Why are you over packing?
Every time I have a group orientation the group members are usually aghast at the requirement of one checked bag and one carry-on bag. It’s actually very easy to travel with these requirements and I find the reasons people over pack are all correctable.
- Stop thinking you need more than you do and preparing for every “what if” there is, pack with your basic needs in mind.
- If you’re not packing with a color palette you’re not getting the most out of your wardrobe and you’re packing too many individual items and shoes. Remember every item should go with or match 2-3 other items.
- Your bag is just to big. Start with a smaller bag, I recommend the 24 inch for a checked bag but if you must, no larger than the 27 inch. A bigger bag just means you’re compelled to fill it up. Also get one that expands so you can accommodate your souvenirs. Just don’t start with the expansion.
- Buy travel size items and look for things that have multiple functions.
Happy and light travels!