My Holiday Packing Tips

Top: Zara, Jeans: Zara, Shoes: Zara, Glasses: Vogue Eyewear

Top: Zara, Jeans: Zara, Shoes: Zara, Glasses: Vogue Eyewear

Good morning lovely people,

I hope you can forgive me for missing last week's post.  I was travelling to visit family, and wanted to focus on them for a couple days.  I knew you'd understand!

This week, I am in Dublin, Ireland!! I thought it was appropriate to talk about my tips for holiday packing!  As a frequent flyer back and forth from England, visiting family, I've learned quite a bit.  Typically, airlines restrict you to a certain weight and number of bags when travelling, but with my tips you'll have room for everything you need, including space for all your purchases.  As per request, here's the tricks I've learned over the past seventeen years. 

Pack Items That are Versatile

To me, this is the most important and efficient way of packing for a trip.  At first glance, you may think you need six pairs of shoes or five pairs of jeans for a two-three week trip, but in my opinion, three should be your max.  Things like shoes and pants take up the most space, so you have to choose carefully.  Choose pieces that you can wear multiple times with other pieces.  Mixing and matching is your best friend.

Research the Weather/Activities

Do your research, so you know that you're packing the right pieces for the events and weather.

Dress: Zara, Denim Jacket: Vintage Levis, Glasses: Pacsun

Dress: Zara, Denim Jacket: Vintage Levis, Glasses: Pacsun

Roll Clothes Instead of Folding Them

Some clothes, such as T-shirts, will take up a lot less space in your case if you roll them instead of folding them.  (However, this doesn't work as well for items like jeans or coats.)

Stuff Shoes and Handbags with Socks/Underwear

To conserve space and keep the shape of your shoes and bags, stuff them with socks and underwear.

Put Shoes in Shower Caps if Dirty

To keep dirty shoes from soiling clean clothes, put them in shower caps or plastic grocery bags.

Put Dryer Sheets in Your CasE

To keep your clothes smelling fresh longer, add some dryer sheets.

Record Your Outfits to Refer Back To

One of the biggest lessons I've learned is to document your outfits.  I always forget what I've packed and what I wanted to wear with what.  To combat this, I take photos on my phone of most of the outfits I plan to wear.  I put them in a folder in my photos app, and then I always have quick outfit ideas to refer back to!

As always, thank you so much for tuning in for this post.  Let me know in the comments below which tips you're going to try out on your next trip and where you're going!  I'm a bit nosey, so I'd love to know!  To keep updated on where I am in Ireland and England, follow me on Instagram! 

Georgie x