Minimalist is the one who simplifies life and lives well with less stuff around you. Some of the minimalistic practices require you to own less than 100 things. Being surrounded by few things can free you from feeling overwhelmed or worried.
However, minimalism isn’t something that’s limited to just keeping your home and workspace clutter-free. It’s also an empowering way to travel and see the world. Especially if you’re on a budget or planning a long trip. But heavy baggage can slow you down during exciting times of exploration. Traveling minimally can help you cheaper flight fares, be more comfortable on the road, waste less time waiting for bags to arrive, have a lower risk of theft.
Here are 5 tips to pack like a minimalist!
1.Invest in a well-organized bag:
Although minimalism is all about not accumulating more stuff to fill your life with, some items are worth investing in for the long-term if you’re an enthusiastic traveler. One of these items is a well-organized travel bag with plenty of pockets and versatility options. Look into buying a reliable bag that converts into a backpack from a rolled suitcase and that features a detachable daypack. Pockets are definitely your friend when traveling minimally to separate and stay organized with your toiletries, electronics, and clothes.
Bring only necessary clothes. Your fashion mindset needs to shift a bit to embrace minimalist travel. Instead of focusing your packing list on the outfits you might want, focus it on the items you’ll definitely need. Wool is a good option because it’s naturally odor-resistant, dries fast, keeps you warm, and doesn’t wrinkle. Also, try rolling your clothes tightly to conserve space in your bag and prevent some avoidable wrinkles.
Toiletries take up a lot of room in a suitcase and have a tendency to explode under pressure and leak out to make big messes. Minimalize your travel by focussing on the basics like toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, and lotion. You can pick up other toiletries, such as sunscreen and bug spray, as needs present themselves during your trip.
Wear comfortable and handy Shoes. There’s nothing more frustrating than packing trendy shoes but they are completely uncomfortable and causing blisters when you’re out and about. So a comfortable pair of shoes is essential because there are chances that you’ll be walking more than usual when you travel.
Merge your electronics. It’s a good idea to have a smartphone with you while traveling for directions, safety, and to stay in touch. Seriously consider whether you’ll really have time to work and use your laptop while traveling before you carry heavy devices on your adventure. The latest smartphones have excellent cameras these days, so consider making do with your smartphone camera unless you’re serious about photography. USB rechargeable electronics can help minimize the number of chargers you need to bring along.
The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton
Travel and vacation can improve your productivity and helps to achieve financial independence and can foster your early retirement.
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