How do you feel when you hear the words “holiday packing”? It’s a bit like Marmite – Some people love it, some people hate it. I would have to include myself in the latter category. I really don’t understand how people can love packing for a holiday or a long trip, yet I’ve spoken to some people who absolutely adore it. They love the list making; the picking out what clothes to bring; the “how many pairs of shoes they can fit” into their suitcase or backpack game, along with how many pairs of sunglasses to bring.

Maybe someday I will thrive from the excitement of packing my backpack, but not yet. To make life a little easier, I have compiled 3 top tips that I have learned on how to get the most of packing for your next holiday or long trip:

1)   Packing cubes – if you have never heard of these yet then today is your lucky day. They are small fabric containers in which you pack your clothes into. They are designed to hold a large amount of clothes within a small space so they are ideal for organization and bringing more clothes than you thought you could in backpack or suitcase.

2)   Make a list – I know I mentioned above that some people absolutely love this but if you’re not already doing this then you need to start. I can’t tell you the number of times I have forgotten important things that I wanted to pack all because I didn’t make a list so I didn’t remember it. So it’s easy, list what you want to pack and tick it off as you pack it.

3)   Instead of just packing random clothes, pack outfits to wear. This will save space as you won’t have to pack so many clothes when you already pre-plan what t-shirts go with what bottoms.

These 3 tips may not necessarily change you from a hater to a lover of holiday packing, but they will help make the process a little less painful.

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Blanaid May
My name is Blanaid and I left the office life behind to travel the world full-time. I have a website where I post about all things travel. I am a social media manager and work freelance for a digital agency that my partner started named Jade Smith Design.