It may take a few tries before you totally nail it. But with these tips, you’ll be so relieved once you finally squeeze everything into your suitcase. Before you know it, you’ll be boarding a flight to your dream destination.
1. WEAR YOUR BULKIEST ITEMS ON THE PLANE
One coat could take up the majority of space in your carry-on bag, so it’s best to rock it on the plane instead. Bulky items like coats, scarves, and boots will only weigh down your luggage and cause unnecessary stress when you’re packing.
Before you board the plane, consider wearing your heaviest items to make extra room in your bag. (This will also help you to avoid paying overweight baggage fees!)
2. USE PACKING CUBES
It’s no secret that packing cubes have changed the game for every packing scenario. Packing cubes will help keep your garments organised so that you can pack and unpack with ease. They’ll also help compress your clothing if you need to pack more than expected, or if you just need to save some space. Once you start using packing cubes, you’ll never go back.
3. MIX AND MATCH
It’s always best to choose neutral clothing items that you can mix and match. Before you start packing, consider creating a list and choosing a colour scheme that will help you mix and match your clothing easier. Bring boots or shoes that are versatile, and cute sweaters that will pair nicely with jeans and even a skirt. This trick will prevent you from packing unnecessary items.
4. INVEST IN THERMAL GEAR
Thermal clothing keeps your body warm in cold weather. It will also help minimise the amount of clothing you need to pack and layer. (For example, instead of layering three cotton shirts on top of each other, you can pack one thermal shirt that will keep you just as warm.) You can purchase thermal underwear, socks, shirts, leggings, and even jackets.
5. CHOOSE LIGHT LAYERS
You only have so much room in your suitcase, so it’s best to keep all clothing items light. Instead of packing a bunch of chunky sweaters and bulky bottoms, consider opting for a thermal shirt, and then pick out a few light sweaters to wear over it. Doing this will help you save so much space inside your luggage and manage changing temperatures better.
6. BRING WINTER ACCESSORIES
Instead of packing additional clothing, you can bring a few cute winter accessories to spice up your outfits. Scarves and gloves can be lightweight, but they can also make a huge difference.