How to pack your suitcase in 15 minutes
Not long to go now before my trip to Barcelona… Whether you’re off on a long holiday or taking a city break, packing can be tricky. So how do you pack your suitcase efficiently? With these tips you can pack your suitcase in 15 minutes – so there’ll still be plenty of time left over to shop for a new bikini, for example!
Mix & Match
I always first lay everything out on my bed and then make up sets. The things I take with me have to match with at least one other item. That way, you can create multiple outfits with the same items and still look different. In combination with jewellery, you’ll have a number of gorgeous looks in no time.
Layers, layers, layers
Try to limit the number of items you take with you. Put on as many layers of clothing as you can – you can take them off when you get hot. For example: a bikini under your clothes, a shirt, a sweater [you can tie it around your waist if necessary] and a jacket. Then there’s jewellery: put on as much as possible, wear your heaviest shoes and put on that nice new hat.
Roll me up
Rolling up your clothes helps save space and keeps your clothes free from creases. A win-win situation, in other words. Make the most of it 😉
One on top of the other
My penultimate “packing” tip is to lay dresses and trousers one on top of another, the way you see in the picture. That way, they’ll stay crease-free and flat, so you can fit a lot into your suitcase.
When I go on holiday, I’ll be taking…
An e-reader! Instead of lugging piles of heavy books, pre-install them on your e-reader. You’ll save space and weight… and you won’t have to choose between those two potboilers!
Use transparent bags for all your small things. That way, everything will be easy to find and you won’t have to empty out your entire suitcase to get hold of them (so no flying tampons. Which is a good thing, right?) Do the same thing with plugs (and put a rubber band around the cable so it doesn’t get tangled)
Put your socks and underwear in your shoes. It all helps.