Travel packing tips for the space conscious

Traveling can be very exciting and fun, but the worst part about it is trying to pack everything you want or need into a relatively small bag. Depending on what kind of traveling you’re doing, whether it’s business or pleasure, you’ll probably still need a variety of things in your bag, all while trying to stay organized and keep your bag under the required limits. When it comes to packing there are a few things you’ll need and also a few ways you can make sure to save space and weight.

Travel flats

Outfits That Match
When you’re packing, it’s important to choose clothes that all pair with one another. If you bring a top that can only be worn with a certain pants, then that’s not very space efficient. Instead, bring a neutral pair of pants or skirt that can be paired with nearly everything else you’re bringing. That way you don’t need to plan out specific outfits before you leave and end up with more clothes than necessary.

Limit The Shoes
When you’re traveling shoes is the hardest part to deal with because they take up the most amount of space. Regardless of where you’re going, it’s good to bring one pair of heels, just in case, a good pair of walking shoes, but also something comfy that can be dressed up or dressed down.

These foldable flats are perfect because not only are they affordable, but they’re also super cute and can so easily be folded up to fit in your bag without taking up any space at all. That makes them ideal to travel with and they can be worn with just about any outfit as well. 

Wear Your Heaviest Layers
Wearing your heaviest layers usually only works when it’s a bit chillier out, but even if it’s warmer, always carry or wear your jacket rather than packing it and wear your thickest pants or bulkiest shoes. This will save space and weight in your bag and also it’s typical to get chilly while traveling too, so the extra layers will actually be more comfortable.

Roll Your Clothing
Much like how these flats fold, rolling clothes will save you space in your suitcase and is the best way to make room for the rest of your things. Depending on where you’re staying you’ll still have access to an iron so don’t worry too much about the wrinkles.

Packing can be a stressful experience and it can be hard to fit in everything that you want to bring with you, but if you’re smart and bring only the things you’ll really need you’ll be totally fine. By limiting yourself only to things you’ll actually wear and investing in space-saving shoes packing your bag for your adventures will stop being stressful and will start being fun and allow you to enjoy your travels, regardless of where you’re going.