I have a little bit of a problem… I tend to overpack…. which is an understatement. I always think I need twice as much as I actually need, resulting in a very heavy suitcase, and much more to unpack when I return from my trip. For my upcoming tropical vacation I thought I would share with you a few tips that I use to pack a little lighter!
1. Multipurpose: Find items that you can use for many different things while on your trip! For example, a scarf worn on the plane ride there, can be a beach sarong when you arrive.
2. Fun Size: Any beauty related products can become quite heavy if you are bringing full size versions of everything. Try finding travel size versions, or buy travel sized bottles and put your products in them (I got mine from target for about $5, but they are also available on Amazon).
3. Plan Ahead: Knowing what you are going to be doing on vacation can really help in what you bring. If you know you will be lounging on the beach everyday, with no sign of physical activity other than swimming (don’t feel bad, that’s what I will be doing), then no need for bulky sneakers! Also, knowing activities can help you avoid forgetting important items at home!
4. Take Account of Weight: Maybe taking those wooden platforms sandals isn’t the best idea. I would advise against taking your chunkiest pair of heels, and finding something lightweight that can match most outfits, to avoid bringing too many pairs of shoes.
Check back tomorrow for a peak into my suitcase! And if you have any other packing tips, let me know in the comments! I really need all the help I can get.
P.S. The suitcase in the picture above is no longer available (I believe I bought it about 4 years ago), but here is the closest thing I could find to mine!