Before we go through the concept of minimalist travel and travel lighter; we should agree that everyone has a different travel style. We all pack different things, and the way we pack also varies.
You don’t have to follow all of these hacks but do consider them as your options to minimalist travel.
These tips aren’t just for minimalist travellers. They’re open to everyone that struggle to keep their luggage or backpack within most of the airline baggage allowance.
Have an organized system in your bag
Whether you’re travelling with a backpack or a wheeled luggage bag, keeping your things organized is always the way to go. Not only it will be tidier, it will also help if you need to find something in a quick way.
Besides putting the heaviest item at the middle; packing your clothes in small packing cubes is something you need to try when you are packing for your next holiday.
The cube is so easy to use and have been proven to help travellers to save the space in their bags. They’re mainly used to keep clothes.
Another tips are rolling your clothes. It is better than folding them as this is more efficient for maximizing the space in your bag.
Use resealable bags if you don't have any 'proper' bag organizer. The key here is to properly segregate and organize your bag better. For instance; use small pouch or toiletry bag for all your gadget related thingy such as cables, charger, powerbank etc.
Maximize all the space you have
Throughout my travel journey, I always stick to my 'one-bag' policy without left out any necessary item. But again, as I said earlier; we packed differently. But if you wonder how I did it, it's all about maximizing all the space I have.
The space in your shoes - if I were to travel with an extra pair of shoes, I use it to stuff all the socks, boxers or even a lightweight shirt or two. Do use this tips wisely since you might end up packing more because of all the free spaces you have.