Hey loves! It’s been a while since I popped on this blog to say Hi! I’ve been desperately trying to hold onto the last and final days of summer. If you’re like me and you still don’t want summer to end or you have a few holidays planned then continue reading!
When it comes to packing I used to either pack way too little or way too much, usually the latter lol! This resulted in paying extra fees at the airport or scrambling around trying to figure out what to do with the rest of my things.
Today I’m tackling the carry-on bag!
These are a few quick tips that I’ve put in place to make packing so much easier and fun.
Before I start packing, I always plan my itinerary and check the weather. Yes.. this might seem obvious to some but trust me this will make everything so much easier! Planning my itinerary means I know what outfits to pack for the occasion. For example this trip I’m packing for Slovenia, I know that I will be doing a lot of outdoor activities such as Hiking or maybe some water sport. In this case, I will need comfy clothes and proper footwear.
I always seem to forget that one thing! It’s very frustrating because I only ever realise once I’ve reached my destination. To solve this, I try to always ensure I have something written down. For the most part, I just use my phone to write down the essential items I need to bring. However, If you’re super forgetful then I would recommend using a packing checklist and tick things off one by one
Divide and conquer
This is honestly the most efficient way for me to pack! I start by separating things into categories such as Beauty & Hair, Makeup, Electronics and clothes etc..
This could be a bit of my Virgo personality creeping in here but if I don’t have some order to my packing system I feel all over the place
Packing cubes are a lifesaver when it comes to organizing! Use each cube to sort different items such as shirts, pants, and undergarments. They’re also really useful for separating clean laundry from dirty laundry.
I keep everything organised by making sure everything has a home, I use smaller bags for hairbands, sunglasses etc.
Haircare & Beauty
Men really have it easy in this department, a little comb or moisturiser and that’s about it! When it comes to us ladies we literally carry the whole world (by we I mean me)
If you have naturally curly hair, I would suggest braiding your hair for the short trip. This will save a lot of time getting ready in the morning and also avoid big poufy hair from humid weather.
For this trip, I didn’t have time to braid my hair nor did I want to spend extra money. Instead, I tried to keep my hair products as minimal as possible.
I packed only the essentials such as a small pot of shea butter, Oil, and Eco styler gel decanted in a small container. I wore my hair in a bun for the most part and I also wore a wig to the airport just in case I felt like switching it up.
Travelling light doesn’t mean you can’t be fashionable. Definitely pack a hat, sunglasses, scarf, and rain jacket or light coat.
You can watch my youtube video below to see my travel essentials and how to stay organized when travelling light.