Clothes packing – some of us love it and some of us loathe it. It’s that time of year where many of us are trotting off on our holidays across the globe or maybe even here in the UK. It might be a nights stay, a short or long break or it might be a one-way ticket. Who knows? But regardless of where your travelling and how long for clothes packing is always going to be difficult for some of us. Here’s 7 tips I’ve learnt over the years.
- Think about what you’ll be doing on holiday. Will you be relaxing or will you be sightseeing or being adventurous? It’s really important to think about what you’ll be doing as you don’t want to end up packing the wrong things.
- Check the weather in advance – but prepare for a change in weather. This one’s more for those staying in the UK or elsewhere but it can apply to going abroad too. If it’s expected to be sunny or to rain then pack accordingly. The weather could change though so pack minimally for that just in case. It’s better to have more than less.
- Think about how long you are going for. If you are going for a few days you won’t need a lot. If you are going for two weeks or more you’ll need a lot more of course! Count how many outfits you’ll need a day and go from there.
- Don’t take anything you normally wear. It’s important that you don’t take anything that you wouldn’t normally wear. Khaki cargo pants? Killer heels? If you don’t wear them here then should you really be taking them with you? Taking essentials is the first place to start and then you can pack spares.
- Lay out your clothes before you go so you can see what goes together. Once you have the clothes you think you want to take you should lay them out and see what goes with what. This is probably the most important stage because it means you can see if you’ve picked clothes that don’t go with other things. Items should look like they can be mixed and matched. Remember you can wear clothes more than once too!
- Roll and fold. So you’ve got what you are wearing now you need to fit them into your case. Roll your clothes then put them into your case starting with the smallest rolls first. Build the rolled clothing up and then fold your bigger items around the other items. There may be gaps but that’s okay.
- If you have space – add spare clothing. You probably won’t wear all of the clothes you take but it’s important to take spare clothing just in case something happens.
Do you have any tips for clothes packing? Let me know in the comments section below or on my social media accounts.