Having first travelled when I was just a few months old, and journeyed all around the world since then, I consider myself a pretty avid traveller. Over the years, there have been some incidents and a lot of over packing, but I’ve learned from my mistakes and have become a better, more experienced traveller. Now, let me share some tips and tricks with you that I’ve learnt over the years!
#1 My first and most important piece of advice would be to make lists! I cannot stress this enough. This is in my opinion, the only way to remember everything, and to not over pack. Take note of what kinds of clothing items you will need, and in what quantity. Also list specific bags, shoes, and accessories you would like to take with you. Don’t forget to include any beauty or skincare products that you will need during your trip. Once you get into the habit of making lists, packing will be so much easier!
#2 The best way to economise space is to roll your clothes instead of folding them. I have been doing this for the past year, not only in my suitcase but also in my closet, and I have really been able to see a difference. This is especially useful when you are travelling for a long period of time, and have a lot of clothes in your suitcase.
#3 If you are travelling for a short period of time (a week or less), take a carry on instead of a suitcase. This will not only be easier and lighter to carry, but it will save you the hassle of dispatching, and retrieving your bag at the airport. If you think that a carry on just isn’t cutting it, then also pack a duffel bag. I love my matching duffel bag, and carry on set from Diane Von Furstenberg’s studio line! Below you can see the suitcase, but I also own the duffel bag, which is extremely spacious. I took it on a week-long trip to the south of France, and it fit all of my things!
Backpack – Marc by Marc Jacobs (in black here)
DVF studio suitcase – Bought at TJ Maxx
Please tell me if you would like another post about travelling tips, because I have a ton more to share! Also, leave me a comment if you already use some of these tips, and if you found any of them helpful!