How to pack your bags for travel

August 18, 2020

How to pack your bags for travel

Planning a trip is a big challenge. From choosing the destination to picking what you want to carry on along the trip, traveling is full of decisions. And packing your stuff is one of the hardest.

Packing may seem easy, but it is an art that experienced travelers often learn along the way and after dozens of trips.

If you still haven't figured out how to fit all your needed stuff in your travel bah, please continue reading. We prepared several practical and easy tips to pack like a pro!

1. Start with the right travel bag

The right travel bag or suitcase is different for every traveler. The size depends on the kind of trip you’re planning. If it is a long trip, you may choose a larger suitcase. If it is a weekend get around, a weekender or duffel bag may be the best choice. Also, keep in mind airline size and weight limits when choosing the best suitcase.

Brown Leather Duffel Bag

2. Pack the must-haves

Smart travelers and backpackers tend to be minimalists. Yes, experienced travelers know that your travel bags aren't closets. Always consider how many days you will spend on your trips. Don't bring weeklong stuff on short trips and avoid overpacking your travel bags by following this simple rule.

Packing travel checklist

3. Use compression bags and packing cubes

Packing cubes and compression bags are a great option to save space and optimize the space of your travel bags. Depending on your needs, you can organize by outfit, weight or by items. For example, you may have a packing cube for underwear and socks, another for accessories, etc.

Packing cubes for travel

4. Roll or fold your clothes

Another alternative to save space on your travel bags and suitcase is to roll and fold your clothing. Roll your items as tightly as possible and use rubber bands or hair ties to keep rolled clothes tight in your bag. This is a great option if you have clothes that are prone to wrinkling.

Packing roll clothing travel