We all look forward to our trips, and want to be prepared. Depending on the length of the trip, plan ahead for items to take that will mix and match to avoid over packing. Try to choose luggage that is of standard shape to avoid extra fees. If one is going on an extended trip, try shipping larger items ahead. Not only will they be there when you arrive, but usually ship cheaper than if they are handled by an airline and there is less chance of getting lost.
- Packing has specific strategies which are not easy to master but one should consider the fact that airlines can charge a fortune for overweight luggage.
- The author recommends that a smart way to pack is to bring fewer shoes. That is, pack only what one realistically needs.
- People also overpack by bringing too many books. The author recommends that one should not bring any or one or two if at all.
“As someone who has traveled all over the world, I’ve rounded up 10 packing mistakes that are causing you to over-pack and thus, to pay too much on luggage.”