10 STEPS TO PACKING FOR ANYWHERE
To help simplify the packing process, we’ve created this 10 step packing guide for any trip. Make this your first stop when planning your next trip. And don’t forget to download your free packing checklist!
How do I Pack for a Trip in Just One Suitcase?
This is a common packing question and we can help you by breaking it down in the following steps. Follow these 10 steps to learn how!
To master the art of packing light, you’ll need to use this key concept to help you pack strategically, efficiently, and even stylishly: a capsule travel wardrobe. Take a look at TFG’s Signature Packing Lists for four unique travel wardrobe suggestions and if you need more help understanding how to mix and match, colors, styling, and essential clothing items, read Pack Stylishly Light which will introduce you to the basics.
Once you understand the idea of creating a strategic travel wardrobe, review our international packing lists to get an idea about what type of clothing you need in specific destinations. If you don’t see your destination listed, post a question on TFG’s Facebook Page or search our tips by continent.
Choose versatile shoes that match all your clothing and pack no more than 2-4 pairs. In fact, most travelers agree that three is the magic number! Read this 10 step guide to packing the best travel shoes for any trip.
Don’t overpack shoes and always prioritize comfort over fashion. Yes, you read correctly. With shoes, comfort beats fashion because if your feet start hurting, you can say goodbye to enjoying the rest of your trip.
Browse our top travel shoe suggestions based on the footwear most recommended by TFG’s readers.
If it’s your first time traveling or you struggle with overpacking, review this packing course which shows you specific techniques to plan for an efficient and highly functional travel wardrobe for any trip. If you have a complicated itinerary or a trip with to varying weather, you might particularly benefit from reading the course.
If you haven’t already purchased your luggage, take a look at the top recommendations for:
- Suitcase Recommendations
- Carry-on Suitcases
- Rolling Duffle Bags
- Travel Backpacks
- Weekender Bags
- Toiletry Bags
One of the most important aspects about packing efficiently is using travel organizers. Watch this packing video to learn how to use packing cubes to maximize space and ensure everything fits into one bag every time.
These are the top 12 reasons why I prefer packing cubes to other organizers.
Don’t forget to do your research! Determine what activities you will do on your trip to help you pack only the clothing you will use.
Reference these 10 step guides on packing by trip length for additional tips:
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