We’re approaching that time of the year where traveling is perfect. Summer vacations and cruises are great, but traveling in the fall is awesome. Everything is less packed, hotels are cheaper, flights are easier to come by – it’s incredible! Many of you might plan a trip in the coming weeks, which means you have to deal with the age-old pain of packing your bags. Traveling with one bag makes a whole lot of sense, when looking for ways to simplify travel.
If you’re one of those people who can’t go anywhere without at least two bags of luggage, this is the article for you!
Below, you’ll find some genius tips that’ll let you pack all of your stuff into one bag. This gives you less to worry about, and can also save a fortune when you fly.
Roll and fold your clothes
Folding your clothes will make them as flat and compact as can be. You could also roll them as tightly as possible, which means they take up less surface area.
Either option works, and you can use a combination of both as you pack. Then, it’s a case of organizing your bag like a game of Tetris – fit all your folded and rolled luggage together, and you’ll be stunned at how much extra space you have.
Wear your bulky items
Take your bulky clothes out of your bag and wear them while traveling. This usually means you wear a big jumper/hoody, possibly a coat, some jeans, and chunky shoes. It might make you slightly uncomfortable as you can get hot from all the walking around, but it’s worth it. If you are flying and find your checked luggage is overweight, you can easily layer up! You’ll free up more room in your suitcase to pack more things. On the way back, get the same clothes out and wear them again!
Buy a bag with lots of compartments
Get yourself a bag that has loads of different compartments to store things in. So many options present themselves in this department! I know that flight bags have become very popular among travelers with lots of gadgets. These bags were originally made for people in the aviation industry, but have since been adapted to suit the common traveler. If you don’t have a lot of separate compartments, this may be you.
They include loads of different zips and compartments of various sizes. The same goes for suitcases; get one with zip compartments, rather than the hard shell ones with no extra space. Basically, the added areas give you more places to keep your belongings – simple! Traveling with one bag will help simplify things for you when you are organized before you leave home.
Go easy on the clothes and bring your own laundry soap
Don’t pack too many clothes as you can save space by washing them while you’re away. Bring some travel-sized laundry soap to hand wash your clothes in the hotel sink. Or, if you’re staying in an Airbnb, you might have access to a washing machine. Either way, this lets you bring fewer clothes and re-wear different items by cleaning them. It’s such an easy tip that will honestly change the way you pack for your next vacation.
These tips will work every single time and can free you from your luggage burdens. Instead of lugging around multiple bags, you only have one to worry about.
Happy Traveling~ Sara