Pieces of advice to pack smartly for the holidays
Posted on February 27 2017
When it comes to packing, not everybody has the skills to do it in an organized way. But it’s something you can change thanks to some quick tips and it comes with three principal steps. All you need now is a notebook, a suitcase and a destination.
Step 1: your destination
Forget everything you think you know about the place you’re going to and do some actual research. If you’re going to a tropical country like St Barth, the rules might be a little different from a regular beach. Temperatures are high but the air is moist. You might want to adapt your skin and hair care routine. Since it’s going to be hot, you need to cover the fragile parts of your skin such as shoulders with a summer tunic. And if you’re coming from May to November, you might want to bring a light raincoat for the monsoon. You should also check the activities available there. Are you mostly going to chill by the beach, hike into the rainforest or pace through the old Town? Those activities have special needs when it comes to outfits and accessories.
Step 2: the to-take list
If you need to pack a small suitcase, mostly choose clothes you can wear with anything. It will in fact be easier to go with monochromatic outfits. Also think about what you want to wear every day and don’t bring more. You won’t have time to wear everything.
Step 3: organize your suitcase
Before you put everything inside, just check if your luggage is the perfect one for the trip you’re about to take. Big bags are great for a city-break, but trolley-case are much better if you stay a little bit longer. Especially if you are bringing hard case, which is waterproof and shock-resistant (think about the trip your luggage is going to take in the plane). Use compartments and little travel and beauty kits to separate everything.
Our best storage tip? Don’t fold the laundry, roll it. This way, you’ll earn much more space, and can now bring extra clothes or accessories. Plus, you can hide precious stuff between two rolls. Wrap your shoes in a plastic bag to protect other clothes from them and don’t forget to bring an extra bag to store your dirty laundry!