I know that many of you are sitting on the sofa, wrapped up in a blanket, dreaming of your summer holidays, which is why I decided to put together this quick packing tips post. It is designed to get you thinking about what you need to take with you and help you to create a list in your head. Using this list, you will be able to buy what you need gradually so that you can take advantage of any special offers that you see. Thus keeping the cost of buying what you need for your holiday down, leaving you with more spending money to enjoy.
You do not need much
The first tip is not to over pack. An awful lot of us return home with several unworn outfits in our cases. Often those holiday clothes are never worn. At the start of every winter, charity shops are inundated with summer clothes that people have not worn.If you are planning to spend most of your days on the beach or sitting around the pool you only really need to pack some nice beachwear and a couple of outfits for the evening. Packing any more clothes than this is just a waste of time and money.
Make a list
The best approach to packing for any holiday is to make a proper packing list and stick to it. Start by writing down the activities that you are planning to do while you are away. Next, note down what clothes and accessories you need for each activity. Doing this ensures that you will not forget anything.
Mix and match
Try to pack items of clothing and accessories that can be worn together. Doing this enables you to put together many different outfits using just a few clothes. If you like dresses, buying the type that can be worn in several different ways is a good way to save space in your suitcase, and provide yourself with plenty of outfit options.
Be ready for changeable weather
Hopefully, you will enjoy plenty of sunshine, but you need to be realistic and beprepared for the colder weather as well. Packing a light coat, closed in shoes and a jumper ensures that you can still get out and about, even if it is raining.
Most people wear these items to the airport, which means that they do not take up space in the case.
A good handbag
An important item that many people forget to take with them is a handbag. If you are going to spend time on the beach, make sure that it is big enough to accommodate a towel. It also needs to have a zip up pocket. This provides you with somewhere safe to keep your phone, hotel pass and money while you are on the beach. It is surprising how many people lose these expensive items in the sand.As you can see getting your summer holiday packing right is not difficult. You just need to be organised and buy clothes that are suitable for the climate and the activities you are planning to do while you are on holiday