The holiday is booked, flights sorted and you have carefully decided on which clothes and accessories are coming with you. However, there is one last hurdle before you reach your destination…the dreaded packing.
We have some great tips to help resolve all your packing issues and rid the pre-holiday stress!
*Lists are NOT for losers
Don’t underestimate the value of making a packing list. This will become clear when travelling with the less organised and they are begging for a plaster that you remembered to pack. If you can, a week before start making a list of everything you need to pack then you have a few days to add to it. Check the list before you pack, after you’ve packed and just before you walk out the door.
*No neat foldingWhen packing your clothes you don’t want to neatly fold them individually as you would in your bedroom drawers, this causes creases when compressed. Here are some alternatives:
Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’: rolling up your clothes instead of folding has been proven to save space and leave fewer creases.
The flat pack method: place small items on the bottom of the suitcase to create a flat surface, then lay clothes out in one layer across the suitcase adding in curved items such as bras into corners and shoes along the sides. This method reduces wrinkles and saves on space!
*Be ruthless to travel lightLay out everything on your bed that you are considering packing then you can get a real idea about how much you are taking. Remove anything that you don’t really need! This will leave extra room in your suitcase for shopping and souvenirs when you are out there.
As an alternative to taking an entire extra outfit a few carefully selected accessories will keep you prepared for any holiday occasion. Consider taking a pretty scarf, statement necklace and embellished sandals to add versatility to your looks. Some of our White Stuff scarves double as up as sarongs or glamorous evenings wraps and pack light in the suitcase.
“When you figure out your suitcase, you figure out your life,”
- Diane von Furstenberg