Planning on traveling this winter? Looking for ways to NOT overpack when traveling during the colder winter weather months? Good idea. You definitely want to avoid lugging around heavy suitcases while traveling, and by learning a few simple tips for packing light in the wintertime you won’t have to. Since the winter months are right around the corner, now’s the time for you to understand how to pack for winter as it really does require a whole new packing approach.
Ready to learn some really great tips that will make packing in the wintertime a breeze?
How to Pack Lighter During Cold Months – A Few Tips
Packing appropriately for each and every trip is definitely an art. You don’t want to under pack as you want to be sure you bring everything you need, and you don’t want to over pack as this can make it difficult for you to find anything, and overpacked luggage is heavy! This makes it a fine line when it comes to packing the perfect suitcase.
When packing for wintertime travel, of course you’re going to need to pack clothes that are going to keep you warm, like sweaters, jackets, warm pants, scarves, etc. So what are a few things you can do to make packing when traveling during cold weather super simple?
Here’s a list of the best winter packing tips you can follow.
TIP: Wear your heaviest sweater and bulkiest coat when boarding your plane.
TIP: Put your jacket in your carry-on bag it the bag is large enough.
TIP: Wear one pair of weatherproof winter boots and bring two pairs of really warm socks.
TIP: Pack a neutral colored lightweight hat, 2 neutral colored scarves, and a pair of thin, neutral colored waterproof gloves. Neutral colors go with everything!
TIP: Pack thin items that can be layered, i.e. thin sweaters, thermal tops, thermal bottoms.
TIP: Pack 2 pairs of warm pants, one black pair and one neutral colored pair.
TIP: Use a compression bag to pack thick sweaters and jackets.
TIP: Invest in a quality, lightweight carry-on bag that offers lots of pockets for organizing.
TIP: Instead of packing pajamas, sleep in thermals.
TIP: Plan out your wardrobe be laying out all of your options on your bed so you can create at least 10 outfits by mixing and matching the same items.
Good to Know! When you board a plane, the further back you go the less likely you’ll have any overhead space to put your belongings.
Elite Travel Management Group, Inc