When we travel it is important to be able to move freely without our baggage and luggage weighing us down. If you think it isn’t necessary to travel light, think again!
You’ll surely get excited when you are about to leave for a trip. So, you’ll prepare all the stuff you want to bring and end up with three or more bags.
Well, do you think it would be easy to bring all your stuff to the airport or to the hotel? Just imagine the hassle it could give you.
What you should do is eliminate stuff and lessen your luggage. One carry-on and one luggage are enough.
So, if you wonder why there is a need to pack light. Or if you still insist on carrying all the stuff you want to bring, check on the points below.
It might change your mind and you might consider traveling light at the end of this article. Read on and learn the reasons why you should be packing light on your travels.
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Travel light means to travel with ease.
The one big reason why you should be traveling light is this. It would be a lot easier to travel with a few things to carry.
So, no matter how far you will be going, you will have easier mobility with a lighter bag.
You can have more fun while on travel. And miss the stressful and hassle part of minding your luggage.
Preparing for your trip is easier.
Packing is one thing that bothers most travelers. Simply because there would be a need to fit in all the things they want to bring for just a single bag.
Well, just imagine how tiring it would be to pack so many bags! Hence, pack light while choosing only those that you really need for your travel.
This will make it a lot easier for you to prepare your stuff. You can start by listing the things you need. Then you can do elimination on some of the stuff while you do the packing.
I usually do this when we are going backpacking or on a road trip.
All of my clothes and accessories that I want to bring are spread out on the bed. And while fitting all of them inside one backpack, I take out those that I feel I don’t need.
Your things are easier to secure.
It would be a headache if you need to look into so many bags just to make sure that you won’t lose one. Your thoughts will be focused only on one or maybe two bags if you pack light.
Your sense of security is greatly enhanced.
You are able to save money.
Yes, you will be able to save a lot if you don’t have too much stuff with you. You won’t need to pay excess for transportation because you occupy more.
Another is that you don’t have to hire a taxi because you won’t be lugging heavy stuff with you. You can easily get on the local transportation like on a bus or tuk-tuks, or jeepneys or the train.
Also, you will be saved from paying for checked-in baggage. Especially for extra charges if the weight of your bags exceeds the limit.
Instead of spending money on your luggage, you can spend it on other activities during the trip.
You have more flexibility.
Walking past a crowd of people will be easier with one or two bags with you. You will also find it easier to walk on airports or seaports while you locate your seat.
I find this very convenient especially when we travel on peak season. There’ll be more people on the terminal or port. And it’s always a hassle when you have too many bags with you and you need to find a seat.
Another thing, you can just place your luggage under the seat or on the overhead bin without hassle. You won’t need to call for help from a steward in order to position your pieces of stuff well.
Your things are easier to carry.
Well, obviously, it is easier to carry light bags than heavy ones.
Choose bags that are lightweight. There are bags that are already heavy even if they are still empty.
Using light bags and placing enough stuff inside it will be easier for you while on the road. You will feel at ease if you could carry your stuff well and comfortably.
You are free from muscle pain.
Health wise, travelling light is good. You know why?
Because if you carry so many luggage or you have a very heavy bag, you will have muscle pains and back pains.
Who wants to feel tired, exhausted and in pain while on a trip? No one.
So, save yourself from pain by bringing easy to carry bags.
You can walk around with it.
We have tackled on security already. You want to make sure that your belongings are safe. You don’t want to leave it just anywhere.
Hence, it is always safer to just carry your bags around with you when you go somewhere.
Imagine dragging so many bags with you. That would definitely be hard. Lighter bags could be carried with you when you walk around.
It is more practical.
Of course, it is practical.
Just imagine that you would carry your bag from your home to the airport. Then from the airport to your hotel.
When you get to the hotel, you would need to bring that to your room.
Wouldn’t it be better if you have light luggage so it would be easier to bring them from one place to another?
Courtesy to other travelers.
You are not the only one travelling. If you have so many luggage with you, you might block ways. And you can even cause delays that would annoy other passengers who are in a hurry to get to their flights.
Aside from that, you might use the entire overhead bin and leave no space for other passengers. You want to have a good time while on travel, so are other passengers.
So, don’t do anything that would annoy them and would ruin their enjoyable trip.
So, have you decided to pack light now? Well, you should.
You don’t want to feel stressed just because of the number of bags you carry. Or due to the heavy load, you bring with you while on the trip.
The points we have stated above will surely encourage you to learn the art of traveling light because traveling with heavy stuff is no joke and no fun at all!
So, the next time you’ll board the plane, make sure you’ll pack light.
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