Summer Holiday Packing: What Must Make It Into Your Suitcase & What Can Stay At Home?

I’ve just got back from a lovely break in sunny Mallorca and had the most amazing time. I’m someone who always likes to make sure that when I’m going away, I pack all the essentials and leave at home anything that I don’t need. There’s nothing worse than getting an extra luggage charge at the airport. That’s why, when it comes to getting ready to jet off into the sun, it pays to be smart about your packing. The question is, how do you differentiate between the essentials and items that you just don’t need to take?

Pack a capsule wardrobe
The best thing you can do to ensure that you don’t go over your luggage limit is pack a capsule wardrobe. This means packing a selection of clothes that can be mixed and matched to create a number of different looks. It’s a great option because it allows you to pack the minimum amount of clothing that you’ll need. While still allowing you to create lots of different holiday looks. Select a couple of skirts - one maxi and one midi, a couple of dresses - two different styles, a selection of tops, some shorts, and so on. As well as lots of accessories, of course. When it comes to capsule wardrobe success, accessories are crucial. Pack just a handful of items, all of which are suitable for the climate. Leave behind anything that you know you won’t need, such as your favourite pair of jeans, for instance.

The right nightwear is important
If you’re heading to somewhere hot, don’t skimp on nightwear. There’s nothing worse than being in a hot country and not having the right nightwear to keep you cool. If you want some nightwear that will keep you cool and look nice, check out Knicker Locker's luxury nightwear. There are various styles and designs to choose from, so whatever your size and shape, there should be something perfect. If you can’t find something that you like on there, there are plenty of other sites to choose from.

Think about what you’ll be spending your time doing
To make it easier to stick to the allowed weight limit for your trip, think about what you’ll be doing while you’re away. Will you be spending most of your time sunning yourself on the beach or will you be out and about exploring? If you plan on spending most of your time at the beach, packing mainly beachwear should work fine. If, however, you plan on doing lots of sightseeing, you’ll need a selection of different outfits. As well as various pairs of shoes for different things.

Pack mini’s where possible
When it comes to your beauty essentials, it’s worth packing mini versions of your favourite products where possible. This will help to ensure that your luggage isn’t over the set amount. There are lots of mini versions of shampoo and condition, as well as mini versions of makeup that you can get. Everywhere from Boots and Superdrug to Debenhams have these, so there are plenty of places you can get them from.

When you’re packing for a summer break, it’s easy to overpack. However, if you want to keep your travel costs down, it’s best to be smart about what goes into your suitcase.
Have you ever had to pay over the odds at the airport for your luggage?

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