Happy Monday! It is the start os a short week and one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. Can you believe more people travel on Thanksgiving weekend then any other time of the year? Whether you are flying or driving to your destination, packing can be a chore… When you are driving, you can pack what you want and even over pack, right? But what about when you are flying? Carry on versus checked luggage? Roll on or tote? It is enough to make your head spin.If you are flying this holiday week, here are some quick and easy packing tips to lighten your load.
1. Mix and Match
Do you really need a different outfit every single day? The truth is you don’t. We have always been of the mindset of “just in case” clothes BUT I am learning when I fly, less is more. I use the mix and match theory. Pack neutral colors and colors which go together, nobody will notice your wearing the same pants two days in a row.
2. Light Clothing
The best thing about denim is you can wear it day after, day, after day, and it is perfect for traveling. The problem is denim is heavy. I never really thought about this BUT it is so true. So why not wear it on the plane so it’s not in your luggage. Have a shirt or two in your bag to go with your jeans and some lighter pants if you must carry extra clothes.
3. Digital Entertainment
Let’s be honest, will you actually read the book you are carrying or will you be trolling the internet, listening to music or playing a game? Don’t over pack with books and reading materials. Use a Kindle or an app on a iPhone or iPad. I love this idea if you must have an actual book: buy one at the airport, then return it to the same bookstore at a different airport. You’ll get 50% back.
While you are sitting at the airport, do some people watching for some great travel tips. The expert travelers travel very light while the novice is loaded down with lots of bags and struggling. By using these lug-less luggage tips on your next trip, you’ll look like a pro, just like them!
What is your best travel tip when flying? Share it with us.
Have a ThirtyOne-deful day!