September 24, 2018

Hot! Four Tips for Packing for A Weekend Away

When it comes to packing for a weekend away, it’s easy to slip into the habit of over packing and just throwing things into your bag, hoping you’ll be able to put together an outfit or two. Depending on where you’re going for the weekend, you might be restricted when it comes to how much you can take away with you too. It’s always a good idea to plan and pack earlier rather than later as you don’t want to do it in a rush and leave it until the last minute. This can and probably will leave you panicking slightly and overpacking.

Make a list

Writing down what you’re getting up to can help you to visualize what outfits you’ll need to pack with you’re away. Start with the basics and write down all the essential items you’ll need over the weekend, these can be the first things to pack. Having something to tick off can be a great way of getting organized and making sure you don’t overpack.

Mix and match your outfits

By combining your outfit choices, you can slim down on how much you pack for your weekend away.  Look at what you can mix and match, packing versatile tops can work well for this as you can pair them with skirts, jeans and trousers depending on what you’re style is. Choose things that can take you from day to night, so you can make the most of the things you’re packing. You’d be surprised how much space you can save if you get clever about mixing up your outfits.

Slim down your beauty bag

Overpacking on toiletries and beauty products can be easily done, as containers and packaging can take up so much room. If you’re heading abroad for the weekend and have to comply with airport security regulations, then decanting your beauty products into smaller containers is a great idea. You can save a lot of space and it’s much easier to travel with, no more trying to push the limits of that small clear plastic bag! Muji are great when it comes to stacking beauty containers, and they have options that you can personalize.

Take things back to basics

If you’re struggling to pack lightly then taking things back to basics can really help. How many times have you been away and only worn half the things you packed, it’s happened to us all. Start with the basics, so simple easy to wear outfits that can take you from sightseeing to casual drinks in the evening. Once you have your basic outfits, you can then add your extra items.

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