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There are a lot of items we pack but never use on the trip. Most of us are aware of that annoying feeling of carrying around too many bags through airports, train stations, side walk, etc. How to avoid it? Know the joy of packing smart. A lighter suitcase means easier mobility. Here are some basic hacks to help you pack like a pro:

Start with the right luggage

Yes, the first step is to get a good luggage. No broken zipper and frayed edges. Modern luggage saves space with divided sections, compression straps, 360-degree wheels, etc. Also, ensure that you are aware of the airlines’ baggage policies to avoid any trouble later.

Pack light but don’t forget your essentials

Make a packing list and decide what you are going to wear so as to avoid overpacking. Don’t forget your trekking shoes, a jacket or an extra charger. If you don’t know what to pack, stick to the 1-2-3-4-5-6 rule. 1 hat, 2 pairs of shoes, 3 pairs of bottom wear, 4 shirts, 5 pairs of socks and 6 sets of underwear. Pack additional things depending on the season.

Stock up on basic medication

Feeling unwell when you are on a trip can we awful. You don’t want to run around looking for pharmacies when you are sick. Pack a small bag with your medicines, and as an extra precautionary measure, do carry a small first-aid box.

Carry documents and printout of your itinerary

To avoid hassles, especially when you are travelling solo, carry copies of your itinerary and all your important documents like passport, ID card, Pan Card, etc. Also, ensure that you leave your detailed itinerary with a friend or family member, if you are travelling to a remote place.

Know the rolling technique

Rolling your clothes is one of the best hacks as it saves space and reduces wrinkling. But do you really know how to roll? Watch a video that teaches you the military roll technique.

Use bags for toiletries and cosmetics

Keep fragile items, personal care products and bottles of perfume or cologne in zip-able bags just in case they leak. Using compression bags or small pouches for your products also saves space and makes your luggage much more organised.

Remember these hacks the next time you travel and pack smart!

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