Packing Tips

What’s the best way to pack for travel? Here are essential packing tips that every traveler should know.

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Here are the best packing tips for making travel go smoothly. How heavy is your luggage? A lighter bag is easier to maneuver. Check your airline's weight limits and charges online before you pack. Many bags look alike. Make your suitcase standout at baggage claim by adding in a colorful ribbon. Remember that less is more. You need fewer clothes and shoes than you think you do. Make a packing list for all your necessities then put only those items on your bed, so you're less tempted to add something just in case. Check the weather in your destination city so you know what special items you might need such as sandals, a light jacket, or a travel umbrella. Think minimal and think versatile when you're planning and packing your wardrobe. Pack clothes you can easily layer and coordinate with other outfits. Limit yourself to 2 pairs of shoes. One should be very easy to walk in and the other should be dressier. If you really need a third pair, like boots or pumps, wear them on your travel days so they're not taking up suitcase space. Take travel sized toiletries. Pick them up the next time you buy your full-sized supply and then stash them in your suitcase, so they're right there when you're packing. Ship gifts instead of packing them in your suitcase. Shipping is much cheaper than checking a second bag and it should arrive at your destination within a few days. These packing tips are sure to make for a smooth journey. Have a fantastic trip.