When packing for a trip, there's always the possibility that you may pack much more than you need, which may not only lead to some extra costs at the airport but also be frustrating when digging through your items. Packing light helps travellers combat both these things, working to simplify their journey and end the dig. By now, we all know a handful of tricks that keep our items organized and neat, but what about a few others? Here are some of our top tips for packing smart
Start With Quality Luggage
The most important part of packing smart is to use luggage that makes the most out of your experience. Our Rise Gear luggage is designed with the modern traveller in mind, and it's built-in shelving units let's travellers zip, hang & go so their clothes are not subjected to wrinkling or becoming cluttered. Quality luggage is the key to smart packing since it's not only about having the extra space for your items, but choosing a design that maximizes that space to keep everything in its place.
Make A List
When packing, it will be important to keep track of the things you're going to need do you don't leave anything behind. Keep an itemized list of the things you might use over the course of your trip and check them off once you have them packed away. While some items might be obvious, try to think of small but mighty additions that you'll be thankful you brought with you once you need it the most. If you're heading to a sunny, beach location, bringing large ziploc bags to keep wet clothes away from your dry items will be a lifesaver if you plan ahead. Or, adding scented fabric softener sheets to the laundry portion of your Rise Gear luggage to keep any possible odours under check.
Roll, Don't Fold
This is pretty common wisdom at this point, but the idea is to roll your clothes instead of folding it. This is forever useful with most luggage bags, but with your Rise Gear luggage, the built-in shelves actually keep everything separated enough to avoid the messy pitfalls that can come along with folding. Rolling not only keeps your clothes organized, it also greatly cuts down on the wrinkles and gives you the ability to pack much more into your luggage.
If your goal is to pack light, the key is obviously to pack less than usual without feeling like you're missing stuff. The trick to this is bringing items that can be used in a multitude of ways during your trip. Think clothing in colours that go with multiple other pieces, scarves that can do double or triple duty as a shawl, blanket, sarong & more. This will help you take up much less space in your bag by having items
Leave Some Room
It's likely that on your trip, you'll bring a few items back with you. This is why it's important not to stuff your luggage to the brim, because you won't have any space left for the souvenirs or other purchases you make while on your trip. Be sure to leave some wiggle room in your luggage to accommodate a few extra items.