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How to pack like a pro

3rd May 2016

Are you going on holiday in the next few months? We have created some top tips for packing up your suitcase this summer.

Check the weather forecast

Before packing anything in to your suitcase, check the weather at your destination of choice as this will give you some idea of the type of clothes you should be taking away with you. If you’re going to a tropical destination you will need to be prepared for hot, sunny days and balmy nights but you should also be prepared with some warmer clothes for cooler, overcast days. Always remember layers as you can add more if you get cold or take a layer off if you’re too hot.

Make a list

Plan ahead what you’ll be wearing each day you are away. In order to save some space in your suitcase you can travel in one of your holiday outfits, just make sure it’s comfy! Try and choose items of clothing that you can mix and match with one another so you don’t have to take a completely different outfit for everyday of your holiday. As you pack your luggage bag, ensure you tick off every item you put in as you don’t want to be riffling through it in a last minute panic or reaching your destination and find you've forgotten your favourite pair of shoes.

Carry-on luggage

As well as the usual carry on essentials such as a good book, noise-cancelling headphones and hard boiled sweets don’t forget to keep an extra pair of clothes just in case your suitcase goes missing! Also, keep any personal medication along with your wallet in your carry-on luggage.

The art of layering

All heavy/ bulky items such as hair tools, books and shoes should be placed at the bottom of your luggage. Shoes are perfect for carrying smaller items within them such as belts, jewellery, socks etc. Once all the bulky items are placed at the bottom fill the space in-between with small items such as underwear, swimsuits and hats. The top layer should comprise of lightweight, delicate fabrics.

Fold DON’T roll

Although we have heard many times we should roll our clothes this actually takes up more space. Items that are folded lay flat, therefore making the most of the valuable space. A tip for ensuring clothes aren’t creased by the time you reach your destination is to group items such as t-shirts together in 3’s and then folding them up together.

Personal care products

Fragile items such as aftershave or perfume should be kept in a zip-able freezer bag in case of any breakages; you don’t want this to ruin all of your holiday clothes! It’s good practise to use the freezer bags for any creams such as sun-tan lotion.

 

We hope you have a lovely holiday – happy travels!

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