Packing made easy for your holiday

Packing for holiday

I love packing for a holiday, it is the excitement of knowing that I am going away. And there is time for a rest on the plane – I look at a plane journey as time to switch off. The whole idea of travelling agrees with me. However for some, packing for holiday can be a bit of a nightmare. Especially how much to take, we all have a tendency to pack more than we need.

To make life a bit easier here are some top packing tips to remove the stress from the start of your holiday.

Our top tips – Packing for MY Holiday

1. Have a list of the things that you need so that you do not forget anything. Sense Earth can provide you with a generic list if you want.
2. Start a few days before by just putting things that you think you might need aside in a safe place.
3. Use a soft bag as this is easier to transport around and also is less cumbersome than a solid suitcase.
4. Keep things to a minimum, you will probably not be staying in one place for the whole holiday so the less you have the less you have to pack at each stage.  And that means less stress!
5. Pack the larger items first so that you can squeeze the smaller ones around it.
6. Pack items in the same way each time so you know where everything is.
7. Put penknives etc in your main luggage.
8. Put valuables such as cameras and phones in your hand luggage.
9. Also have a spare set of clothes in your hand luggage – sometimes bags do go walkies for a while!
10. Have a book handy so when you get to the airport early you can relax.

With this in mind I have printed off my list and going to pack for Tuesday when I am off to Africa, happy days. Please read our updated packing list for more informed choices.

Jenny Bowen

Author: Jenny Bowen

I live for travel, whether it is at home or abroad. It is a joy to explore new places, meet new people and to have an adventure. There are so many wonderful places to visit and such fascinating wildlife to see, you never know what is around the corner! Live life to the full and restore your soul.