Tips for Packing for a Weekend

Are you about to check an adventure off your bucket list with a weekend trip? Maybe you have a girls’ weekend planned or are simply visiting family.  Whatever the occasion, you’ll certainly need to pack a suitcase.  If you’re flying, an overhead compartment sized suitcase is sufficient to accommodate your needs for the weekend. Follow these packing tips from the travel professionals and you’ll be on your way to making wonder memories!

Novice travelers tend to make the mistake of over packing. Make a mental note of the activities scheduled for the weekend and this will give you the needed direction for packing. Comfortable shoes or boots for the plane trip or car trip can also be worn throughout the weekend. Depending on your evening plans, one other pair of shoes should suffice for such a short trip. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and add a fresh outfit from Torrid for your trip. Don’t forget your hostess gift if you’re staying with friends or family.

It’s a good idea to travel with a larger purse and pack your smaller purse.  Your electronics can be stored in the larger purse and all the chargers can be placed in the small purse which will be packed in the suitcase.  Instead of piling your clothing in the suitcase, roll each garment. This will prevent wrinkles and allow for more efficient packing. Place rolled garments on the outer edges of the suitcase interior and work your way in. Cosmetic and toiletry bags can be placed in the center of the rolled clothing. This will add coverage and protection if there are any breakables in your toiletry or cosmetic bags.  Take advantage of the suitcase pockets for lingerie and socks.

Finally, ensure that there is a visible name and address card on the suitcase completed with your up to date contact information if you do decide to check your luggage or gate check it at the last minute. Have a grand time on your journey and enjoy the memories for years to come!

 

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