How to pack light for budget airline flights

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Packing for a budget airline flight without sacrificing style is a bit of a 'mare but follow these tips for jet-setting without worrying about those blasted baggage limits.

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In the era of crazy baggage fees and cheaper than cheap flights, it's crucial to get serious about packing efficiently for your own sanity if nothing else. Here are our top 5 tips of how to pack for budget travel.

Pre-plan outfits


It's tempting to throw all your favourite items into your case and hope you can put together countless great looks when you arrive at your destination, but it never really works out that way.

Bring only one pair of jeans (we recommend a versatile dark wash pair), a few statement pieces which will jazz up any of the outfits you're bringing and pick your accessories wisely.

Make use of all space


It may seem a little odd but folding your clothes the way you typically would in a drawer is a bigger space suck.

Why not roll your clothes tightly, reducing the space your clothes take up by half. You'll avoid wrinkling them too. Score.

Tucking your underwear into your shoes and investing in a compression bag, which helps squeeze the air out of bulky items, are great spacesavers too.

Wear bulkiest things on the plane


Why not outsmart the system by wearing some of your bulkier pieces, like coats and boots, instead of packing them.

It's wise to layer up anyway with the changes in temperature while flying and you'll save tons of weight by doing so.

Streamline your beauty routine


Your makeup bag at home might contain enough to fill your entire carry-on bag if you let it but try not to.

Streamline your beauty routine by packing a multi-tasking product that works for lips, cheeks and eyes while your away.

In addition to lightening your load substantially, you'll find the revamped options will allow you extra time to get out there and explore your destination.

Ditch the hairdryer


If your final destination is a hotel, why not confirm with them that there'll be a hairdryer in your room.

That way you'll save space and weight by ditching your own. Also find out what else the hotel provides - mini shampoos, conditioner, even toothbrushes can all save on the packing.

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