19.4.16

Travel packing tips


As I am about to set off for a new sunny destination, I want to share with you my travel packing tips. It's all about planning and organisation if you want to travel hassle-free and enjoy your journey.

THE STUFF
Use garment cases and pouches to keep your clothes and items organised. I use these garment cases from Muji. They weigh almost nothing, can be easily folded away when not in use, but help you keep your clothes neatly arranged during your journey.

Seal all bottles or cream containers with sellotape: I speak from experience when I say that occasionally I have unpacked at destination only to discover that shampoo or other liquid containers leaked and messed up my washing bag. To avoid such nasty surprises, it's best to seal all bottles with sellotape beforehand. 

Don't overpack: One outfit per day is fine when travelling for less than a week. If you go away for longer, let's say two weeks, pack for maximum seven days and either handwash your clothes or have them cleaned by the hotel. This way you save weight and it leaves you space to bring back any clothes and gifts that you may find abroad.

THE JOURNEY
Airport security check begins at home: When you are at the airport, you want everything to go smoothly. Long queues and having to rush to gates are things beyond our control. I would, therefore, advise to ensure before that you are not wearing any items that could set off the metal detectors. Also put the liquids in a transparent plastic bag before you're leaving. You don't want to be rummaging in your bags when you have hundreds of people queuing impatiently behind you.

Only check in stuff that you could live without: Checked baggage can potentially be delayed or in the worst case be lost. Never ever put your house and car keys, any other valuable items or important documents in there. Keep these in your hand luggage.

Invest in quality luggage: Several years ago, I bought three Rimowa suitcases, one cabin allowed suitcase, one medium and a large one. The suitcases are super light, sturdy and have never failed me. When you travel, the last thing you want to deal with is a suitcase with broken or lost wheels.

ELECTRONICS
Adaptors: If you already have the appropriate type at home, take it. After you've landed, you don't want to be wasting precious time by going on an adaptor shopping spree.

Chargers: For short trips you don't need to take your camera battery charger. But make sure that the battery is full before you leave. If your stay exceeds three days, it's safer to bring the charger with you. Phone and computer chargers are musts as they are sometimes even needed during the outward journey.

Hairdryer: Only pack if the hotel doesn't provide any.

These are my packing tips. If you have any you want add, please do so by leaving a comment.

36 comments

  1. That is so cool you are going away again!! Have a good trip
    xo
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  2. Great tips! Love the glasses!

    Hugs,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  3. Great tips, now all I need is a holiday! Have a great time. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  4. Overpacking is always my problem, though I guess if I travelled more I would get better at it (eventually). I love the idea of duct tape around containers. I usually stuff them in a plastic bag just in case. Fortunately I haven't had any mishaps just yet. But better be safe than sorry

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  5. Very good tips, from now on I am going to seal my shampoo and tubes with sellotape. On my last trip the shampoo bottle got open and made a big mess in my bag :(

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  6. Great and helpful tips dear! I always overpack my bag, haha! :D
    Have a wonderful time! :)
    Much love, Pisa
    www.inlovewithmyclothes

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  7. I'll be traveling a lot in the coming days, so this post is perfect! Love the sunglasses

    xx www.qustomquinns.com/blog

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  8. Definitely sealing the bottles! The way I do it is to take the lid off, put on a layer of cling wrap, and then screw the lid back on top of that. When I use a backpack which has less protection I guess, I also like to put it into ziploc bags, and sometimes all my liquids into a big plastic box, just to contain the mess if it does spill.

    I usually try my best with the security things, like the liquids ready and putting everything I need to take out in one place, but I'm still a mess at security haha.

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  9. Siffat Haider4/19/2016 1:43 pm

    These are great tips, I'm trying to work on not overpacking, it's a chronic problem I suffer from!
    xo
    Siffat
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  10. I need to get some sellotape! I'm flying to Austin this weekend and this will come in handy. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  11. I'm totally with you on sealing your toiletries with tape. I learned my lesson the hard way with that. I should look into those garment cases. I usually roll my clothes to keep them from wrinkling. Safe travels!

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  12. These are some really great tips, girlie! I've never used a garment case when packing, which makes much more sense and I assume creates additional space, thanks so much for the suggestion! I hope you're having a wonderful start to your week so far, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  13. I have recently have my foundation spill all over my makeup bag, it was a relief it didn't get to my clothes.
    Have fun and thanks for the packing tips!

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  14. These are indeed very useful tips. I travel often too (but not as often as you do I think) and I have been doing this since I was 13 years old. I think I have also gotten my packing down. Thanks for sharing these information with us :)

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  15. Love these tips! I love the one about airport security checks beginning at home. I definitely plan out everything, down to my backpack organization to ensure I don't get stuck in security check lines.

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  16. These tips are so great! Sellotaping toiletries is certainly a must!

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  17. I'm a bit of nutcase so I have an Excel spreadsheet especially for a 2-week holiday. I see which clothes will match with only 2 pairs of shoes and which accessories go with which. So I still can dress up well by mixing and matching. Other than that, I basically the same things you do :)

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  18. What a great idea about sealing bottles with sellotape, I've had leaking bottles before!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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  19. Thanks for sharing!!

    xx
    Xin

    http://xincerely.blogspot.com

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  20. Great tips, I have to travel quite a lot for work and love those Muji cases. You can fit so much and it helps me stay organised. I usually take no more than 3 pairs of shoes, including the ones I wear travelling. For me, also packing jersey midi dresses like my black James Perse dress is so versatile, I can wear it to almost anywhere.
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  21. I try very hard to not overpack and remind myself of the essentials. But sometimes, I forget things so easily! Last month, I went to KL and forgot my camera charger! So I couldn't film a single thing haha.

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

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  22. Great tips ! xx

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  23. This was a great post Anouk, loved all your travel packing tips.

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  24. Great picks and anything LV is always a gorgeous thing to travel with love your blog x http://www.bauchlefashion.com

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  25. Oh, just saw your pic on IG, hope u have a great time there! And those tips are just good, wish I traveled now!:P

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  26. Jane Fitfabfun4/20/2016 10:03 pm

    These are great tips! Thanks for sharing!
    xo,Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

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  27. These are such great tips! I really need to use more garment cases, so I'll definitely be checking out the ones you suggested! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. we pretty much have similar packing essentials. I bought a Rimowa Salsa Air a number of years ago and it has served me so well (so lightweight). I also use those Muji garment cases!

    Can't wait to see your travel posts!

    Have a great day!

    Animated Confessions

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  29. Yes!!!!! love these packing tips. So useful <3 Thanks for sharing

    Stephanie | www.stephykeung.com

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  30. Love the tip about security check, I love traveling but I get so annoyed when people act like they didn't know they would have to go through security.

    xx Falasha

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  31. Love the tips. I often forget the 'don't over pack' and only pack the stuff you can't live without'. I would keep this tips in remind :)
    Xx Blue Ducklings
    Http://www.blueducklings.wordpress.com

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  32. These are wonderful tips. We have to travel to have fun rather than to drag our whole room to our trip.

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  33. As a traveler i know the how much useful this tips on way to travel. Thanks for sharing a beautiful post with us..
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  34. I like the tip regarding the clothes and outfits. Usually, when I travel I always prepare an outfit per each day in advance. I usually also do an online chek-in at home when possible. Thanks for sharing your tips with us!

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