How was I going to pull this off? I’ve never packed so light for one week before now so here laid the challenge... However, I was up for the challenge. Being that I love to research and put my resources to the test, I began to ask around and research online to see what I could find out about packing tips. I got a lot of response from others and found some excellent online resources when it was all said and done.
If you're at all like me when it comes to packing fora trip then you will enjoy learning about these excellent packing tips:
2. Wearing Layers or extra clothing like a sweater onto the plane will help to reduce what has to go in a suitcase. You might be packing a few pairs of shoes and a pair of sneakers for example, in which case I’ would recommend you wear the largest pair of shoes onto the plane and pants instead of shorts to reduce the amount of space you will need to fill in your luggage. Make sense? (Especially if you are just packing a back or small suitcase to carry-on the plane. This will really make a difference.
3. Pack interchangeable colors so you can mix and match your clothing easier and then you will be able to pack fewer cloths by eliminating having too many options to choose from. Choose pants, shorts, shirts, and shoes that match each other. Then if you’re anything like me you will have an easier time choosing your outfits each day on your trip and have had packed A LOT less!
4. Back packs are great! Remember that you can pack extra items that do not fit into your small suitcase into your backpack like toiletries, extra clothing, or whatever you still need to bring. Remember that you are allowed to bring a small suitcase no bigger than 45 inches, a personal shoulder bag / backpack or laptop case, and a purse onto the plane. You’d be surprised what you can do with a little creativity.
5. Rolling your items has been a well known method for packing and saving space. It has also been said to reduce a lot of wrinkles in your clothing. However, the truth is cloths still do end up wrinkled even when they are rolled. But it does save space!
6. Use the “Bundle Method”. Watch this short video – fewer wrinkles than “rolling your items” and you will pack more. Click here to learn more about the "Bundle Method"