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  • Thursday, 18 August 2022
How to stop overpacking for trips

How to stop overpacking for trips

Here are some tips to help you stop overpacking.

Plan for what to wear ahead of the travel: This will help you choose an outfit for each day, giving you an idea of what you need as opposed to packing a bunch of mixed-up items, some of which you will end up not using.

Choose a small suitcase: This will prevent you from overpacking. If you pick a big suitcase, chances are that you will fill it up with items that you do not need. 

Decide who packs what: If you are travelling with family, plan for who fills what items before the trip. 

Do not pack for assumption’s sake: Do not pack anything on the assumption that you will need it if an opportunity arises. 

Do not pack items to try them: If you never wear an item at home, do not pack it for trying it out at your destination.

Coordinate items: Stick to one neutral colour (white or black) so that you can mix and match tops and bottoms to vary your wear, while still packing minimally.

Golden rule: Only pack items that you can wear with at least two other pieces in your suitcase.

Laundry: If your accommodation is a rental with laundry, this is an added advantage as it means you can minimise packing.

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