Traveling light makes the trip easier and more convenient, but it can be hard to travel light when you have so many things to bring and you are not used to packing lightly. There are so many factors to consider, such as the country you will visit, the activities you need to do, and the length of time that you will be staying in that place.
So, for the first factor, the place or the destination. Check the weather. This will give you an idea on what clothes to wear. Do you need light clothes or does the weather dictate that you have to dress in layers?
Once you have figured out the weather in the country that you will be visiting, you should be able to know what clothes to wear and pack for your trip.
Next step is to determine how many clothes to bring. You have to take note of how long you will need to stay in your destination. Will you be there for three days or one week? Are you planning to take side trips? If so, what is the duration of your trip?
In packing your clothes, you also have to think of the activities you need or want to do. For instance, are you going on a business trip, a vacation, or both? If so, what activities have you planned? Do you need clothes for you meetings? Or will you go hiking? Or maybe you’ll go swimming, so pack a swim wear.
Lastly, make sure to bring the essentials – like toiletries, gadgets, and other stuff that you really need. Avoid bringing too many shoes too. That will take a lot of space, and trust me, if you want to travel light, you need to be very decisive in when it comes to choosing what items to pack.