Travelling out of your home involves a lot of preparation, including spending a lot of time thinking about what to pack in your bags and whether you will be able to fit everything you want inside them. It is a not rare occurrence that you often find yourself packing too many things, which will make your travelling experience less enjoyable due to constantly having to move around your heavy luggage.
Here are some tips to help you decide on what you should carry with you whenever you head out:
- Essentials come first – There are a few things you need to carry around all the time. These items are a toothbrush, toothpaste, some cream, and a bar of soap and maybe a small bottle of shampoo. You will most likely be able to buy all of these items anywhere you go, but having them on hand can be useful whenever you settle down somewhere and feel too tired to go shopping. It is a good idea to buy wash bags to carry these items around, as you won’t have to constantly search for them among your other items.
- Don’t Pack Too Many Clothes – You will definitely need some change of clothes, but packing too much will definitely fill up your bags, leaving you with no space to put anything inside them. If you are heading out only for a few days, you should only take a pair of clothes or two with you, with some spare ones in case you get your other ones dirty. Longer trips will definitely require you to pack more, but you should also consider the possibility of being able to wash them at a laundry or at the place you will be staying in. Just remember to use a wash bag for delicates whenever you need to wash your fine fabric in a washing machine.
- Bring Multi-Purpose Shoes – If you will be adventuring for the next few days, do remember to bring a pair of all-weather shoes that won’t hamper you when climbing hills, mountains or when passing through rough terrain. Since it will be inconvenient to use the same shoes for shopping around town or indoors, you should also bring a pair of spare shoes and flip flops for the above purposes.
- Some Snacks Are Worth it – You will most likely not need to pack much (if any) food materials for your trip. Nevertheless, packing a pack of cereal bars or similar snacks may be ideal for whenever you feel hungry on long treks. As long as you don’t bring stuff that could melt if not kept inside a fridge, you should be able to accommodate a few of your favourite snacks somewhere inside your bags.