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Travelling light is something easier said than done, particularly when you are travelling with your little ones! Even just packing itself can be tough, with little fingers often pinching things from cases when you’re not looking!
So why travel light? Well…first and foremost, it saves you money! If you manage to get all your bits and pieces in a carry-on bag, like our Trunki for your tots, or a Jurni for example, then you won’t have to pay anything extra to use the airplane’s hold. On top of this, travelling light makes the whole process more manageable – an airport becomes a much easier place to navigate when you have easy-to-move, light luggage – the last thing you want to be dealing with is large amounts of heavy cases when you have an excited tot running around!
So, we thought we would give you some top Trunki tips on travelling light…
Travelling Light – Top Tips
Pack the essentials – Your little ones are always going to have their little creature comforts, but if try asking yourself, ‘what is it I actually need?’ you will be surprised at how your luggage reduces in size! Only packing the essential things is a great way to travel lighter. Your tot is going to want their favourite toys and comforters, but if you can convince them to take their smaller favourites, like a cuddly toy rather than a beach ball, you would certainly be saving some space!
Pack efficiently – Pack with space in mind, instead of just chucking your items in a suitcase, think about ways you can save space. Putting socks in your spare pair of shoes for example…or folding shirts in the most efficient way. You will find that if you pack with space in mind, you might be able to get all your items into one case, rather than haphazardly into two!
Think destination – If your going away to a hot destination, your little one probably isn’t going to need their raincoat! Always try and think about what items you and your family are actually going to use.
Choose your clothing wisely – Try to avoid packing clothing that is made from heavy or bulky materials, if you want to keep warm, a good tip is layers of thin clothes, rather than massive jumpers and coats. Consider the clothing you are packing in terms of appearance as well; try to choose clothes that compliment each other, if they have the rare ‘this goes with anything’ trait, then perfect! Packing clothing like this means you have lots of different combinations, using just a few different items of clothing.
Pack multi-purpose items – Multi-purpose accessories are very popular these days, and they can be very useful! Swapping two items for a combined accessory will save space and weight, and will also make it easier for you to keep track of everything…we all know those little ones have a habit of running away with something and loosing it…no one said its cheap to be a parent! If you want some examples of multipurpose items, take a look here.
So there you have it! Some top Trunki Tips on how to travel light – try it out next time you go away with the family…and share some of your top tips with us in the comments below!