Quick Tips to Help You Pack Lighter for Your Euro Trip

Planning a euro trip over the December period? Here are a few simple tips that will keep your luggage as light as possible.

Planning a euro trip over the December period? Here are a few simple tips that will keep your luggage as light as possible.

There’s nothing quite like spending a snowy December in the beautiful cities of Europe – it just has an entirely different energy about it. However, if you’re going to brace the colder temperatures, you’re going to need the right clothing.

So, how do you decide what to pack without having to bring your entire wardrobe along with you and pay extra fees for overweight baggage?

Pro Packing Tips for Your Upcoming Euro Trip

The further up north you go in December, the more severe the temperatures are going to be, so take this into account when you’re packing for your upcoming trip.

Here are a few tips that will ensure your luggage is as light as it can possibly be throughout your euro trip.

  • Start with a Smaller Suitcase

If you have smaller luggage available to you, start with that. When you have more space, you automatically want to start filling it with more clothing and items you think you’ll need. By starting smaller, you’re forced to be more picky about your clothing and accessory choices.

  • Pack for the Best-Case Scenario

Instead of packing for the worst possible scenario, rather pack as if everything will run smoothly on your trip. You can always purchase additional items if you really need them. In most cases, just packing the basics is more than enough to see you through your entire trip.

  • Get a Few Packing Cubes

These handy little cubes really make a difference to the space in your bag. Along with helping you save space, packing cubes make it that much easier to stay organised. Use them to divide your clothing into days to make it easier to pack the right number of outfits. They will also prevent you from packing additional items you might not need because your outfits are all pre-planned.

  • Merino Wool is an All-Round Winner

If you want to pack light and stay warm during your winter Euro trip, find clothing that’s made from Merino wool. As an added bonus, you can wear jerseys made from Merino for several days and it won’t smell.

  • Make Versatile Choices

Choose clothing, shoes and accessories that are versatile and can be worn with multiple outfits. For example, instead of packing two different types of boots, rather choose one pair of boots that will go with everything else you’re packing.

  • Wear Your Bulky Items on the Plane

To save some extra space in your luggage, wear your bulkiest jacket and shoes on the day of your flight. You can always take it off on the plane and you won’t need to worry about it taking up too much space in your checked luggage.

Following these few basic guidelines should be enough to save you space and money before and during your upcoming trip to Europe.


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Jenny is the CEO and one of the Co-Founders at Air Doctor. She spent more than 20 years at Intel, most recently as general manager of its manufacturing facility in Israel and before that in various engineering and manufacturing roles in Silicon Valley. Air Doctor is her second startup having previously founded electric vehicle company ElectRoad.