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5 Smart Travel Packing Tips

  • Written by Brigitte Evans

When planning a trip or a weekend getaway, we always die a little inside over the fact we can’t bring the whole closet. Most of the “I’ll bring them just in case” stuff end up wrinkled and neglected at the bottom of the suitcase. Therefore, it’s essential to think smart when it comes to packing, no matter for how long you’re planning to stay. Just to help out a bit, we’ve singled out a few packing hacks you might want to implement before you start whining about clothes that didn’t get to be a part of your adventures.


Keep the wrinkles away

A pretty girl with wrinkled clothes isn’t very Chanel, especially when you know your camera will be on duty 24/7. To avoid the unnecessary stress of looking sloppy, you could try hanging your items in the bathroom while you take a shower and let the steam take care for your wrinkles. However, if this doesn’t work well enough, you can always give a de-wrinkle spray a chance, and here’s how it works. Hang the wrinkled items on a hanger and give them a few spritzes all over, or only on the wrinkled areas. Wait for a couple of minutes and watch the wrinkles fade away. This product also comes in a travel-sized bottle that can be refilled, which is super cool. On the other hand, if you’ve got trust issues with these sorts of products, then a portable mini hand steamer could be your lifesaver. Affordable, compact, and providing two functions in one, ironing and steaming, this little helper heats very quickly and treat your clothes the same way your iron would do.

Versatility is your BFF

 

We always get a little anxiety attack when we’re thinking how impossible it is to bring every pair of shoes. I mean, we already know we’ll get stuck with only one pair as per usual, but it won’t hurt to explore some of the options on your favourite brand’s website and choose comfy and versatile footwear you’ll be able to wear both to the beach and while exploring the destination. Also, think smooth when planning your outfits. I suppose that most of you would like to bring every single skirt or a dress from your wardrobe, but we all know that mission is impossible. Instead, go for the key pieces that match with everything. For instance, a denim skirt or high waisted denim shorts that can easily transform you from a casual cutie by day to a hot party mama by night. Think of those silky embroidered kimonos that are perfect for chilly summer nights, but also convenient enough to cover you up at the beach. Decide which maxi dresses you wear the most, and you’re dressed head to toe for your holiday.


Accessorise your outfits like a pro

If you are wise enough to bring most of the basic clothing items, then it will be a lot easier for you to accessorise your looks for each day or for the beach. I bet you all have that one belt you can wear with jeans, skirts, shorts or wrap around the blazer or even a sweater dress. Minimalistic pieces of jewellery such as layered chokers, golden plate necklaces, rings, hoop earrings and subtle bracelets are something you can wear during the day and for the night time activities, and they won’t take up too much space in your travel jewellery pouch. Even better, you can put them on while travelling and do the same on your way back. Since they are lightweight, you won’t even notice that you have them on, and you won’t feel the urge to take them off as soon as you get off of transport.


Make up your mind first

Taking the whole makeup kit with you is pointless, and to be honest, you won’t even use half of the products. Don’t waste your precious time on layering your face, because it’s time to relax and have fun. Plus, you can always hide your tired makeup-free face with sunglasses. Essentials like mascara, concealer, lip balm, lipliner and blush should do, and you can always use your blush as an eyeshadow, so you won’t have to bring the whole palette. But, the best part comes right now. Travel size toiletries keep you from having a bulky suitcase, and you should definitely consider buying them.


Don’t stress, compress!

Because bulky was never an option. Space-saving compression bags are ideal for those who are tired of bouncing up and down on their suitcase to make everything fit in. Pressing these oversized plastic bags along one edge, you’ll release the excess air and keep it out for good. They are suitable for bulky stuff such as sweaters, coats, beach towels, and jackets.

Now that you have discovered a whole new dimension of packing, the only thing that’s left is to book your next holiday.

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