The real secret to packing for your Sydney holiday is to pack light.
Many people overpack for their holidays - whether they’re going to Sydney or anywhere else.
The underlying logic seems to be along these lines “I’m not sure if I’ll need this particular item - I’ll pack it just in case”.
However, in my opinion, the secret to packing light is to reverse this logic.
The logic thus becomes “I’m not sure if I’ll need this particular item - I’ll leave it behind and see what happens. I can always buy it over there if I necessary”.
This is where people usually get caught out. The fear of not having a particular item - even when it’s highly doubtful you’ll end up using it - causes you to pack the item, rather than leave it behind.
However, packing 10 or 15 items on a “just in case” basis results in quite a heavy bag for you.
Let me illustrate with a story. In the year 2000, I was travelling around Europe by train. I was changing trains in the Italian town of Pisa and had an hour to wait.
Of course, I did what every good traveller would do in this scenario - I hurried out of the train station to try and see the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the short time available.
Not wanting to spend the money on a locker for my bag for just the hour, I took it with me.
However, after just fifteen minutes of walking, my shoulders ached and my heavy bag seemed 10 times heavier. I turned back to the train station. I never saw the Leaning Tower of Pisa - and I still haven’t.
The point of this story is that you shouldn’t make the same mistake I made. You’ll see a lot more of Sydney with a light bag. Who knows when your “Leaning Tower of Pisa” moment might be?
What If You Need Something In Sydney?
Rest assured, Sydney is a world class city. There are many excellent shopping precincts in Sydney - you may even find yourself with a unique piece that your friends back home will envy!