How to Pack Sensibly

As the weather starts to warm up, more and more Brits are thinking about going abroad. The travel bug affects many of us – there’s so much of the world to see! Whether it’s a short city break over the weekend or a leisurely stay at a beach resort, there are a few tips you can apply to your packing to ensure you remember all the essentials and can close the zip without someone sitting on your suitcase for you!

If you’re staying away for longer than a few weeks, it’s a good idea to put some plastic bags in the bottom of your case. These can be used to keep your dirty laundry separate from your clean clothes when you’re miles away from a washing machine. Before you start filling the space with clothes for every possible occasion, think about the absolute essentials. If you pack these first, you can then fill any spare space with more clothes. This is the part that our Oxford Circus escorts find difficult – they adore shopping and have far too many clothes!

First, decide which toiletries you need. Whether it’s one night or one month, you will definitely need a toothbrush and toothpaste. Depending on your usual habits, you might also want floss and mouthwash. Bear in mind that you can buy mini bottles from most pharmacies, and these can save a lot of space. You’ll also need a razor, moisturiser, deodorant and cologne. Find out beforehand whether your accommodation provides shampoo, conditioner and towels – you can being your own if you’re fussy, but many hotels provide these for you.

Pack enough underwear to have a clean pair for every day. Even if you’ll be spending the day in swimming trunks, you’ll probably be going out in the evenings and will need clothes for then. Try to pack at least one outfit for each occasion – hiking wear, smart evening wear, casual day wear. Choose clothes that you can mix and match; three shirts might all go with one pair of trousers. Also choose your footwear carefully; in hot climates you’ll want flip flops or sandals, for walking you’ll need trainers or hiking boots, and take a smart pair for the evenings.

Remember all your documents. You need your passport to be in date, you need travel insurance and check whether or not you need a visa or permission to enter the country. Prepare your flight tickets and hotel reservations so your not in a mad rush the night before you leave. Happy travelling!