Packing Tips

Every second Tuesday, I release a ‘Tuesday Tales‘ post from someone I have met on my travels who shares info about their experiences. Because one of the questions was their three best packing tips, I decided to put all the packing tips here on one page so that others can benefit from them.

If you’d like to see how I packed for a 10-day trip to Ireland, click here.

Michael Bihl
* You can re-wear a lot of clothes, so only pack about two of each item.
* Roll your clothes rather than fold them.
* Bring a small satchel along in which to keep your vitals (phone, wallet, book, passport, water, mp3 player) in case you get separated from your main luggage (for example, if it gets loaded into the back of a van).

Sammi Joy
* Pack your bag twice, once for weight, and if it’s a back pack test it on your back. Then take it all out and start again, and you’ll notice what’s essential and what’s not.
* Think about what can be purchased at your destination, to save yourself some space/ weight.
* Go easy on the socks, especially if you’re coming to Thailand. You don’t need that many pairs and they’re easily washable.

Cody Mårkin
* The big one is DON’T OVER PACK! Trust me!
* Don’t worry about packing all the little toiletry things. You can buy them at the place you’re going. Cheaply too!
* Take a nice dress shirt, just in case you want to go to a nice bar or club.

Mel McDonnell
* Take backpack with wheels and a multi purpose pen knife.  (Do not leave knife in hand luggage by mistake.)
* Always pack a sarong. They are so versatile you can use for a bed sheet, towel, on the beach, as a skirt, a top, a dress, use as a bag, roll into a pillow, have a picnic on it…etc…etc. best travelling item!
* When packing nail varnishes, just take 2 then mix the colours to make lots of different variations on your trip

Sammi Joy
* Pack your bag twice, once for weight age, and if it’s a back pack test it on your back. Then take it all out and start again, and you’ll notice what’s essential and what’s not.
* Think about what can be purchased at your destination, to save yourself some space/ weight.
* Go easy on the socks, especially if you’re coming to Thailand. You don’t need that many pairs and they’re easily washable.

Raj Dhamecha
* Always take a camera.
* Divide your money on your person and in your hand bag.
* Pack as light as you can but always take at least one nice outfit.  You never know when you might need it.

Kylie Millar
* Roll, don’t fold.
* Take half the clothes you think you need and double the money.  You can never have enough knickers though.
* Put things inside things, inside things, inside things.  Like a Russian doll.  Maximise that space!

Helen Anderson
You never need most of the stuff you are packing. Always take at least half away and then a bit more.
* Roll your clothes.
* Tissue paper keeps shirts crease free.
* Less is more. You don’t want to be lugging stuff around, it makes you look daft and you are more likely to lose stuff.

 

 

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