be bad. The last thing someone wants to worry with when traveling is worry. By packing lightly, you are packing smartly- and, in the end, this will lessen the responsibilities that are on your shoulders while on the road.
Here are three easy tips you can follow that will result in you packing lightly, and having a better overall trip because of it:
Pack less tip #1. Keep it down to one bag, and I mean it!
One bag. That is all you should need. If there is anything you actually take away from this article, it should be this rule. You need to keep it down to one bag when you are traveling. It is the easiest way to pack, and by setting a strict rule that you must follow, it makes all other packing decisions quite simple. In the end, how many pairs of shoes do you really need? For that matter, how many shirts do you even need?
Pack less tip #2. Pack for the best scenario
This is always the way to go when packing for a trip. There is no point in wasting your time when packing for the worse case scenario. That is because traveling turns out in a good scenario pretty much every time.
Pack less tip #3. Bring very little clothing
Guess what? there are laundry mats all over the world, and there are clothing shops everywhere as well. That means you will never run out of clothes, no matter how little you pack.
Ben is a freelance writer for many publications, both online and in print. He is a frequent traveler and a lover of furniture. It is just too bad that he can not pack his furniture with him, instead he packs light. But, still, on some warm nights, he dreams of a day in which he can pack his Erik Organic Chests with him on his travels.