12 Tips To Help You Pack For Your Holiday
Posted on June 30 2018
Do you really need to take 7 pairs of shoes and an entire carry-on for just your
Fashionista globe-trotters—yes, you with the oversized suitcases and manic carry-ons. And we’re not talking about after the trip, we’re talking about departure and check-in time.
If you find yourself frequently regretful due to over-packing—getting odd stares
from strangers as they watch you lug your bags around, likely to be the only one at your resort changing six times a day just to wear half the clothes you brought with you, and now have no space to pack actual souvenirs—then read on for tips to lighten your load:
1. Basic colour palette:
You can frequently repeat black, navy, white, nude, and your favourite pop of
colour such as teal or lemon and a print for stylish and space-saving mix and
match options for trousers, dresses, blouses, and scarves.
2. Quick wash and dry:
Don’t go for fragile dryclean-only silks or chiffons that crush easily. Pack
apparel that wrinkles less while you’re out and about, is durable, and easy for
a quick handwash so you can re-wear it.
3. Roll up instead of fold:
Instead of traditional folding, look up techniques such as rolling up clothes
that create space to fit more items in your suitcase.
Airlines are getting stricter with baggage allowance and this includes
suitcase dimensions. Avoid the oversized variety of suitcases and pack
lightweight alternatives to your favourite shoes such as ballet flats instead of
For potential chilly evenings, select a cardi or hoodie or blazer or shawl—as
in two from the lot, not three of each. Think about your destination and select
accordingly: is it more sleek blazer and cape or frou-frou fur and Pashmina?
6. Minimal bling:
A couple of statement accessories, lightweight and metal-detector friendly,
ought to do the trick. Think safety too—faux jewellery is safer than solitaires
Toiletries come in mini-versions. If you can’t find your favourites, find small
bottle and jars, fill them up with essentials and label them.
8. Smart reading:
Avoid heavy hardcovers and take a paperback along for your trip. Or better
yet, download a Kindle app on your phone and scroll through the latest
9. Carry-on essentials for delayed luggage:
If you’re flying out of Pakistan, chances are some suitcases will be offloaded
as desi travellers rarely travel light. So pack that contact lens solution and a
quick change of clothes in your hand-carry so you don’t suffer too much if
your bags don’t arrive when you do.
10. Think twice about breakables:
Skip buying fragile ornaments unless they’re really worth it and meticulously
packed in bubble wrap et al.
11. Think in advance:
Look up baggage restrictions for your airline and destination and zip-lock
your carry-on moisturisers in advance to save time when checking in.
12. Be prepared for dark clouds:
Pack one bad-weather outfit, whether it’s a windbreaker or lightweight
Wellies and a mini-umbrella. Chances are if you aren’t prepared, it’ll probably
13. Don't forget to pack your favourite Conatural Product:
Most importantly don't forget to pack your favourite Conatural product, so that we can be with you to make your day a little bit better with love and care as always.