Monday, November 6, 2017

TRAVEL TIPS



I had the opportunity recently to spend sometime in my favorite places in Europe. Sweden. One of the most beautiful places with equally lovely people. On our way back we decided to see some other cities as well. So with all the travel I thought it would be a great way to share my travel tips. The most challenging part of travelling is when you shop and then try to fit everything in 3 suitcases. We had some 10 bags of shopping and how to now fit everything in those suitcases. So expecting my shopping these are few things I did. 


PACK LIGHT

Make sure that you have the most essential clothes that you would need for that holiday. So lets say its 10 days, would you need how many shirts or pants/dresses overall? What can you do without. Look at your wardrobe and identify what exactly you want to carry with you. I have often times made the mistake of packing too much. Now when I go to holidays I know I will anyway shop, so what is the most probable things I will buy and can wear there rather than carry it. Think it through. Make your packing as basic as you can and you anyway have your shopping bags to help with the rest! I had the worst experience of packing 2 huge suitcases for a 3 month overseas trip assuming just that I wont ever shop or that I would need clothes daily. My mum convinced me I needed my 7 pairs of sweaters and every shirt I could imagine and once I landed I realised what a nightmare it was to be pushing around these huge suitcases. My biggest lesson - NEVER carry heavy. u will most probably end up shopping stuff and if you even forget stuff you can always pick up something else! 
HEAVY ITEMS AT THE BOTTOM

I never realized how much heavy items don’t really help keep things as basic as we want. The toys, shoes, accessories, bags all should be ideally placed at the bottom of the suitcase, this way you can add all the light stuff between them and make more room accordingly. If you put clothes first and then the heavy items, it will cause more work for you trust me. This was one lesson my dad taught me. I had a habit of putting my shoes on the top and I never would get why it would not fit. Then he made me realise that the shoes should be at the bottom so that clothes can easily be adjusted but not the heavy ones. They would just create the issues on the top and give you a huge trouble trying to fix the zip and close the suitcase. 

FILL UP SPACES


There are various pockets in the suitcase especially between the various areas of it. Socks, light tops, shirts, anything which can be adjusted should be used to fill up these spaces. I use all the corner space coz its been always the biggest issue. So make sure to see the most of the places are like the same way. The space between your shoe and your purse. Just sneak a shirt in there, it can easily fit. Socks, tights, anything which can be adjusted can be added to these specific places too! Great space saver. 



  ESSENTIALS CHECKLIST

I always have my checklist for the travel. The clothes, toiletries, kids list, my list etc..this is a great way to not worry about just making sure that the list is taken care of. I always try to pack a day before or earlier as much as possible. After that I am relaxed and don’t need to worry about what I forgot. Eg: my straightener is one thing I always forget and I ended up with a nightmare situation of having no time while on holiday to go to parlor and my hair was such a mess!...more than usual ­čśŐ 



ACCESSORIES WHICH MATTER

Don’t take too many accessories in your suitcase. Nightmare. So carry the big bag, small bag for travel and medium size. Shoes as well try and get a little limited ones too, what kind of place are you travelling. Is it gonna be hot or cold? Beaches? I love carrying my sandals, one pair of heels or 2 depending, and match your outfits to your shoes, really important. Always make sure to see if you can have a more important ones like watches, belts, etc. 

5 comments:

  1. Wow so happy for you. I lived in Europe but never went to Sweden. Lovely tips here as well. Thanks Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Cris
    https://photosbycris.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/the-jewel-of-gold-coast.html

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  2. Great post!

    You have a nice blog!

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    Have a great day!

    xoxo Jacqueline
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