We’ve all been there: we’re going on a trip during the holidays, need to pack, and our suitcases fill up before we’re done packing. Then, we grab another bag, and our luggage costs go up.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to spend any more money on luggage costs than I have to. So instead of sitting on your suitcase, here are some things you can do.
Don’t Completely Fill Your Bag
Okay, this seems obvious, but leave a portion of your bag empty. Not because you don’t want to stuff your bags to the brim, but because when you travel, you tend to bring stuff home.
Don’t Pack Travel-Sized Toiletries
Just because you can pack 3.4 oz. of product per bottle doesn’t mean you’ll need that much for your trip. Buy the smaller containers (.25 oz to .5 oz) and pack as lightly as you can.
If You Pack A Water Bottle, Pack A Collapsable One
Packing a massive water bottle takes up quite a bit of space in your bag. Try to either not pack one, or pack one that’s able to collapse to save some space.
Roll Your Clothes, Don’t Fold Them
Folding your clothes may be what your mom has told you to do since you could walk, but that doesn’t mean it’s always the right thing to do. When packing, roll your clothes into little tubes to save space.
Use Packing Cubes
There’s actually a product out there that helps you pack by compressing stuff. They’re called Compression Packing Cubes, and they’ll fit a ton of stuff in less space. Invest in them. They’re worth it.
Pack A Monochromatic Wardrobe
Sounds weird, I know, but if everything mixes and matches, then you can save space: do some laundry and mix up your outfits while you’re out and about. Then you’re set!
Buy A Small Bag
The less space is in your bag, the more you’ll learn to pack less. It actually works!
What are your packing hacks?