As the holiday season is approaching and the UK is having a massive heat wave, I feel inspired to go all summery and holiday with you all and share 5 of my favourite tricks and tips on the best way to pack your suitcase or bag, when you’re heading off for a summer getaway.
Personally, I find packing the most annoying and tedious thing, about going on holiday. It’s just such a long process and you have to consider so many different elements of your wardrobe, when your woman. From shoes, to tops, to jewellery and swimwear. There’s just so many things to remember, and then when you think you might of just about packed everything you could possibly think off, you have a massive feeling of having forgot to pack something, which stalks you right up until your arrive at your destination and begin unpack.
Therefore, I’ve decided that I would help all those other people out there, who hate packing for a holiday just as much as do, by sharing some of my favourite tricks and tips for packing; which not only make the process much easier, but also a lot more thorough and makes you less likely to over pack or forget anything vital.
1. Have a packing list
By having a packing list, you able to split up each part of your wardrobe individually, pack it into your suitcase or bag, and then tick that type of clothing off your list. Personally, I think it’s better to buy a pre-made packing list, which you can get on a pad that you can then rip off and use for several different holidays, or print one of the internet. I recommend this packing list made by a Youtuber called Kayln Nicolson. It’s really thorough and splits up each part of your packing, clothing, toiletries and technology, into seperate pages and sections, to ensure you think of everything you need when you go on holiday. You can go and have a look at it HERE.
2. Outfit Planning
Plan out each outfit that you are going to wear and take away with you. I think the best way to do this, is to lay out each outfit individually on your bed or on the floor, and then see what top will go with the outfit, shoes, and accessories, therefore you are taking things that will actually go with your outfits and you’re much more likely to wear.
3. Key basic items
By packing at least 3 basic items into your suitcase, for example a plain white tee-shirt, a pair of neutral sandals and a colourful kimono, you are able to them pair them with any other clothing items that you have brought with you. Therefore you will not bring so many clothes, and instead have items that can mix and match with various other ones, to allow you to create a variety of different looks.
4. Work on time scales
Work on the basis of how long you are going on holiday and realistically how many outfits you’re going to bring. If you’re going for a week you probably need about 7/8 outfits, and if you’re going for 2 nights, you realistically need 2-3 outfits. Also think about the fact of if you have any washing facilities, and that you could wash something if it gets dirty, you won’t just have to not wear it after one day.
5. Buy mini products
This tip is slightly different to all the others, but by buying mini’s of your favourite products, which often come in large and bulky packaging, such as shampoo, conditioner and shower gel, you can make your luggage much lighter and fit much more into your toiletry bag.
I hope you have enjoyed a more lifestyle post which is very season and weather appropriate. Also I hope that you find all these tips useful, and make you hate packing for a holiday a little bit less.