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It’s vacation time: Here’s how you can travel more like a minimalist

Alexa Goins
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Alexa Goins

When it comes to so many things in life, less is always more. Yet, we usually have such a hard time implementing this line of thinking when we’re packing for a trip. That’s why we’re here to offer some tips to help you channel your inner minimalist and keep you from overpacking for your next summer vacation.

Keep in mind, these helpful tidbits pertain to anybody, whether you’re going to the beach for a day, skipping town for a weekend getaway, or traveling for extended holiday abroad.

 It’s vacation time: Here’s how you can travel more like a minimalist

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First up, if you don’t wear it in your everyday life, leave it at home. This one might seem like common sense but I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve packed a tulle skirt for a trip once, thinking I might wear it for the first time during a trip to Europe. Did I wear that thing? Absolutely not. Keep it simple and only bring items that you actually wear. Leave the rest at home.

 It’s vacation time: Here’s how you can travel more like a minimalist

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This is an important note for all those who choose to lug around a massive bag that you could actually fit another human inside: Purposely choose to pack in a smaller bag than you normally would. Try a backpack instead of a rolling carry-on. In picking a smaller bag, you’re forcing yourself to work with a smaller amount of space and therefore, you’ll trick yourself into bringing less. The best part? You won’t have to worry about hauling a huge suitcase across the airport.

I know not everyone will be down to follow this particular tip, but don’t be afraid to re-wear items. In your everyday life, you probably have a select portion of your closet that you actually use and from that group, you wear the same items multiple times a month and probably a couple times a week. But, when we travel, we seem to forget this. You can still look fresh in your travel Instagram pictures wearing the same pair of jeans. No one will care, trust us. And to be on the safe side, just put different filters on the images. Genius!

 It’s vacation time: Here’s how you can travel more like a minimalist

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We’d love to hear more of your tips on how to hop from vacation to vacation like a minimalist. Please use the comments section down below and help our community become better travelers! And who knows, we might even feature the best tips in a future post.