Summer is just around the corner, and, like every year, an inevitable ritual approaches that precedes the preparation for every trip, whether it’s long or short: packing.
What should I pack? Which clothes or accessories to choose? How not to forget anything important?
These are questions we all ask ourselves before a trip.
First of all, it’s important to mention that for some people, preparing their suitcase is a source of stress and is often postponed until the last minute.
Another classic problem is that many of us do not realize the quantity of clothes and accessories we will actually need during the holidays and, for this reason, tend to overfill our suitcases, bringing more things than we will actually use. This can weigh down your trip unnecessarily.
The Essentials collection is perfect for avoiding this problem: the clothes don’t wrinkle, and after washing them, you just need to hang them for a couple of hours to reuse them without the need for ironing. The capsule is designed specifically for travelers, allowing you to take everything you need with a few interchangeable garments, thus conserving space in your suitcase.
On the contrary, but no less frequent, is the situation where people pack fewer things than they actually need. In this case, the consequences can be unpleasant because during the holidays, you’ll realize you don’t have everything you need, and you’ll have to buy what’s missing on-site, using part of your budget for unforeseen expenses and having to give up other activities.
However, none of this will be a problem if you follow five simple tips to pack your suitcase and enjoy your summer holidays without worries.
Tip #1: Prepare a list of things to pack
The first piece of advice we give you is to prepare a list where you write down what you will need for your vacation. To do this, follow the steps below:
- “Arm yourself with paper and a pen” and sit in a comfortable place where you can start writing your list.
- This activity will take little time, usually fifteen or twenty minutes, so we suggest you avoid distractions. Keep your phone away, and if possible, put it on silent. This way, you won’t be distracted during list preparation.
- Have the calendar at hand and define day by day, from departure to return, the possible activities you will be doing. How will you travel? Will you go to the beach or the mountains? Do you plan wild excursions? Will you make cultural visits to museums, cathedrals, or archaeological sites? And so on. After making this list, you will have a clear idea of what you will need to pack for your summer vacation.
- List everything item by item, dividing it into: clothes, accessories and cosmetics, technology and entertainment (books, iPad, etc.).
Tip #2: Set the day and time to pack your suitcase
Time is precious, and haste is often the enemy of good results. In preparation for your vacation, don’t leave packing until the last minute. Set a time right away for preparing your luggage, preferably a couple of days before departure. Packing your suitcase two days in advance will give you some time to handle any “emergencies.”
Tip #3: Verify your list with someone
As they say, two heads are often better than one, and for this reason, it could be useful to verify your list with someone else. This simple action will help you avoid mistakes! If you are traveling with your boyfriend or husband, you can check the list together with them and, in turn, help them check their luggage. If you are traveling alone, you can ask a friend for advice.
Tip #4: Leave space for souvenirs
Every time we travel, we may find souvenirs to bring back with us upon return, to share with loved ones or keep as memories of our vacation. Consider leaving space in your suitcase specifically for souvenirs. Once you’ve packed your suitcase, make sure there’s enough space for your gifts.
Tip #5: Pay attention to post-pandemic health regulations
Covid-19 has inevitably changed the way we travel, and these days we often hear about tests, vaccines, and “green passes.” That’s why it’s important to reiterate that nothing is more important in a trip than your safety. For this reason, inform yourself beforehand through official and authoritative websites or by checking with your trusted travel agency about the health regulations to follow, whether you need to bring protective devices or other materials for your health protection. Keep in mind that buying these devices locally could be more expensive than expected, so take everything you need in advance and have it with you!
Follow our 5 tips, and we wish you a pleasant journey!