When you plan a travel vacation, you probably think about every little thing that you need to pack. Not only do vacations usually spur a shopping spree beforehand, but we always think of every possibility. Because of this, we usually end up packing way more than we need to. Of course it’s good to be prepared, but our suitcases only hold so much (and we all know that a second suitcase can be a little pricey). That’s why we’ve listed some tips to help you get the most out of your suitcase.
Organize Your Suitcase Well
If you don’t strategically pack your things, you could be losing a lot of valuable space. That’s why it’s important to fold everything as small as you can and piece together your things so that there’s no empty space that’s not being used. This will help you get the most out of your suitcase.
Start with essentials
Before you pack your suitcase with things that you want to bring, make sure to pack the things you need first. For instance, if you’re going on a San Andres vacation package, then you know that you’ll need to bring swimsuits, sunscreen, and light clothes.
Choose Multi-Functional Items
Try to bring clothes that can be multi-functional. When we say this, we mean clothes that can either be worn more than once (jean shorts, for example) or clothes that go with everything (such as neutral-colored shoes). You may even want to bring things that can be both casual and nice, such as a black dress. Black dresses can be worn during the day with tennis shoes, or dressed up for a night out. This is helpful because you never know what your day will consist of.
Wear Your Largest Wearable Items
If you have a couple of bulky clothing items that you want to bring, wear them in the airport to save yourself space in your suitcase. For instance, if you have tennis shoes and a puffy jacket that you want to bring on your trip, then you can just wear them the day of your flight. The advantage of this is that airports are usually cold anyway, no matter where you fly.
The next time you go on a travel vacation, don’t bother paying expensive fees at the airport. Instead, use these tips to make the most out of your suitcase space.