Posted by Stacey on Dec 2, 2010 in Holiday Organization, Mom Moments, Reduce Your Carbon Footprint, Sanity Savers, Travel & Lifestyle, What You Need & Where to Put It, Where I’m Going, Where I’ve Been | 0 comments
Airline travel ain’t what it used to be! First, there’s basically no more “free” food, unless you want to consider a tiny bag of peanuts a sufficient snack. And now that most airlines are charging for checked bags, lightening your load is a good idea. There is a way to get around these little annoyances, however, and it starts with something my mom has always told me:
Once you’ve ‘finished’ packing, bring half of what’s in your suitcase and take twice as much money!
Of course, in the winter months, packing lighter is almost impossible because you tend to have bulkier items, but here are few tips that can help you pack lighter and not have to check a bag:
One thing I can say, is that the regulations of having to put all liquids in 3 oz. or less bottles has been a blessing in disguise for people who would pack 8 oz. or larger containers of lotions and shampoos, which for four to five days, is completely unnecessary. And, if you’re not all that particular about what type of shampoo you use and you’re staying at a hotel, don’t bother packing it at all because it’ll be there waiting for you!
We all love the comforts of home, but to minimize back pain from carrying too much stuff and paying for each suitcase checked (and having to wait for it at baggage claim and the possibility of it getting “lost”), try lightening your load and living without ALL the creature comforts. Change is good and travelling can give you a new perspective on what you really need…and what you can do without.