I’m ashamed to say it but I have never travelled with only hand luggage, I’ve always found the thought a bit frightening because, and I’ll admit it, I can’t pack! Not even for an overnight, I am terrible at it. So bad, I once took five pairs of shoes to a two day conference in Brighton!
But, I have set myself a challenge for my trip to Ibiza on Friday –I can only take hand luggage for a four night trip.
Now this does panic me slightly. Ibiza is known as the most glamourous of the Balearic Islands so I’m really going to have to pre plan my outfits early.
As my trip to Ibiza is for my hen do I’ve splashed out on a really pretty bikini from Victoria’s Secret which I bought in New York in February. So that’s swimwear sorted although I will probably squeeze in another one if I can.
Shoes always take up the most room so for the first time ever I’m limiting myself to two pairs! I’ve got a versatile pair of rose gold high heels from Office which I hope will go with everything and a pair of Carvella gem slides from Shoeaholics.com.
My top tips for hand luggage only packing:
· Travel in anything bulky like trainers.
· Roll rather than fold – this should help minimise the creasing
· Pack multi-functional items which go with more than one other thing
· Streamline your make up bag and include multi-purpose products
· Don’t pack anything ‘just in case!’
Do you have any packing shortcuts that you rely on?