When starting to travel the world, most people pack things they do not need or use during the trip. This leads to over-packing which brings more problems. Here is a list of things that you don’t need to pack when traveling. 

Excess Gadgets 

Only professional writers, photographers, and YouTube specialists that want to document their travels should pack cameras, phones, and other gadgets. For an ordinary traveler, a nice Smartphone can be used to take great photos and videos. It can also be used to find any information and stay updated with social media. Therefore, don’t pack excess gadgets because you will most likely not use them. And, carry many gadgets can make you an easy target for thugs. 

Shampoo and Soap 

Most accommodations provide basic toiletries. And, if you don’t find shampoo and soap in the hotel room, you can easily purchase them at a local supermarket. Therefore, don’t pack shampoo and soap when traveling. 


You may want to carry a hairdryer when it comes to business travel. However, you can find a hotel that has a hairdryer in every room. Thus, you might end up not using your hairdryer. Therefore, don’t pack your hairdryer because it might end up occupying space in your bag yet you won’t use it. 

Travel Iron

Just like a hairdryer, a travel iron is only necessary when traveling for business. And, you can find a hotel that has iron in every room. As such, you can carry a travel iron yet you won’t use it. 

Multiple Shoes and Clothing Options 

You should carry an extra pair of shoes and clothing options when going on a mountain climbing trip. However, don’t carry everything in your wardrobe. Instead, pack only the shoes and clothing you will need for the trip. Don’t pack a pair of shoes or clothing if you’re not sure you will need it. 

These are some of the things you don’t need to pack when traveling. Do not pack them because they will only occupy space in your bag and you might not use them during your trip.