How to Pack Light in the Winter

Winter packing
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There are always benefits to packing light, ranging from allowing you to avoid checking a suitcase to making it easier for you to carry your things around. But it’s definitely much easier to pack light in the summer when your clothes are small and lightweight. Is it still possible to pack light in the winter? We think it is, if you follow these three tips.

Roll Your Clothes

Rolling instead of folding your clothes is a popular packing technique that is said to save space. If you aren’t packing bulky items, it isn’t always necessary, but if you are, it can make a huge difference. It’s invaluable for winter packing.

Wear Your Bulkiest Stuff on the Plane

Sure, it might be a little uncomfortable walking through security and sitting on a plane in a fluffy parka and chunky scarf, but you’ll be glad you did when it allows you to fit twice as many clothes in your suitcase. Don’t forget, you can always take these off during your flight.

Use the Right Bag

A lot of the time, you’ll be able to fit much more winter clothing in a flexible bag like a duffle or a light travel backpack than you can in more rigid luggage like a hard-shell suitcase.