Pack your bags at the last minute, put everything, don’t succeed to close it and finally realize that we have forgotten the essential. A classic to start the holiday which can quickly become a disaster. If this year we decide to organize our suitcase? The secret is to gain a maximum space by avoiding crumpling your clothes. We always wonder what to pack, how many t-shirts, pants, socks take… Don’t panic, we give you all the secrets to make a perfect suitcase without headache. The guide to pack your bags, it’s here! 😉
MAKE A LIST OF THE ESSENTIAL CLOTHING AND UNDERWEAR TO YOUR HOLIDAY
Choose clothes and underwear you are sure to wear
To not forget anything in your suitcase, it is recommended to make a list. You avoid taking unnecessary clothes. The last day of your vacation, this will allow you to check if you have left something in your hotel room.
For a complete and effective list, check weather and temperatures of your destination and adjust your selection. Think of taking light clothes such as tank tops, shorts and t-shirts, and more covering clothes in case of bad weather such as sweatshirts, jeans, or jackets. Also think about the activities you plan to do during your stay. Don’t take flip flops if you want to hike. Then, you will only have to select the suitable clothes.
In general, the rule is to take less pants than tops: they can be worn several times while the tops retain more easily transpiration and are regularly washed. Count at least one top per day. Don’t forget the essentials and limit useless things. Bet on basics that fit with everything: jeans shorts, white t-shirts, etc. Don’t take 10 pairs of shoes and 10 different pants. During the holiday, we often wear the minimum like swimwear. Concerning the accessories, don’t take 10 beach bags either. Opt for a practical backpack if you go to the montain and a light beach bag for bathing afternoons.
The perfect underwear and clothing list for a 7 day stay
To help you, we have imagined for you an ideal list for one week stay in Reunion. 😉
1 JEAN : in case of rain, storm or just to go out at night, jeans is essential for any destination and any situation. It is advisable to put it the day of your departure on vacation if the weather conditions allow it. You will adapt more smoothly to the new temperatures especially if you change of country and climate. Comfortable and timeless, the jeans will be an ally during your stay.
1 SPORTS PANT / LEGGING: You can also opt for sports pants, joggings or leggings for more comfort or if you want to keep fit during the holidays and do sports. With their stretch fabric, they will guarantee you a greater freedom of movement. Know that some leggings are even equipped with high shape retention for comfort throughout the day.
2 SHORTS, made from canvas or denim: They are real must have during the holidays. Elegant and relaxed at the same time, they are timeless, perfect at the beach as in the city. Match with flip-flops or snikers, you will make good effect for sure!
7 TOPS: As we said before, count a minimum of one high per day. So if you are going to holiday for a week, take at least 7 tops. Bet on tank tops and t-shirts depending on which cuts you prefer. Vary the colors and patterns for a summer look.
8 VARIOUS UNDERWEAR adapted to all situations: briefs, boxers, thongs, jockstraps, it’s summer we dare everything. The brief bring you maximum comfort. Bet on the boxer for a more virile style, a jockstrap for optimum support and a string for more discretion, it’s up to you. Be careful ! Don’t take too much underwear. When you go to the sea, you spend a good part of your day in a swimsuit.
3 PAIRS OF SOCKS should be enough if you plan to stay the major part of your holidays in flip flops. If not, adapt the number to your needs.
2 SWIMWEAR: swim brief, swim boxer, swim short, vary colors and patterns to change your style. Swimwear is the essential piece of holidays. This is what we wear globally the most. So choose one you like!
1 BACKPACK OR BAG OF BEACH: The backpack will be essential for your hikes and other visits. You can take it directly with you in hand luggage to optimize the space in your suitcase. You can also take a beach bag if you go to the sea.
3 PAIRS OF SHOES: Although it is not recommended to take 10 pairs of shoes, it is still advisable to take snikers, flip-flops and dress shoes if you go out the evening. With its 3 pairs, you are sure to be able to face any situation.
How to organize your clothes and underwear in your suitcase?
In order to all your clothes enter in your suitcase, it is essential to have a meticulous organization.
RULE 1: Choose travel bags for short stays and suitcases for longer stays. It’s up to you if you prefer rigid, waterproof suitcases or more traditional luggage. If you take the plane, think of the weight of your suitcase. Check the company website before choosing your travel bag. This information is usually specified in your confirmation email.
RULE 2: Shoes and other heavy and bulky objects, are placed first, at the bottom of the bag to avoid damage your clothes and underwear.
RULE 3: Do not bend your clothes, but roll your t-shirts, tank tops and jackets, to optimize the space available. This method, also called Ranger Packing, is perfect for making place in the bag. It will also avoid the ironing chore on your resort, as well as unsightly creases on your clothes.
RULE 4: For your underwear, you can opt for practical small pockets. This will protect them. Do the same for belts, socks or swimsuits.
RULE 5: Wear the most bulky on you so as not to overload the suitcase: your coat, your jacket, your jeans but also your backpack for example.
To sum up:
- Take only the most important
- Limit the clothing number = only take what you are sure to wear
- Adapt your outfits depending on the weather and activities
- Choose a good and solid suitcase
- Roll up your clothes to protect them and optimize the space