We have all seen it. The infamous woman in the airport and along side her is a pile of luggage equivalent to 4 times her weight. Its like watching a worker ant tote a pebble across the sidewalk. That lady above is an accurate depiction of me. Confession.. Hi my name is Jasmine and I am a bag lady.
I pack my ENTIRE closet when I travel. Doesn’t even matter the time frame. I could be gone for a long weekend and still find it necessary to pack my prom dress from a million years ago. Hey, you never know when you might be invited to a ball or something like that. Or what if there is a sudden snowstorm in the middle of a Florida summer…better pack a parka.
The best part is, I almost always end up just wearing 3 out of the 100 clothing items I brought.
So my first and major challenge for becoming a traveler is to ditch the excess.
I have been doing some research on the matter (it really shouldn’t be this difficult… BUT IT IS!). So far I have learned these two important tips:
- Pack ONLY the necessities
- Buy when your there
It seems to be a little bit easier for men to pack lightly but it is possible for women as well. Here are some helpful videos that I came across. Hopefully by departure time for my trip I’ll have a packing video to post…if I don’t, it probably means I packed my life away.
Let me know if you have tips for men and women.