How to not overpack for a weekend away

2 June, 2023 / words by IALH Editorial Team

Written by IALH Editor

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1) Make a checklist (& stick to it)

Put all the essentials on this list and try to avoid just flinging loads of bits in your bag and suitcase. Chances are you’ll forget something crucial or just have a ton of things you won’t use or wear.

2) Choose the right luggage

A bigger suitcase or bag will allow you to just pack and pack and pack! You want to restrict yourself to a minimum size and work with that size, not the other way around. There is

3) Use organisers

Organisers are a huns best friend! There are so many shapes and sizes to choose from and they keep everything super neat. They also really help when you pack for your return journey and everything’s a complete mess!

4) Have you ever tried a capsule wardrobe? If not, we recommend!

A capusle wardrobe is a selection of clothing pieces that can be worn interchangeably – the whole point is getting more for less! You’ll get a ton of outfits out of not as many clothes and for short holidays that’s the goal. Try neutral colours, statement but comfy shoes and choose your outfits ahead of time to avoid chucking things in ‘for just in case’.


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