Ready to pack your vacation bag? After a year of hard work, which was extremely demanding for all of us, it’s time for a well-deserved rest, but before that, you still have the heroic task of deciding what to pack and what not to pack.
If, on the one hand, being away from home makes us want to take EVERYTHING we might possibly need, there is still no magic trick that allows us to make our entire closet fit inside the suitcase (unfortunately).
To help you pack the perfect bag, in which you carry the essentials to be ready for all occasions, without having to travel with your house on your back, I have prepared this guide:
Quantities to carry in your suitcase on vacation:
Firstly, it is important to reflect on your holiday destination. What is the usual temperature in the locality at this time of year? Is it usual for there to be unexpected rains? During the time you will be away, will you have the opportunity to wash and dry your clothes?
The answers to all these questions are essential for you to prepare. If washing clothes is an option, you can reuse the pieces you take with you in another way, creating a completely different outfit. But regardless of everything, it’s important that the clothes you take with you are versatile, allow for several combinations with each other, and be easy to adapt to different situations, just changing the accessories with which you combine them.
For a week, I recommend that you take at least:
- 2 bikini/swimsuit
- 5 blouses/sweaters
- 3 dresses (at least 1 for a night out or special dinner)
- 1 cool coat
- 2 or 3 shorts/skirts
- 1 u 2 flowy/comfortable pants
- 1 jeans
- 1 pajama/night shirt
- 1 tennis
- 1 sandals
- 1 flip flops for the beach/pool
- 1 more classic shoes, for going out or dinner
- Beach towel
- hat and sunglasses
- Some accessories:
- 2 or 3 necklaces
- 2 or 3 bracelets
- 2 or 3 pairs of earrings
Combinations you should be able to make with your suitcase.
As mentioned before, it is important that the pieces you carry are versatile, and allow you to create various combinations with each other.
Below, I simulated a suitcase with the pieces shown above, and different combinations to make during your holidays.
How to pack for vacation?
When it’s time to pack, this is the time to pack all your clothes, shoes and accessories, within the space you have at your disposal. Here are some tips to make it simple:
- Don’t fold it, roll it up – rolling each piece of clothing Marie Kondo style is undoubtedly the best way to make the most of your suitcase space, but also to be able to access each item quickly. But attention, you need to do it carefully and ensure that sweaters, tops, t-shirts and pants are rolled straight, in order to minimize creases. The same method can be applied to pants and shorts. After symmetrically folded and folded in half again, just roll it up.
- Opt for pieces that don’t wrinkle easily – Enjoy the most fluid summer fabrics that don’t wrinkle so easily. For conscience’s sake, try to see if, at the destination, there is an iron available.
- Make the hats and other accessories, – Do you know those decorative dolls, typically Russian, that have a doll inside another? This is how you should transport your hats. Fill the inside of the hat with other items (t-shirts or roll tops, for example) and place it in the bottom of your bag, still empty.
- Another trick: roll up socks in pairs and store them inside sneakers and shoes.
- Formal shirt? Fold it and, already inside the suitcase, fit a rolled belt inside the collar.
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