Not packing your backpack or luggage to capacity is something we’ve talked about before, but the 80% rule isn’t only prudent for long-term travelers or large backpacks. Don’t Use Closet MentalityOften when packing, we try to turn our bags into mini versions of our own closets. Except you, of course, since you’re using the 80% rule. Build Laziness Into EverydayLaziness is an intangible that isn’t easily quantified but a valuable benefit of the 80% rule. One of the best reasons to stick to 80% capacity is that after the first time you pack, it’s generally all downhill from there.