Top 10 tips on packing light

 Well hello to you my reader chums! I'm constantly travelling and because of that, over the years, I've learnt how to pack and more importantly, how to pack lightly

Whether you're new to travelling or looking for some packing tips, here are my top 10 tips on packing light.

Whether you're new to travelling or looking for some packing tips, here are my top 10 tips on packing light.

Pack and then half the amount

When it comes to packing, I think many of us get too excited about our trip and put our whole wardrobe and more into our bags. I have to admit this used to be me and I would bring every item and toiletries possible in case I'd run out of anything. When really, for the most part, you can pretty much buy anything you're out of abroad even clothes - so there's no need to be extra cautious. I always say pack everything you think you need and then half it - you'll thank me later.

Minimise your beauty products

Toiletries can weigh up, especially if you're big on skincare, however, they don't have to. Minimise the amount you bring, such as forget the toner or bring less makeup with you. I can assure you, when on holiday, you won't feel the need to do the same routines at home or wear as much make-up as you usually would. Think smartly with your beauty routine.

Use solid products

I'm a huge fan of solid toiletries and have been using shampoo, conditioner and deodorant all in the solid form for years and I'm obsessed. I find the items last a lot longer (perfect for lengthier trips), are lighter to pack and don't count as liquids in hand luggage too. They're also a lot better for the planet and most of the time, your skin/body too.

Use packing cubes

Packing cubes are a DREAM and a lifesaver. They can make packing so much easier for many reasons. One, because you can organise your clothes into different sections. Two, you can cram more items into the packing cubes and this helps you save space in your suitcase. Plus, it can also help you plan out what you want to wear. 

Only bring two pairs of shoes

Shoes can take up a lot of room in a suitcase or bag and this is why you only need to pack two pairs of shoes. The first should be a comfortable pair such as trainers which you can wear for exploring, travelling and getting around. And, the other pair will be a nicer pair to wear for evenings out or if you want to look a bit dressier. Also, make sure you wear the heavier pair when you travel to save room.

Pack versatile pieces of clothing

You need to be clever with your outfits for the trip and that means versatility. Pack a jacket which can match all of your outfits. Bring a top you can wear with both a skirt and jeans. Use the beach coverup as a skirt. There are plenty of ways you can be versatile - and I would advise sorting through your wardrobe and having a big think.

Wear your heaviest item of clothing

We all have that one travel outfit we can't travel without or a jumper that feels super cosy - wear that whilst you fly. This will save plenty of space in your case and you'll also feel your best self when travelling.

Plan out your outfits 

These other points lead me onto this one: plan out your outfits. Factor in where you're going, what activities you're doing and check the weather forecast for the course of your stay. All of these things will help you plan outfits accordingly and bring items suitable for your trip.

Don't bring things unless you'll use it

This also leads me to this point: don't bring pointless pieces of clothing unless you're going to use them. It's a waste of space and will just take up weight in your suitcase. 

Lists are your best friend

Planning is key when packing and writing a list can help you stay organised with that. I always have a list before I go and it helps me in case I forget everything and remember the little things too.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Do you have any other tips?

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