Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Friday, October 4, 2013

Packing Light

I am not very good at packing light. No matter how hard I try, I always end up taking too much stuff with me when we travel. We have a week long trip this month, and I'm going to do my best to pack as light as possible. Half way through the trip I will have access to laundry, so that will help.

Some great reasons to pack less...
  • Less luggage to carry
  • Fewer fees to pay if you are traveling by air
  • Less time packing and unpacking - before, during and after the trip

Some tips for packing less...
  • Know what you will be doing on your trip
  • Know what the weather will be like
  • Choose clothes that can be worn interchangeably 
  • Wear your heaviest clothing
  • Make the most of your carry on
  • Don't pack a separate outfit for each day
  • Pack what you think you need and then remove at least one outfit

Do you have any tips you can add to the list? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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  1. Don't take any piece of clothing you don't plan to wear at least THREE times. (credit: Rick Steves)

    1. I love it, Willow! I'm currently going on day 3, but not by choice.... My luggage didn't make it on our flight. :(

  2. LOL!! I am such an over packer!! I need to come back here and read your great tips again in a couple of months :)

    1. I packed very lightly on my trip to Peru and my trips to Mexico. I wanted more space for gifts :)