Knowing how to pack your things when going away for a weekend can be extremely beneficial for you – and for a number of reasons. For starters, you don’t have to carry around too much luggage. Furthermore, you know for sure that you have everything you need for your mini-holiday too. Last, but not least, you don’t risk being overcharged at the airport because your luggage is too heavy.
So, how does a lady pack for a weekend? We have gathered 5 of the best tips so make sure to read on and find out more:
1. Don’t take too many clothes with you. This is a weekend away, not a year’s worth of travelling. In general, keep it simple and go with clothing items that go well with each other and can be interchangeable. A simple, (black) dress, a pair of pants (preferably of the kind that can be turned into shorts), a top, a shirt, a pair of shoes (if you’re wearing sports shoes, pack a pair of sandals, for example), a bag and a scarf – these are the absolute basics you should pack with you.
2. Keep in mind the weather of the place you’re visiting. According to this, you might want to make changes to the above-mentioned list (for instance, to add a sweater or a cardigan or to leave the dress at home). Although you might not be able to foresee the exact temperatures, you can still check and see which are the average temperatures of the place you are heading to.
3. Hygiene and underwear. This comes without saying, but you will want to keep yourself clean and tidy even if you are away for the weekend. However, don’t pack anything you can already buy at a supermarket once you reach your destination (soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, for example). A couple of towels, underwear and a combing brush would be essential though.
4. If you wear makeup, you will want to pack some with you as well. However, taking your entire collection of lipsticks and eyeshadows is not a practical idea. Instead, go for the basics again: a multi-use stick (can be used as lipstick, blush and eyeshadow), mascara, eyeliner and powder should do.
5. Documents and money. This should actually be the first and most important item on your packing list. Make sure you take originals with you, but also remind yourself to photocopy them and “hide” them in your luggage. Only carry the copies when you are out visiting touristic attractions and keep the originals in your luggage. Your ID, your passport (and visa, if necessary), your travel insurance, any receipts that will prove that you have already paid for accommodation and your plane tickets – these are just some of the items you should absolutely not forget at home). Furthermore, make sure you keep your money safe as well. Don’t carry around too much cash with you and keep the rest of it in your hotel room (or in your bank account, for that matter).