1. Skip travel size products. They’re rarely worth the value they are trying to convey. Purchase travel sized bottles instead and fill them up yourself with products you already use and love! A more sustainable idea is to use empty bottles that you already own.
2. Invest in a quality water bottle. When you’re traveling, you’re bound to get thirsty, and touristy places love to up-sell water bottles. Bring your own bottle and fill it up along the way. It’s an economical item to pack. Even better, purchase a bottle that has a filter built into the cap. You can find these at most convenient stores.
3. Pack the right clothes. Pack items that serve more
than one purpose. Packing a jacket and a raincoat for
instance will be heavier and take up more room than packing a windbreaker alone.
4. Roll it up! Heavier items can be folded and placed towards the bottom of the bag, but trust me when I say, rolling shirts is going to save space you didn’t know you had.
5. Packing light is packing right. Don’t pack your bag to the max. Leave space in your luggage for souvenirs and mementos that you’ll pick up along the way. It will save you from having to checkin a bag on the plane (if you’re flying) and it’s just more efficient.