First of all don’t buy a backpack or a suitcase that is bigger than carry on size. The best packing tip is to pack a day pack inside your full size bag and at the airport you can take the second bag out and have two bags small enough to carry both of them.
Only pack clothes for only seven days, even if you are travelling many days. It is easier to find a laundromat anywhere than rather carry the entire extra weights around with you the entire trip.
If carrying a warmer clothes MERINO clothing made from Merino wool is super-light which keeps you warm in cold weather and cool in hot weather and it can be worn for days together still it won’t stink.
When selecting your clothes for a trip, have a look at each fabric and consider the following factors like Quality, thickness, weight, wrinkles, transparency and texture. Your ideal travel clothing should be durable, takes up minimum space and weight, should be wrinkle free and opaque and matches with the rest of your clothing in style and fit.
For undergarments synthetic material is the best since it is light weight and don’t take up a lot of volume. They also dry quicker.
Place all your clothes in the bag vertically where it looks like a filing cabinet. By this you can see all the clothes you have without lifting up or remove the ones on the top. With this you will be able to match your outfits better.
The other way is to use Rubber bands to tie each piece of clothing so that you will be able to fit in more into a smaller bag. Ball up your socks and underwear and stick them inside your shoes, this will save space in the rest of your bag.
Don’t bring toiletries you can buy from any place for cheap like shampoo, conditioner, body wash and sunscreen. Unless you are travelling to a remote village with out electricity or running water.
Don’t take more than two pairs of shoes. For men especially shoes can take up a lot of room so take nice pair of sneakers that can be used for everything from hiking to happy hours as well as a light pair for more dressy travel occasions.
Where ever you go things are available anywhere in the world, so it is safe to pack half of what you think you’ll need.
Try avoiding carrying bottle liquid instead carry pouches.
Technology is so advanced that there is no need to carry certain objects. You can replace them with apps on your phone. For example camera, travel guide book, maps, magazines etc.
Wearing is not carrying. Stuff your pockets, wear your jackets, wear your hiking boots and pack your sandals.
Size up your carry on: You’ll Run the risk of paying a hefty sum if your bag exceeds your carrier’s size requirement for carry-on luggage. Before you consider which particular suitcase to take, check your airlines carry-on baggage restrictions to avoid extra fees.
Packing involves deeply personal decisions. Everyone has their own ideas of comfort and style. By following certain tips you can shed size and weight. It will not only save your trip but also will save your spine and your sanity.