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5 Packing tips for women who constantly travel

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If you are like any other woman traveler on the planet, you have trouble figuring out how to pack quickly and efficiently. It may even be a struggle to keep track of all you need to have in your bags and meeting the airport’s luggage weight restrictions at the same time.

To travel light and be prepared for all weather conditions on your trip is a serious task and takes some practice to get it right. That being said, we bring you five basic tips to guide you through the packing process and help you bring along exactly what you need to enjoy your travel experience.

Don’t bring too many shoes

The shoe collection is the most precious of a woman’s possessions and deciding on which pair to bring along may be tougher than you think. Due to the indecisiveness, you will commonly end up with packing too many shoes in your suitcase.

That wouldn’t be a problem if shoes weren’t that heavy and if they didn’t take so much space in your luggage. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. Thus, be brave and use your wisdom to choose a maximum of 3 pairs of shoes to go along with you.

If you are going somewhere warm, flip-flops, flats, and sneakers may be a good solution. On the other hand, if it’s cold where you are going, wear your boots on the plane and pack a pair of waterproof shoes to keep your feet dry and warm during walks on rainy days.

Bring only one pair of flats and one pair of heels on each trip, as both can be combined nicely with pants, shorts or dresses. Place the shoes on the bottom of your luggage and fill them with fragile items wrapped up in socks, to make the most out of your suitcase space.

Roll your clothes

Believe it or not, if you wish to travel wrinkle-free and save up on your luggage space at the same time, we recommend that you roll your clothes very tightly instead of folding it.

If your clothes get wrinkled, don’t despair if there was no room left for the iron. Simply hang your clothes in the bathroom while you shower and let the steam take care of the unwanted creases for you. Another way is to use a spray-on de-wrinkler commonly sold at the newsstand stores on the airport.

To reduce the chance of your clothes rubbing against each other in your suitcase, there is a variety of products to choose from – try organizer tubes, cubes, and folders. These products are extremely efficient and will allow you to pack more luggage.

To save up on your space, even more, pack bulky items such as sweaters, coats or towels in a special compression bag that is equipped with one-way pressure valves.

Bring comfortable, Travel-friendly clothes

Plan before you pack – lay down all the clothes you wish to pack and take a good, hard look. Choose items that go well together, and that can be easily dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. Instead of packing too many bulky items, try to pack clothes that you are able to layer on top of each other easily.

That said, choose comfortable clothes that you will look and feel nice in. Moreover, leave “one-time” outfits at home, unless you are attending some special event, such as a business conference or a wedding. If you cannot resist packing pretty dresses, stick to just one for your busy trips, as they will most likely end up scrunched in the bottom of your bag.

If you are not willing to give up your coat, sweater, or other bulky clothes, wear it on the plane to save up on your luggage space. Depending on your destination, pack a change of clothes in your carry-on. This is important as you never know when your luggage might get lost. In addition to that, always bring a big scarf, even in summer, to have something to wrap yourself up on during long travel days.

Travel-size containers

Leave your full-size cosmetic products behind and use the soap and lotions that are provided by the hotel you are staying in. There are also small containers you are able to fill with your favorite products before you start packing. On the other hand, there are also beauty and makeup products that have perfect, travel-size samples available in stores.

To avoid problems at customs and having to re-pack everything in a plastic bag provided at the airport, use a see-through beauty case to pack your cosmetic products. If you wish to be perfectly practical, pack only the basic products you cannot be without and buy everything else in a local store once you reach your destination.

Take note of the fabric

To look and feel great in your travel outfit, it is important to choose nice, light materials that feel soft and comfortable against your skin.

Select wrinkle-resistant fabrics that will dry quickly after washing, including washable silk, nylon, and micro-fibers. However, if you love cotton, try to find stylish, lightweight cotton pieces that are specially designed to withstand wrinkling and dry quicker than the traditional cotton garment.

Conclusion

Sometimes when you travel, it feels as though you are permanently moving from one place to the other, judging by the amounts of luggage you are bringing along with you. Moreover, most airline companies have strict weight restrictions when it comes to luggage. In fact, some of them even allow only one carry-on bag and nothing else. On top of that, the bigger the luggage you choose to bring along, the higher your travel costs will be, as some airlines charge a lot just to check a bag. So, next time you go on a trip, be prepared. Take a close look at what you want to bring and select items that are comfortable and go well together.

About Elsa Smith

elsas@thebusinesswomanmedia.com'

Elsa Smith is Australian Interstate Removalists Network’s Content Marketing Manager and mother of two.

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