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Going to Greece, France or perhaps to Australia? Everywhere you go you want to take many things as possible, but without carrying too much luggage. This is the struggle that many people go through. Here I gathered tips for you so that you take almost everything with you, easy to pack and most important efficient!

Basics

First, starting with clothes always roll up all your clothes. This saves so much more space than you realize.

Second, always use your shoes as storage space, being a woman you take 3 pairs of shoes anyway, these are perfect for some smaller things that would otherwise get lost in your bag or take up space such as socks or other small things.

Third, jewelry, always a hassle when those things get all mixed up in a knot. The solution, use a straw or household foil so that it is not all put together and you don’t waste time untying them.

Important

When you visit a new country do not forget that other countries might use different plugs and sockets. Always think of the kind of adapters you need to take with you. Luckily in Europe, we have the same sockets almost everywhere, but for example in America, it is different and let’s be honest it’s something we all easily forget. Also, don’t forget to throw the different plugs and cords loose in your bag, due to the heavy weight they can get lost or even break. Try to store them together, perhaps in a sunglasses case.

We know that it is difficult not to take all your beautiful MAC make-ups with you, but try to leave them at home as much as possible, because with that warm weather you don’t feel like putting on a mask of makeup. It just takes up unnecessary space.  Otherwise only take the most basic and necessity item you can’t live without. I mean we get it, we all want to look good!

It is useful during packing that you put the things you use the most on top. So that the things that you use less and are heavier can be put on the bottom. Many people wear their heaviest clothes on their trip so their luggage tends to be lighter. Not a great idea, in case you go on a shopping spree and visit a warm country and you won’t be wearing the same thing again. In the end, your luggage will weight more than its required and that kind of sad!

Also, be honest with yourself, you don’t need 5 long pants if you go to Greece for 2 weeks. Be objective. Prefer to take many different pieces of jewelry with you. With this you can make your outfits look very different and not all your bag/suitcases will be full.

Efficiency

Try not to take very large bottles with you, such as your 1 liter of shampoo, sunscreen or conditioner, this takes up a lot of space! Buy small travel bottles, because you don’t need that much and you can easily keep it all together in your toilet bag.

If you bring belts, make sure they take up as little space as possible. You can strain them along the sides so that they do not get in the way. Another idea is if you bring a nice blouse and you want the collar to stay in good shape, then you can drape the belt between the collar.

If you are going to travel, take an extra small bag with you so that you do not always have to go out with your mega suitcase or backpack. Of course, you can also take an extra hip bag with you or a nice shoulder bag for the special evenings.

One of the things that take up the most space is towels. So inform yourself whether the place you are staying provides free towels. If you go to a festival, I recommend you buy disposable towels, these are a kind of very large size for your body and then 1/2 towels of cost-effective size.

Festivals

If you go to a festival there are 5 things you can easily forget: a pump for your air mattress, earplugs because the music will probably go on all night and you want to be able to sleep, a sleep mask for when you still get up in the early hours want to catch up on some sleep, a laundry bag for all your dirty clothes and lastly garbage bags because you will certainly have a lot of junk and we do not litter. 😉

I hope you have benefited from these tips and that you can use it to pack your suitcase / backpack perfectly. The goal is of course to pack your bag efficiently and lightly. Have fun on your trip or vacation or wherever you go and hopefully with a well-packed organised bag!

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