Take stock of everything you are carrying in your bag. Consider whether you can give it an upgrade using technology. What this means is not carrying any books but using e-reader apps, or not having maps since those are available online for download onto your tablet. Think about anything you have in your bag that you might want the inhandversion, like a travel guidebook or your airplane tickets. These things will be used once, if at all in the case of a travel guidebook, and are tedious to keep track of. Drop them in exchange for the digitized version for one trip, and see if you don’t like it better.
Contributors: Miranda Brumbaugh from MirandaBrumbaugh