To take full advantage of discount last minute travel deals and luxury weekend breaks, the last thing you want to do is to spend hours packing.
Fortunately, getting your stuff together doesn’t have to be a frenzied battle against the clock. These practical ideas explain the type of things to take and saves you time deciding what to pack and what to leave.
Size Really Does Matters
It’s important to choose destination-appropriate luggage for any type of holiday. If you’re travelling around from place to place you really don’t want to be lugging an extra large suitcase or bag everywhere you go. If your getaway is a weekend break a generously proportioned overnight bag is all that you need. A lightweight and compact, medium-sized wheeling suitcase is also a great idea, as it’s easier to grab and go, and has plenty of space for shoes, outfits and toiletries.
Multi-Season Double Duty Investments
If your trip is spontaneous or a surprise, it’s a good idea to pack multi-season clothes that you can wear alone or layer up. Choose lightweight and breathable fabrics, and select a versatile outer layer that you can wrap up in when the temperature drops. Double duty clothing effortlessly takes you from day to evening, with the addition of a few accessories. Ladies should pack a chic dark coloured dress and statement jewellery. Guys should consider packing comfortable footwear that is suitable for daytime and evening activities.
Roll With It
Make good use of your luggage space by rolling your clothes. Tees, jeans, workout gear and underwear and hosiery can be neatly rolled and organised inside to maximise packing space. To avoid wrinkling fold sweaters, suits and delicate knit tops.
The Small Stuff
Avoid cramming your luggage with full size bottles of your preferred toiletries. Instead invest in a travel bottle set and decant your favourite lotions and potions. Not only is it more eco-friendly to refill, but you’ll also save money. Always keep a duplicate set of travel essentials like a travel size toothbrush, toothpaste, razor and contact lens care in a prepped wash bag, so that you don’t have to hunt around for individual items before departure.
Once you’ve packed all the basics and essentials, check you have your passport and driver’s licence (if required), mobile phone charger, glasses and any prescription medication. If you still have some space in your suitcase or overnight bag you can throw in one last item. Choose another pair of jeans, a lightweight jacket, a favourite top, or some versatile accessories. Zip up your bag and you’re good to go!
If you want to be time savvy and super organised for every trip, it’s worth creating a checklist of essential items and keeping in your suitcase as a quick-guide. So head over to our voucher code page now and check out the destinations on offer with First Choice. Then start writing your list.