While travelers know about the importance of packing light before a flight, it’s easier said than done, and here are some tips that will come in handy.
Find the Right Bag
Some may not realize that the bag itself may be quite heavy and in which case, opting for lighter luggage is worth considering; remember that just because it’s light, it doesn’t mean it won’t be durable. Be it a backpack or a lightweight suitcase, there are several options to consider. Apart from being relatively easy to carry around it, will also help you keep to any weight restrictions on airlines with free checked bags such as the Caribbean-based interCaribbean Airways where passenger safety is a priority.
Before you begin packing, make a list of the clothing and items you will need as per your itinerary. Keep in mind that you don’t necessarily need to pack clothes for every single day since you will probably have access to laundry services. To clear up space and keep things neat and tidy, as opposed to bulky and heavy, make use of packing cubes or look to roll your clothes and secure them with rubber bands.
Reduce Accessories & Toiletries
Take stock of the accessories you plan to pack and see if you really need them; for example, most hotels have hair dryers in their rooms, so you don’t need to bring your own. In the same way, consider if you can reduce the number of toiletries, while also keeping in mind that some products can be bought at your holiday destination too. If you have huge bottles of shampoo, conditioner, etc., look to put them in smaller toiletry travel bottles as well.
Be Selective About Footwear
Shoes and other footwear tend to add to the weight of your bag so take only what you need. If you require heavy boots, consider wearing them on your journey itself than packing them which will save space and reduce the weight. While you may like having several footwear options on a holiday, look to bring just one or two that you can mix and match with your outfits.