Minimalism went from the in-trend thing to follow, to a way of life that many people across the world are practicing each day. In its essence, the minimalist seeks to live with fewer things, so as to remove the unnecessary clutter that tends to take up space and is often never be used.
While the trend has in the past been limited to reorganising home and office spaces, it has since infiltrated other areas of life, including travel.
Travelling like a minimalist comes with loads of perks and it is well worth it to take your time to learn how to pack and how to travel like a minimalist, in order to take full advantage of all of the benefits. Once you learn to travel this way, you will quite likely never look back. And with just a few modifications, you can alter your current way of travelling to make it more minimalist.
- Buy a good backpack
Minimalism is not at all about buying more stuff, but in this case it is necessary, if you want to make sure that you have the right baggage and if you are the type of person who travels often, you don’t want to miss this step. When you buy your new backpack, you should opt for a well-organised backpack that is easy to carry and easy to pack. It can even help to buy a backpack that is able to serve more than one purpose and remember, pockets are going to be your friend.
- Essentials only
From your clothing to anything else that you would usually bring along for comfort, when you decide to pack and travel like a minimalist, you need to make sure that you only bring along essentials. This means you should leave behind anything you know you won’t need, and you should never over pack clothing or shoes. When packing minimal clothing, you should think about what is easy to wash and what can perhaps be worn more than once before needing a wash.
- Minimise your toiletries
Toiletries are a big deal because they are what will keep you looking and feeling fresh while you are travelling. But you don’t necessarily need every cream, aftershave or facemask you own for your weekend away! So you should take your toiletry bag and remove anything that is not necessary for your trip.
- One pair of shoes
Versatility is key when it comes to choosing your shoes. Again, you don’t need every single pair that you own! You just need to pack a sturdy pair of comfortable shoes that will suit more than one occasion.
- Get used to laundry
While on holiday you might want to leave the chores at home as well, but when you are packing like a minimalist and you are not bringing your entire wardrobe along, you should make sure that you are willing to do laundry so that you always have clean clothing without all of the clothing changes.
Greenway Woods is the perfect place for a minimalist holiday. We have all of the conveniences you could need at our White River accommodation. Book your stay with us today!