Successfully packing for a trip begins with planning. Instead of procrastinating until the night or morning before departure, travelers should spend a couple days going over everything they need.
This prevents adding items that will remain unused and waste space in luggage. Making a packing list may also be helpful so that essentials are not forgotten.
In addition to planning clothing items, travelers must plan the cost of their luggage. Trying to fit everything into a carry-on to avoid costly baggage fees can dramatically affect how many clothes and other items may be taken. Further, travelers should keep in mind that their airline’s baggage rules may be different depending on whether the flight is domestic or international.