Being an organised traveller isn’t just about packing; it’s about planning, being realistic and having everything where you need it to be.
There’s something very exciting about travelling. Unfortunately, this often leads to packing way too much. However, the best way to beat this is to stop, sort and solve. The stop element is easy – just take a moment to clear your mind and take a fresh look at what’s in your bags.
Therefore, make a list of what you really need and check it twice. For instance, using a packing list will make sure you not only cut down on items to bring, but also remember to bring underwear (you’ll never forget underwear twice, by the way).
With this new perspective, sort through your clothes and consider how much you can mix and match outfits to create new looks without needing to pack two separate ensembles. A good tip is to pack to a colour scheme – if you build all your outfits around a specific colour, everything from jackets to shoes should be pretty interchangeable.
Solving the problem of excess luggage can be as simple as cutting down on redundant items or using a Travel Space Bag to reduce the volume of clothes. However, there are other approaches, such as sending some cases on ahead – a great option for trekkers who only want to travel with what they can use. For instance, search ‘excess baggage’ on Google to find Australian companies specialising in this.