This is a spontaneous post for me since I really find a hard time to pack light for short trips. I usually end up packing more instead the supposed number of clothes I should bring.
Traveling Light or Pack Light
Then whenever we would travel outside metro for a short while, I seem like bringing my house wherever I go. Even if we are just headed to the mall, it is likely for me to bring a first aid kit because we never know when we’ll get wounded or dirty or unsanitary. This is a challenge for me especially I just recently went home to just vote.
Goal: To have no check-in baggage as much as possible.Click To Tweet
So for my recent escape to Legazpi, I only packed my gadgets (laptop, phone, tablet), chargers, calligraphy stuff (just a few) and my mothers’ day gift to mom. My goal was to have only one bag but I ended up having two (2). I did not anymore include clothes since I still have clothes here and it’s just a short trip. It feels like an overnight or sleepover.
So, here’s how I think I travel light:
- Check the schedule of the trip. — If it will be more than 3 days, that’s my cue to pack more. But if the trip will just be like 3D2N, I will just bring 2 sets of clothes and 1 sleepwear.
- List down the activities that will be done during the trip. — If it will involve more strenuous activities, I’d lessen my gadgets to make room for more clothes. Thus, still being able to travel light.
- Check the place where are you going to stay. — If it’s a quick trip to your hometown, then it’s highly advisable not to bring so much since it’s your home. Surely, you still have clothes left there or you could just use your sibling’s clothes or even your mom’s.
Traveling light is tricky since we think that we need those when we go somewhere yet in the end, when we reach our destination, we would rethink and say, “Oh why did I bring this?” It may not happen to some, but to others, it may have. Also, it would be great if we really leave some clothes somewhere like our home back at our provinces and use those whenever we are there.
The key to traveling light is to not bring the unnecessary stuff. Click To Tweet