When going on holiday the amount of space and weight that you have to work with can be very limited which is why you need to pay attention to what you pack. If you have had trouble with over-packing in the past and would like some tips on how to pack more efficiently then read on.
Don’t Bring More Than You Need
Most people going on holiday tend to pack more things than they actually need, and if you want to make the most of the space that you have available then don’t make this mistake. Realistically think about what clothes you will be wearing and how often you will need to change them. For example, there is no point in packing enough underwear for a whole week if you are only going away for the weekend.
Also plan to have a little space set aside for souvenirs, because it can be very frustrating if you were to go to a location where great tourist gifts are on offer but you have no place to put them when it is time to go back home.
Keeping The Weight Down
Most flights have weight limits and the airlines are usually very strict about making sure that those weight limits are not exceeded. If you do exceed them then you can expect to pay big fines that can easily be avoided by packing more efficiently.
One way of reducing your weight is to buy luggage that does not weight much in itself. Some forms of luggage that come with big wheels and metal handles can add a lot of weight, which means that you cannot fill it up even if it does have a lot of space without going over the limit. Additionally, a great idea is to weigh your bag in advance so that at the airport when your bag is weighed by the airline there are no nasty surprises.