PACK LIKE A PRO

From pack­ing your footwear smart to ditch­ing the sta­ples — here’s how you can pack smart for a week­end get­away

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - LIFESTYLE - Bhavika Mar­waha

Who doesn’t love week­end get­aways? While the prospect of hills and a long drive seems envy-in­duc­ing, it is the strug­gle to pack smart that gets to many of us. To help re­duce your pack­ing woes, here are some tips that will help you travel light and smart:

Keep it light: One trick to trav­el­ling light is to pack a small bag. When you choose a smaller bag, you au­to­mat­i­cally bring down the num­ber of items that you want to carry. So that way you won’t have to worry about lug­ging your stuff around and it will also help you get rid of ex­cess.

Be eco-wise: Pack­ing your things in eco-friendly, re­cy­cled bags makes your travel not only or­gan­ised, but also pro­motes re­spon­si­ble be­hav­iour among your travel bud­dies. Or­gan­ise your items in dis­tinct bags and spruce them with your per­sonal artis­tic touch.

Don’t carry the sta­ples: You may love your favourite body wash or that body lo­tion you swear you can’t do with­out. But when space is an is­sue, make an ex­cep­tion! Don’t let heavy-set cos­met­ics and toi­letries that are eas­ily avail­able at your travel lo­cale weigh you down — fig­u­ra­tively and lit­er­ally!

The sneaky mantra :If you are car­ry­ing footwear, which is heavy in weight and is oc­cu­py­ing a lot of space in your bag — don’t pack it, just wear it! Slip into those sneak­ers, pack the flats.

The shoe mantra: Usu­ally, a pair of shoes can take a lot of space. But you can use them in many ways. Utilise the in­side space of the shoes by putting your socks in them. Also, pack your shoes on their ei­ther sides to max­imise the space be­tween them.

Mix n’ match: When it comes to clothes, al­ways pack low­ers that you can pair with var­ied items. Avoid pack­ing full-fledged nightwear — a solid pair­ing of T-shirt and shorts can go a long way.

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