How to pack LIGHT

It wasn’t until my last 4 months in Europe that I really realized the struggle of packing light. If you’re in Europe and traveling on a budget you probably are traveling through Ryanair.

Ryanair only allows you to bring a single small bag.(Unless your checking luggage- and no one wants to do that.) I’m talking about the size of a small jansport backpack. If your like me and are traveling for multiple days living out of this backpack, you might want some tips.

Here are my guidelines to packing light.

  1. Check the weather before you pack. If its not cold you DONT need that comfy sweatshirt.
  2. Try on your outfits and plan them before you pack. You don’t need to bring a *backup* shirt if you KNOW what your outfit will look like.
  3. Bring a pair of shoes that you can wear with multiple outfits. Shoes take up the most room.
  4. Be strategic while packing. Large items on the bottom and small on the top. That rolled up shirt can fit into the SMALLEST space in your bag.
  5. Dont be a last minute packer. The more time, the less random stuff you will find in yout bag.

Good luck.

Until next time,


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