Nothing puts a damper on your travels like heavy, over-stuffed luggage. A cumbersome suitcase that won’t budge or an overloaded backpack leaves you needing a deep-tissue massage before you even leave the airport.
We get it; overpacking is…easy. Traveling with all the comforts of home can make you feel more prepared to thrive in a new setting, and knowing that you have an outfit for every possible scenario is a major confidence boost.
However, it is possible to find versatile items that will fill all your needs (and ensure you still look great), without filling up your suitcase. Here are a few top tips for minimalist packing with the right clothes, beauty products, and lifestyle items. The following items are compact, multi-purpose, and—bonus!—they’re super easy on the environment, so you can travel the world without harming it.