Packing right for a holiday is an art. If you are a messy packer like me, prone to forgetting half the essential things and packing way too heavily for where you are going, here are a few useful rules that could help out lighten the load.
- Plan a look: It may sound obvious, but when you open the cupboard and see the cute halter you just bought, or lv cheap bags, you will end up packing completely unnecessary items for a trip to the mountains. Think carefully about your destination and plan accordingly. You don’t want to end up short on sandals and shorts on the beachside because you brought too many dresses.
- Avoid high heels: Packing gives you a really limited choice when it comes to the clothes you can pack. And if you do pack a couple of favorites, you will get tempted to bring the matching pairs of shoes along with it. But always remember, your holiday needs you to be ready to take a quick walk or stay outdoors for very long hours. Don’t pack the high heels just yet. Make space for some comfortable footwear instead.
- Pack in advance: We all have that one moment when we caught the flight to go somewhere and like a lightning it flashes in front of your eyes: you forgot to pack the toothbrush. Just because you packed at the very last second. Make your travel more certain and comfortable by packing in two days prior. This way, whenever you remember an item you are missing, you can just slip it in the suitcase.
- Don’t fall into the pack light trap: Packing light is great. You have less carry-ons and check-ins at the airports are a breeze except when it’s not. If you are going to shop, keep additional carry-ons. Going somewhere really cold? Don’t forget to whip out the heavy jackets.