Here are some tips to help you prevent overweight luggage.
1 – Prepare a checklist
Before you make your case, you must begin by preparing a list of essential elements you’ll need during your stay, and please : no “in case”! There are smartphone applications to help you doing this, such as LuggageChecklist for Android and GetPacked for iPhone.
2 – Optimize space
Clothes usually occupy much space. A simple technique is to lay them flat in the bag, with the least possible folds. You can also flatten them with an iron. Roll underwear and socks into a ball, it allows you to fill all the holes (eg shoes) and well stall all your belongings.
The goal is not to reduce the weight, but to gain volume.
3 – Cosmetics small size
The shampoo, soap, deodorant … are often the heaviest items in your suitcase. It is best to use small bottles or to purchase them once arrived to destination.
4 – Take on self
Another effective tip to reduce the weight of baggage is to take the maximum on self at your departure (Jacket, hiking shoes, books …), your case will be much lighter.
5 – Travel light
If you travel light, you will always find what you really need when you arrive. Besides, you’ll have enough space to fill with souvenirs, especially if you decide to leave some of your luggage behind.