July and August are probably the most popular months for all of the hot holidays destinations, which means many of you will probably find yourself in a situation when you are panicking, trying to pack your baggage and couple of days later you realised that you don’t want to wear anything you have packed. In the past couple of years I tried to travel as much as possible and only after a number of trips I realised that all of my methods of packing things for the holiday were wrong, I quite often was really mad at me for taking the things that I definitely don’t want to wear and leaving at home pieces that would be perfect for the trip. Today, I have a couple of tips that always help me to pack a perfect luggage for any destination.
Consider Temperature Difference
Your holidays start from the airport, which means you need to be fully prepared for the temperature difference between the country you are flying from and your holiday’s destination. The best way to make your travelling as comfortable as possible is to wear super-layered outfit, that will help you to get through the cold on the plane because of the air-conditioning and the warmth of the city that you’ve arrived.
Think About The Place You’re Travelling To
It’s a huge mistake to pack only the clothes you wear at home. Chances are that you won’t want to wear them during your holiday. If you are going to Rome – maybe step back from the blazers and ripped jeans (the thing that I had to do when I travelled there for the first time), this is the city of love, just imagine yourself there – how do you look like in your imagination? what are you wearing? Pretending that you are already ‘there’ really helps me sometimes to get inspired, feel the vibe of the place and to pack the right things, instead of just comfortable ones.
Think What Are You Going To Do
The worst thing is to arrive at you holiday’s destination and realise that you don’t have the right clothes for the activities that are widely available there, such as hiking, city explorations or even posh dinners. Before you start packing thing about all of the possible things you are planning to do there and pick the clothes that will be appropriate for the place and for the activity.
Pack The Whole Outfits
I am the person who always packs more shoes, than I can potentially wear in 5-7 days. Before my recent trips, I tried to pack my clothes in full outfits, so I won’t spend a lot of time thinking on how to match the pieces I’ve packed. It’s better to always plan it before and take everything you need for every outfit and consider packing pieces that will work for a couple of looks, rather than just one.
Rolling, Rolling, Rolling
Roll every item that can be rolled as this will negate creasing. If you take anything remotely tailored, turn it inside out and tuck in the sleeves and it will arrive in the best shape possible. I never thought this trick actually works, before one time I managed to pack 13 sweaters in just a half of my luggage by rolling them into tubes.
I hope you liked the post. Tell me about your holiday packing tips in the comments below!