Packing for a holiday can be both exciting and a nightmare. Packing adds to our excitement and anticipation of that much-deserved break creeping ever closer, but the downside is that we inevitably either pack too much stuff or not the right stuff.
In many ways holiday packing comes down to the art of what not to pack. So here is a brief guide to avoid packing pitfalls.
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Tips for packing for a warm climate destination
When packing for a coastal holiday our top tip would be to pack only one pair of swimming costumes. We’ve all fallen into the trap of visualising ourselves showing off our collection of togs for each day of our beach holiday and unless you’re Beyonce under the prying gaze of the paparazzi lens, it’s really not necessary if you’re trying to save space in your bag.
This same rule applies to evening wear. Unless you have multiple functions to attend on your holiday, you will probably only need one after-five outfit on a laid-back beach or coastal holiday.
And remember to always keep that helpful adage in mind while packing – less is more!
Tips for packing for a cold climate destination
You don’t need to pack more than one warm coat, so pick one that is the easiest to match with other clothes. If you are travelling for an extended period of time it’s likely you’ll buy some new gear anyway.
Invest in some good quality thermal tops and undergarments. In cold climates they are a godsend, as they will keep your bag less bulky, while still keeping you very warm.
You don’t need to accessorise and coordinate scarves, gloves and beanies with every outfit, just pack one good set in a neutral colour and go with that.
Again, limit shoes to about two pairs – boots, sports shoe and maybe one pair of dress shoes. Comfort is always key here.
Three ‘must packs’ for any holiday
Edit, edit, edit!
Finally, once you feel you have packed everything you need, check over your selection and edit! Reduce your bag weight by weeding out as much stuff as you can till you’ve whittled it down to the necessities. We promise, you will thank yourself for it.
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