Tips for traveling light on your winter holiday

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You’re getting ready for your winter holiday and you realize that you have way too much stuff. 

It’s time to weed out the unnecessary and figure out how to travel light. There are a few things to keep in mind when trying to lighten your load.

For one, think about the activities you will be doing on your trip. Another thing to consider is the temperature changes at your destination. There are ways to reduce the amount of weight you’re carrying without leaving anything important behind.

Here’s how.

Stick to a color scheme

Sticking to a color scheme will help you to be more organized and efficient with your packing.

Start by picking two or three colors and then mix and match different items that match those colors.

For example, if you’re going with a monochrome color scheme, you could pack a white top, black bottom, and grey outerwear. And for ladies, don’t forget about accessories—a colorful scarf or a pair of fun earrings can instantly brighten up an outfit.

Edit your beauty routine

The holidays are a time when we all want to look our best, but that doesn’t mean you have to overpack your beauty bag.

Start by editing your routine down to the essentials. Pack your beauty basics and bring along a moisturizing lip balm and hand cream. And don’t forget sunscreen—even in the winter, you need to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

If you wear makeup, pack the products you can’t live without, but leave the rest behind. You can always buy new makeup when you get to your destination. And if you’re worried about scrambling to find your stuff in your suitcase, consider packing your beauty products in a ziplock bag.

Make a list and stick to it
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If you know what you’re taking with you, you won’t be tempted to pack unnecessary items. A good way to avoid this is to make a list of the items you need and then stick to it. If something doesn’t make the list, don’t bring it. It’s as simple as that.

Invest in versatile pieces and roll your clothes

When it comes to packing for your winter holiday, the key is to invest in pieces that are versatile and can be worn in multiple ways.

That way, you can pack fewer clothes and have more room in your suitcase. Another packing tip: roll your clothes instead of folding them. It will take up less space and they will less likely to have creases.

It can be tough to pack light for a winter holiday—after all, you need to consider the day and night temperature fluctuations. But with a little bit of planning and some smart packing tips, you can travel light and still have everything you need. Here are a few tips we’ve mentioned earlier: pack clothes you can layer so you can adjust to the temperature changes, choose versatile clothing that can be mixed and matched, and bring along essential items that you can’t live without. With these recommendations in mind, you can pack everything you need into a suitcase and be ready for your winter holiday.

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