The Ultimate Avoiding Overpacking Quiz
by Staff
Packing is often the hardest part of going on a trip. It is hard to know what to take and what to leave behind and the result is usually an over-stuffed bag that you can barely lift, let alone carry around with you for weeks or months. The good news is that overpacking can be avoided using some simple tips and tricks. Take this quiz to learn about ways to avoid overpacking.

Why do people overpack?

  • They panic about the "what-ifs" and pack for them.
  • They get home-sick and want to take everything.
  • Their mothers make them take things that they don't need.

What sort of bag helps you to decrease the amount of space taken up in your bag?

  • a gym bag
  • a cooler bag
  • a compression bag

What does a packing folder help to prevent?

  • wrinkles in your clothes
  • clothes getting dirty
  • losing clothes

Which part of your suitcase or bag should you remember to utilize to maximize available space?

  • straps
  • pockets
  • both of the above

What size toiletries should you bring?

  • small
  • medium
  • large

What type of accommodation usually provides toiletries?

  • a hotel
  • a camp ground
  • a motor home

Why else is it important to have small toiletries?

  • They won't get stolen.
  • Airport security likes them.
  • They won't spill.

How can you avoid taking many different outfits?

  • Buy clothes at your destination.
  • Only take clothes appropriate for the season at the destination.
  • Dress in layers.

What sort of places should you take into account when planning your trip wardrobe?

  • places at high altitudes
  • religious places
  • dusty places

When you chose shoes for you trip, what is the most important factor?

  • comfort
  • style
  • color

How can you tell if you are carrying too much luggage in your bag?

  • if it is bulging
  • if you feel exhausted carrying your bag around at home for an hour
  • if it feels very light

What sort of service at your destination can help you cut down the amount of luggage you take?

  • an ironing service
  • a meal service
  • a laundry

What social taboo doesn't exist while you are travelling that can help save space in your bag?

  • You can wear the same outfit twice.
  • You don't need to shower.
  • You don't need to be polite.

How many bags should you take?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

When you use the bundling technique to pack, what sort of clothes go around the core of the bundle?

  • clothes that don't wrinkle
  • wrinkle-prone clothes
  • smaller pieces