That long awaited holiday is nearly here, you can see yourself on that sandy beach from the catalogue pictures and walking along the quaint streets to the recommended bistro. But one daunting task needs to be completed before you can sip that cocktail, the packing. It will never be a simple job but with these tips, perhaps it could be made a little less stressful, it’s all in the preparation.
If you have your pen and paper to hand to write your packing list but are unsure where to start, think about your daily routine. From brushing your teeth to plugging your phone into its charger at night; it will remind you of all those essential holiday items needed. Write it down and ensure you tick off every item that you have packed. You want to avoid those gasping outbursts en-route crying “I’ve forgotten my phone charger!” when you can reassure yourself that you ticked it off your list and it is in the suitcase.
Lay everything you want to take on the bed and get crafty with your packing, some simple tricks will help ensure your packing stays beautifully organised and neat in transit. For instance, roll up your clothes, this will help them stay crease-free and take up less room. Keep rolled up socks inside bras to help them remain their shape, or inside trainers to save wasted space. Keep your toiletries from exploding in your bag by decanting them into smaller bottles; then unscrew the lid, place cling film on the top and screw the lid back on, reducing the likelihood of spillages.