10 Tips for Notorious Overpackers

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Are you the type who has to sit on your suitcase in order to zip it up? Do you take multiple bags on trips, even when you know you’ll be hit with extra costs at airports? Whether you’re a travel rookie or a frequent flier, here are a few tips to ensure you never have to pay those extra luggage fees again.

1. Force yourself to use a carry on

That way you’ll pack more efficiently and can avoid most airline fees. There’s a handy chart compiled by Smarter Travel that shows what size carry ons you’re allowed to bring on board.

2. You don’t need that many shoes

Try to limit yourself to three pairs of shoes, with two being the ideal number. Shoes take up a lot of space, and packing more than three will quickly take up an entire suitcase.

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