My friends and family know that i love to travel. They also know that i always seem to overpack. While this might sound like a problem, it actually isn't. It just means that i have a lot of options when it comes to packing my suitcase! The key is knowing how much space you need for all your clothes so you don't end up wasting time trying on outfits or lugging around unnecessary items. In this blog post, i'll share some tips for planning an upcoming trip so you can avoid overpacking (or at least minimize it).
Prepare In Advance.
The best way to avoid overpacking is to prepare in advance. It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of a trip and forget what you already have with you, or even worse, pack things that aren't necessary. If you've planned ahead, it will be much easier for you to stick with your packing list and only bring what's necessary--and therefore save yourself from having to make any last-minute decisions about what goes into the suitcase or backpack.
For example: If i were going on vacation tomorrow morning (which would be amazing!), i would start thinking about what clothing items i wanted from my closet now so that when it comes time for packing later today or tomorrow morning (depending on when exactly), this task will be quick and painless because everything has already been decided upon beforehand!
Don't Pack Things That You Haven't Worn Within a Year.
- Don't pack things that you haven't worn within a year.
- Don't pack things that you wouldn't wear on a daily basis.
- Don't pack things that are too formal for the trip.
- Don't pack things that are too casual for the trip.
Make a List And Stick To It.
- Make a list of the things you need to pack.
- Don't forget anything.
- Make sure you have enough room in your suitcase for everything on your list, as well as any extra items that might come along with them (such as toiletries or clothing).
Choose Versatile Pieces Of Clothing That You Can Coordinate With Lots Of Different Outfits.
You'll be much better off if you choose a few key pieces of clothing that can be combined with other items in your wardrobe. For example, if you're traveling to a warm climate and intend on wearing shorts or skirts most days, it makes sense to bring only one or two pairs of pants. If there's any chance that the weather might change unexpectedly (and there often is), it's better to have some flexibility than get stuck with an outfit that isn't suitable for the occasion.
If possible, choose versatile items that can be worn in multiple ways: An oversized sweater becomes a scarf; jeans become capris; shorts become cutoffs; etc.. Don't take too many items only suitable for one outfit--you don't want half your suitcase full of things like this! And finally, don't overdo seasonal clothing either--you'll likely find yourself taking more than enough winter coats when traveling during summertime months anyway!
Focus On The Items That Give You The Most Outfit Options.
When choosing your clothing, focus on the items that give you the most outfit options. For example, a black dress that can be worn with different shoes and accessories will give you more flexibility than a yellow dress that can only be worn with one pair of shoes.
Also consider how versatile each item is: If it's an item you think will suit many climates and seasons, then it might be worth taking along with you!
Pack Items That Won't Wrinkle Easily.
- Pack items that won't wrinkle easily.
- Avoid packing clothes that are too delicate, heavy or bulky to pack in your suitcase. You don't want anything breaking during travel and ruining your trip!
Roll Your Clothes Instead Of Folding Them.
Rolling your clothes is a great way to save space. It's also much easier than folding and saves you from having to iron when you get home. To roll a shirt or dress, start by folding it in half lengthwise (so that the front and back meet). Then roll up tightly from one end of the garment towards its center point, keeping all sides flat as you go. When finished rolling, use a rubber band around both ends of your rolled item so that it stays secure during travel!
Start With The Big Items Like Pants And Sweaters, Then Fill In Around Them With Smaller Items Like Socks, Underwear, And t-Shirts.
The biggest mistake that people make when packing is trying to pack everything at once. If you do this, you're bound to overpack and end up with a bag full of clothes that don't fit in your suitcase or backpack. Instead, start with the big items like pants and sweaters, then fill in around them with smaller items like socks, underwear and t-shirts. This way there's no need for multiple bags because all the small stuff fits together nicely!
If it's still too much stuff--or if you have a lot of small items--you might consider putting some things into ziplock bags so they don't get lost or dirty from other things in your suitcase/backpack; i used these small zippered pouches for my underwear (and other small things) and was able to fit all of them comfortably into one baggie per day without having too much bulkiness at all!
Overpacking Is Avoidable If You Plan Ahead
Overpacking is a common problem that can lead to missed flights, delays, and lost luggage. It's also a waste of space and money--you'll have to pay for extra baggage fees if you're traveling by plane or train. And if you're driving, it may be difficult to fit all your stuff into the car without making other passengers uncomfortable (or worse).
Overpacking can even make it harder to enjoy yourself on vacation! If you're carrying too much stuff around with you all day long while sightseeing or hiking through nature trails, then there's no way that this could possibly be an enjoyable experience for anyone involved--especially not yourself!
By following these tips, you'll be able to avoid overpacking and have a stress-free trip. You can also use this as an opportunity to declutter and get rid of items that are no longer being used in your closet.