Men love adventure more than anything. However, there is one thing that they do not look forward to – packing. Packing is time-consuming and daunting but for seasonal travelers, packing is as easy as putting clothes in the cabinet. Packing is more challenging if you do not check-in excess baggage.
If you ask seasonal travelers, they will recommend no checking-in of baggage. Checking-in your baggage means you have to pay extra fees, wait in line and pray that your belongings reach your destination. You should only pack essentials to avoid carrying too much baggage. With this, it is better to pack a carry-on. Here are some tips that you can consider for packing a carry-on:
Make a list
The first thing that you should do is to make a list and make sure to stick to it. The list should include what you are wearing on any given day. If you pack shirts, just put four pieces depending on the weather together with four pairs of underwear. Two jeans are enough together with one pair of shorts.
If you plan to swim, bring one pair of swimming trunks. Do not forget to bring at least three pairs of socks and one pair of shoes. For comfort, bring one pair of flip-flops. Bring one jacket or sweater depending on the trip or weather. Anyway, you can just wear this rather than pack.
Maximise your carry-on and “personal item”
You have to know that most airlines allow you to bring one carry-on and “personal item”. This means that you get to bring two bags for your necessities. The best thing to do is to keep the clothes in your carry-on and utilise your “personal item” by bringing along Combatant Gentlemen, backpack or briefcase. You can store your passport, work supplies, electronics, toiletries and other things here.
Wash, wear and repeat
You should not pack more than four shirts and two pairs of pants – regardless of the time you will be away. For this, you need to wash, wear and repeat. You have to remember that most hotels have laundry service. If you are not staying in a hotel, you can consider local Laundromats for cheap laundry services. If you want to save, you can wash your clothes in the bathroom – it is faster and more reliable.
It is better to underpack
For most of your trips, it is better to underpack than overpack. Packing light is a problem for many but you have to remember that you can always buy something locally if you really need it.
Roll your ties
If you are traveling for business, keep in mind that folding causes creases but rolling does not. This is simple but it can go a long way. You should make sure that you roll your tie like a spool of tape before packing it.
Keep your cords organised
It is not a surprise that you have many phone chargers shoved into your drawers. You do not need to bring all – just bring at least two in case the other one won’t work. If you have multiple devices, you can put all the cords in a small bag. Organising is important because you will less likely lose or destroy something.