Spring break is here, and as we head off to the beach for a week of fun in the sun, it’s beneficial to remember a few key points about efficient packing. It’s as easy as 1-2-3… literally. Check it out:
1. Start with a list. While what you need to bring will vary slightly from trip to trip, there are certain essentials that you will need every time. Type up a general list of essentials that you store on your computer; then, print it off when you’re preparing to leave for vacation. It will serve as an excellent starting point for your packing, and sticking to your list will help to eliminate unnecessary items.
2. Pack coordinated, multipurpose items. Try picking a color scheme for your trip; this way the pieces you pack can be worn interchangeably. Also, pack clothes that you can transition from day to night. For example, a fun floral dress can be worn with a bright-colored cardigan, chunky necklace, flat sandals and beachy waves for an afternoon shopping spree. For an upscale dinner later that evening, keep the dress and throw on a boyfriend blazer, sexy heels and statement earrings. Pull your hair into a posh ponytail, and you’re ready to hit the town.
3. Cut out your “just in case” items. For this recommendation, do as I say… not as I do. I’ll be the first to admit that it is extremely difficult trying to pick a select few pieces to bring from a full closet of clothes. Because of this, I often end up packing way more than I need. Do your best to eliminate these “just in case” items because nine times out of 10 you end up not using them. If, however, you find yourself needing something that you didn’t pack, you have the perfect excuse to go shopping (like you needed one anyway).