1. Make a packing list
Using a packing list is a great way to avoid overpacking or leaving something important behind. You can also use it at the other end of your trip to be sure you're bringing everything home again.
2. Sort your clothing into categories
This helps you to keep an eye on how many of each item you're taking, and makes it easier to cut back if you over-pack. Packing your clothes by category into packing cubes will help you to easily find items at your destination. Packing cubes are lightweight zip-up bags that can act as drawers for separating and storing your clothes.
3. Mix and Match
Choose the items of clothing to match one another in colour tones and style, so that you can mix and match outfits. There's little point bringing your favourite shirt if you have to add particular pants, shoes and accessories that won't go with anything else.
4. Bring about half of what you planned to take
Experts suggest we commonly take double the required amount of clothing away on holiday, in the fear that we're leaving something at home that we'll need. Make sure you have the basics and anything difficult to replace (such as prescription medication). You can usually buy whatever else you need on your travels.
5. Roll and fold your clothes
Roll your clothes to save space. When you roll your clothing, you’ll find that you can fit more in and ultimately maximise the available space. Packing cubes are a great way to keep your clothing neatly and tightly rolled, no matter how much turbulence your luggage faces on the flight.