Travel has become a quintessential expectation of modern living. Whether for pleasure or for work, we strive for effortless travel in a situation that naturally calls for major stress. But let’s face it, it’s totally easier said than done and anyone that makes it look easy should win the A for effort award. We’ve deliberated and came up with simple yet effective traveling tips that starts with just your suitcase!
Plan Your Outfits- We’ve all been guilty for over packing. Taking half your wardrobe with you while traveling and only using a quarter of what you packed isn’t unheard of. We’ve also seen under packing at its finest, remembering anything but socks is not fun! To avoid overabundance and absent garments, planning outfits for each day of travel is key.
- Choose Easy to Wear Garments- Depending on where you’re traveling, weather should determine your daily wear but essentially, you’ll always need some form of top and bottom. Basic Tees and basic tank tops are always easy to match and lightweight to pack. Having one loose sweater to throw on in case it gets chilly or just want the extra layers is easy to pack and wear. If your travel time is brief, you can also get away with wearing your sweater for multiple uses. Choosing jeans is also easy to wear and like your handy sweater, can be used more than once if travel time is short.
If you want to go the extra step and reduce the number of garments in general, dresses save space and kills two birds with one stone! Don’t forget “X” amount of under garments too. Last but certainly not least, it’s always safe to travel with a light (or heavy) jacket depending on weather condition.
- Organize Accordingly- Now that you’ve planned your daily outfit, organizing and packing can be a game changer. Packing your daily outfit in a duster bag or draw cord bag helps organize and creates a seamless method of unpacking. When you are finished for the day too, simply toss your garments in the daily bag and forget about it until your trip is complete!
- Limit Your Shoes- Comfort when traveling is essential, especially if you are traveling to areas with heavy foot traffic, it is best to treat your feet and pack shoes that you can walk miles in. A good sturdy pair of sneakers are your best friend when traveling. If you are traveling and need to pack special occasion footwear, choose a pair that is versatile and can match a variety of special occasions (if applicable of course). Black shoes are always safe to choose because almost always match with anything and everything.
What if you’re lounging around and need easy footwear to slide in and out of? Slides or flip flops are your friend! They are flat and won’t take too much space in the case and are the most minimal footwear. A good rule of thumb is to only travel with three pairs of shoes maximum to save space and limit your options.
- Travel Size is Here to Help- Travel size toiletries are not only convenient but completely practical when packing. Whether you are strictly a hand carry traveler or must check-in luggage traveler, you can do no wrong by using travel size toiletries.
Organization can make or break stress and starting with something as simple as coordinating your suitcase can save you the extra anxiety! Plan accordingly and enjoy your travels; 2020 is the year for wanderlust!