8 Tips to Help You Pack Faster and Lighter


What are your plans for the Christmas season? Are you going on vacation somewhere with the entire family? If you’re planning on a trip, don’t forget to send Mixbook Christmas cards for your friends and relatives back home. To help you pack smarter, here are a few useful packing tips.

  1. Use Packing Cubes

Packing cubes will keep you organized. It will also make things a lot easier when you know exactly where everything is. It’s also an efficient way to pack as you can conveniently transfer these packing cubes in the hotel cabinets or drawers.

  1. Pack Essentials Separately

Imagine how inconvenient it will be when your phone charger or earplugs are inside your suitcase. It’s better to have a separate pouch for these essentials. Headphones, wallet, extra cash and other essentials should be within your reach.

  1. Only Bring Half of What You Originally Packed

It’s so tempting to pack everything you’d like to take with you. What you can do is to only bring half of what’s on your suitcase. Don’t bring the things you think you’ll need on your trip. The bottom line is to only bring the essentials.

  1. Pack the Socks Inside Your Shoes

You can retain the form of your shoes when your socks are placed inside them. Of course, the best part would is: you can save a lot of space in your carry-on bag. Just remember, don’t pack a lot of shoes with you. A pair would do especially when you’ll be out only for a few days.

  1. Always Keep a Checklist

You’ll need a checklist to ensure you don’t forget the essentials and anything else that you’ll need for the trip. It’s best practice to make the checklist a few days before your scheduled trip. Otherwise, it will be stressful if you do it the last minute. Chances are you’ll forget something.

  1. Don’t Fold but Roll Your Clothes

You’ve probably heard of this useful tip. Rolling clothes saves you a lot of suitcase space. You can easily locate clothes when you roll them rather than folding them.

  1. Pack a First-Aid Kit

Just to be on the safe side, pack a medical kit containing antibiotics, antihistamines, pain relievers, band-aids, vitamins and other prescription medications you’ll need. Put this on a separate pouch.

  1. Bring a Laundry Bag

Keep the dirty clothes off by placing them on your laundry bag. This will keep things in order and in place. Also, you can just grab them when you decide to visit the laundry shop.

Create Indelible Memories

Packing the right way is only the first step for your memorable vacation. Maximize your experience by making friends with the locals, eating their food and trying something new. And don’t forget to always have fun.