There’s nothing more exciting than going on holiday, but packing is undoubtedly one of the least exciting parts! Whether you’re off on a beach holiday for 2 weeks or have a once-in-a-lifetime city break, you’ll definitely want to read these tips to help you pack. 

If you’re like us and you hate packing for your holidays, you can do a few things to make things easier - and much quicker!

1. Make a list

Organizing a suitcase is vital, so it’s best to write a list beforehand. With a list, packing runs much more smoothly and quickly. You’re also less likely to forget anything when you make a list. Here are some essentials to start you off:
  • Passport - or visa if you need one
  • Travel Insurance
  • Suncream
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Sunglasses - grab a stylish prescription pair from Arlo Wolf
  • Swimwear and towel - top tip: put your towel on top!
  • Any clothes and shoes
  • Currency
  • Travel adapters
  • Toiletries
Clear travel bag - if you’re only taking hand luggage, you must squeeze your 100ml liquids into a small, clear bag.

You can add individual outfits to your list, too! Think about what you want to wear beforehand. For example, have you got a business during the day and one in the evening? Here are 16 things you shouldn’t forget when packing for a trip.

2. Roll your clothes

If you’re running around last minute to pack, throwing everything in the suitcase can be tempting. But stop! You’ll maximize the space in your case by rolling your clothes instead of scrunching or folding them. Rolling clothes can also help to prevent creases, which is great if you can’t carry a travel iron.

3. Prepare a week before you travel

Alright, a week might seem excessive, but hear us out! If you start packing a week before, you’ll have enough time to pick up anything you don’t have, such as sun cream or travel adapters. You’ll find packing a lot less stressful, and if you’ve got your list written out, it’ll take no time. The last thing you want is a mad rush the night before!

4. Be aware of your luggage requirements

This is particularly useful if you’re only carrying hand luggage. All airlines have different baggage policies, so it’s best to check with the airline beforehand (you can find this information on their website). This includes the size of the suitcase but also the weight. Don’t forget to keep the liquids to a minimum (and under 100ml) if you’re traveling with hand luggage.

5. Pack as light as possible

If you plan on returning with a few souvenirs, you’ll want to save some room in your suitcase for them! Packing light can also help you avoid any hefty fees for overweight luggage, which some airlines (including Easyjet) charge up to £12 per kilogram at the airport.

Do you have any expert packing tips? Let us know in the comments below!