There are some travelers who are notorious for carrying excessive baggage on holidays. One must always carry one or two extra bags to accommodate purchases and shopping that takes place during holidays. However, it is equally important to ensure that you do not end up with a dozen bags for a three day trip.
Why is it important to pack your bags properly? Well, you will end up shelling a lot of money as tips to the bellboy and other assistants in hotels, airports and taxi cabs. This is because the individuals helping you out will definitely insist on a huge tip considering the fact that you are carrying so many pieces of luggage.
Secondly, carrying excessive baggage will increase chances of losing something. A family of four carrying half a dozen bags means that each and every individual will have to focus on more than one bag at once.
If you have two kids in the family, the remaining two adults will have to focus on three bags at once. This is going to be an impossible task. The best way to overcome this problem is to packs smartly. There is no harm in increasing the size provided you can reduce numbers drastically. Instead of going in for six medium sized bags, it makes sense to go in for one really huge bag combined with another medium sized bag.
Try to opt for packing accessories that help you pack more with minimum effort. There are many cases that come with mini bags for accessorizing stuff inside. This will help you allocate space better and carry more with minimum fuss.
Carrying a large number of bags will also increase changes of exceeding your weight limit when traveling by plane. This can blow a hole into your budget if the airline decides to charge extra. When you were packing stuff, always remember that less is more.