How To: Pack Lightly For Your Holiday

Now, I don’t know about you but when it comes to packing I tend to struggle with keeping it light. With a maximum weight of usually around 20kgs it makes it pretty impossible to bring everything along with you on your trip. So here, I’m going to give you a few little tips and tricks on how to pack lightly and use all the space in the suitcase.

Whether you’re going away with your family or a group of friends, you don’t need 2 hairdryers, 3 straighteners and a curling tong with you. Sharing is caring, so pick one thing for you each to bring and swap them about between you!

Same thing with shampoo, conditioner and shower gel: you won’t use a full tube to yourself so either take a mini or share a bigger bottle between the group. It’s surprising how heavy your toiletries bag is you know!

Next up we’re on to shoes, it’s not often you wear heels on holiday as hot, sweaty weather and 5 inch heels are not a perfect match but if you can’t part with your collection bring along a comfy pair of wedges that you know won’t rub. Flip flops and sandals are great for everything: they can be dressed down for the day or dressed up with a nice little summer dress for the evening, pack a few colours for a bit of variety!

Then you have the all-important thing, and probably the hardest to pack. Clothes. How do you belittle that wardrobe down to clothes for a week or so? Easy, plan your outfits and include things that you can mix and match. For example, pick a top that can be worn with shorts and a skirt for two different looks. When to comes to packing the clothes, don’t fold them – roll them! Firstly, is doesn’t leave that awkward crease right down the middle and it saves space!

Taking a hat? Either wear it on the plane, or pack clothes in and around it in your suitcase. Do the same with any bags you take inside your luggage, put things inside of them! Jewellery is good to put in a bag as it means it doesn’t get tangled or lost among all your other things and you’re technically saving space by putting inside a handbag!

Finally, take a jacket on the plane. You will probably need it when you land home, especially if you’re landing back in England. But mainly, it can get quite chilly on the plane and it’s always nice to have something to use as a blanket.

Hopefully my tips will help you pack lightly, or as lightly as you possibly can. Don’t forget to leave plenty of room for goodies you might buy and need to bring home thought!

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