As brief as your trip may be, two short and sweet days can be all you need to reboot. However, don’t let your preparation stay in the way of the upcoming joys of sunbathing, or cocoa by the fire for the winter-lovers. Instead, you can outsmart your packing jitters and start your journey with a peace of mind!
Start with the Basics
While you’re worrying which pair of jeans looks better with your favorite sneakers, you might end up forgetting to pack your undies altogether. To avoid this lovely mess, start by packing your underwear and hygiene essentials. Think: wet wipes, your toothbrush neatly stored in a travel-friendly sanitizer, deodorant, and your skincare necessities.
Also, don’t forget your passport, your keys, and your credit cards along with an emergency cash stash, and you’ll be safe and sound even if you leave something at home.
Check the forecast for your destination and choose your outfits accordingly. That way, you can avoid packing too many “just in case” items and save room for souvenirs or an extra book you’ve been meaning to read. However, it’s always smart to think in layers and stick to the classics, and a compact umbrella is a must.
A pair of comfortable jeans can go well with your sneakers and a plain white t-shirt, while a leather jacket can keep you warm on chill evenings no matter your style.
Choose your Travel-Wears
Absolutely pick the clothes that are comfortable, but you can also plan to wear some of your bulkier items as well, in order to make extra room in your bag. That leather jacket can be with you on the plane, and you can wear those ankle boots you love, while leaving room for an extra pair of flats.
If possible, you can wear the same outfit on your flight back, which will save you the trouble when it’s time to pack for your return.
If Possible, Stick to Carry-On
The greatest temptation of all might be to bring a check-in bag, which is completely unnecessary for a two-day trip. Find a high-quality bag that fits the dimensions of carry-on luggage, and use it as a point of reference.
These bags are deceptively small but can fit a surprising number of clothes. But once you master the art of single-bag packing for your weekend getaways, you will never have to waste another moment pensively staring at your wardrobe – it will all be neatly over in a matter of minutes!