Whether you’re heading off for a break soon or not, it is always good to be prepared and have a plan of action to follow when going away for a weekend break.
Weekend packing is always a little more difficult, from looking at the right Waxed Canvas Duffle Bags to not overpacking, it can be a challenge. Pack too much and you end up lugging a hug beg around for the weekend and pack too little and you end up running around the shops to buy the things you really should have packed in the first place.
So what do you really need to pack for a weekend away?
At a glance some of the items you should think about including are:
- Comfortable shoes
- Two tops
- A dress or smart top
- A pair of jeans or trousers
- A travel adapter’
- Travel-sized toiletries
- Three sets of underwear
- A fresh bra
- Kindle or books
- Daytime bag
- Carry on sized travel bag (daytime bag) suitcase or holdall
- Passport and any other travel documents
- Wallet/purse and cash
- Phone charger
1. Packing Light For A Weekend Trip
When traveling with a carry-on-bag then you definitely want to travel as light as possible. Especially when it’s an overnight trip or just a few days. There is always the chance that checked luggage can get delayed or lost, so on a short trip, it’s always better to save yourself the money and hassle and to take your luggage with you.
2. Packing Cubes
These should be your best friends when taking short trips and packing goes hand in hand. If you have never used them before, you will never go back. They are brilliant for organizing your luggage as well as making sure you are using all the space available effectively. You could even use one cue per day of your trip and label them as such, this will not only make you feel organized but keep your time to a minimum.
3. Check What’s Going To Be At Your Hotel
If you want to make sure you are packing as light as possible and not taking anything that is a waste of time, it’s best for you to check what is going on at your hotel already. There is no point in you bringing a towel, a dressing gown, slippers, toiletries, etc if they are all already provided to you in your hotel room.
4. Pack Clothes That Go From Day To Night
Packing light is all about packing in a smart way. If you pack clothes that go from day to night then you are saving yourself the hassle of needing a change of clothes for your evening plans.
5. Always Check The Weather
Don’t get caught out by the weather, you need to ensure you check the weather before you travel. This is where an element of last minute packing often pays off. Look at the weather and then you can make sure you pack appropriately.