A messy suitcase replete with junk weighs you down, begets baggage fees, and wastes your time (when you're continuously rifling through your stuff in search of one thing or another). Further, it exacts an emotional toll: Clutter can affect your mood, causing you to feel overwhelmed and frustrated. So dump the junk. A combination of careful planning and ruthless purging will help you get rid of items you don't need to bring on your travels. (And watching a few episodes of Hoarders probably won't hurt either.) Here are eight simple steps to streamline your suitcase and lighten your load.
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