How To Travel Light

Wish you could pack more efficiently? Tired of carrying cumbersome bags on all your trips? Next time you’re trying to travel light, just remember the letters T-R-A-V-E-L, and you’ll not only remember what to bring, you’ll remember how you brought it.

The mnemonic stands for Toiletries, Reading Materials, “Aid” Pack, Vital Documents, Electronics and Laundry., and has been created by Travelite FAQ to keep you organized on the road.

“The secret is to compartmentalize all of your goodies by category, putting things into sacks, bags, envelopes and packs. This will allow you to easily get to the item you are looking for. When you open up your pack the most that will happen is that some smaller sacks will tumble out, ready for you to grasp. Use the following mnemonic to help you remember how.”

Most of us who travel frequently have developed one system or another, but having a thought-out, fine-tuned method of organizing my stuff that’s the same every on every trip will be a great time-saver and stress-reducer.

What tips and tricks do you have for hassle-free packing?

[via Lifehacker]