How to Pack without Overpacking

Is your suitcase about to explode because you overpacked? Use these tips to help you pack without overpacking.

You will need

  • Suitcase
  • Organization
  • Checklist
  • Hotel information
  • Travel-sized containers
  • Leak-proof bags
  • Small carry-on bag or purse

Step 1 Make a checklist Make a checklist of all the items you will need according to your itinerary.

Step 2 Call about hotel amenities Find out which hotel amenities will be included in your room. Many hotels supply hair dryers, toiletries, and pool towels.

Step 3 Pack cosmetics Pack cosmetics and toiletries in travel-sized containers. Seal them in a leak-proof bag, separated from clothes.

Step 4 Stay with 1-2 color schemes Keep clothes and accessories to one to two color schemes, allowing you to mix and match separates.

Step 5 Bring quick dry items Bring a couple quick-dry items that can be handwashed.

Step 6 Roll your clothes Distribute your clothes evenly throughout the bag by rolling your clothes.

Step 7 Hold on to valuables Keep all your jewelry and other valuables in a small carry-on bag or purse. Happy traveling!