How To Pack Light For A Trip

Day 306/365: Why would you even pack your whole wardrobe?

I’m almost ready for my trip!!

Starting tomorrow, I’ll be on the road for about three weeks, visiting a new country and revisiting a favourite of mine. People usually would say they need three pairs of shoes, 7 T-shirts and 7 jeans, 3 jackets and 14 pairs of underwear for a trip like this.

I never do that. I always travel light. Why? Because it’s hell carrying your bags on the subway, on the tram, through airports and train stations. I’m going on a trip, so why would I want to make my task of getting there safely even harder? I shouldn’t, so I’m not.

Here’s what I’ll be packing for my 5-nights stay in Istanbul:

Carry-on bag: laptop (can’t leave home without it) Kindle, chargers, nightshades and earplugs, passport and wallet;

Checked baggage: 5 pairs of socks and underwear (one for each night) 3 T-shirts, two jeans and two jackets/hoodies, one head cap, one pair of shoes, toiletries.

That’s it! It takes me 10 minutes to put all of that together. Less than that, actually. If my clothes really get dirty (which they aren’t because there are showers in Istanbul and I can, you know, have a shower in the morning and one in the afternoon, as normal people do) I can always find a cleaning service and have them washed up. It can’t cost more than 4–5 bucks.

Those 5 bucks save me from a lot of weight carrying down the streets, hotel staircases and long airport lines. The lighter the bags, the better you’ll feel about your trip and the easier you’ll get ready for it.

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