Mistake #4: Overpacking

Planning ahead will make it easy to avoid one of the most common mistakes and that’s over packing!

When we’re new to traveling, it’s easy to worry that you might leave something important behind, or forget something that you can’t easily purchase in foreign countries.

What happens next?

We arrive at the airport with either overweight bags or more bags than we are permitted with our ticket and are forced to pay extra to check all that extra luggage.

But that’s not the worst of it.

Now you’ll need to drag around multiple suitcases during your travel while likely hiring larger taxi or Uber’s just to fit it all!

Don’t make such a rookie travel mistake.  Instead, pay careful thought to every item you pack in your suitcase, making sure that it’s really that important.

Here are a few things to help you get started:

·      Purchase travel-size bottles for shampoo, soap and creams. You can get these from most drug stores.

·      Roll your clothing. Don’t fold it. Not only will rolling help you save space but quite often it will help you avoid wrinkles.

·      Pack adaptable clothes. Plan outfits carefully, packing items that are versatile and can be worn with other items. 

·      Create a packing check-list ahead of time and do your best to stick to it!  Break your list down into categories such as: clothing, toiletries, electronics, personal items and documents.

Consider Compression Bags:  These will save you a ton of space and free up room in your suitcase.

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