5 Things You Should Never Double Pack When Traveling Light

Packing tips
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Traveling light is one of the best ways to save money during your travels. It takes time to master packing everything you need inside a tiny carry-on and a good place to start is to avoid double-packing unnecessary items.


Packing a second pair of shoes for your trip is a huge waste of space. Go with a comfortable pair that perfectly fits all of your outfits and you’ll never need another pair.


The same rule applies when it comes to choosing the jacket for your trip. Even if you’re traveling during the warmer season, a jacket will take up more space in your suitcase than any other item. That’s why you should pick one that pairs well with everything and put it on right away.


Denim jeans are too bulky and take up too much space, so don’t pack more than a single pair and opt for other types of lightweight bottoms instead.


The perfect number of towels to pack for your trip is zero. Put extra effort into finding accommodation where you can get them for free so they wouldn’t take up half of your carry-on.


If you’re embarking on a short trip, don’t overdo it with makeup and only bring the essentials. When it comes to toiletries, you can skip them altogether if your accommodation provides them.