I'm so excited, I've already started packing!
Sort of. I'm doing laundry so I can have all the clothes I like to wear, heh.
Since my family and I travel a lot, we know the art of packing light.
I've seen people pack differently, but the key is to only pack what you need.
For clothes, this means two things:
- Don't pack by outfits,
- Don't give yourself too many choices!
When it comes to bottoms, the most basic choices include denim, khaki, and some neutral colors like navy blue or white. If your wardrobe centers around unconventional colors, then by all means, pack those too! The key here is to pick clothes you can use multiple times and mix-and-match with your other clothes in different ways. This is different for everyone, so take a good look at your wardrobe and decide!
If you're staying somewhere for a month or more, try to find out if you can wash your clothes at some place. That would make light packing much easier and more practical as well. For example, my sister and I are saying in Texas for 5 weeks, but I'm only really going to pack for maybe about 2 weeks, since we're staying at our dad's place and he has a washer and dryer there.
Another very important thing to consider is your dirty laundry.
Don't ask me why, but somehow, even if you try folding them as neatly as you did before, used clothes always seem to take up more space. Most people put their used clothes back in the suitcase in a plastic bag, which is fine, but could take up more room, so save a bit of room when you pack. Don't literally pack it all in!
Another reason why you shouldn't pack to the brim is because you might come back with extra clothes and/or souvenirs. C'mon, who can resist it when they travel? Plan to come home with more stuff than you left with, generally speaking.
I think I got it all in.
Hope ya'll found this useful! ;)