If you are anything like me when it comes to travelling, you pack your suitcase at the very last minute, throwing in what you think you might need only to find you have left some essentials behind and taken too much that you don’t end up needing anyway.
This Christmas I am heading overseas to New Zealand to spend some special time with my family. I have decided to take a different tack and get snappy – packing my bags in advance and with some thought.
I laid out everything that I wanted to take and then did the recommended “halve it”. I even took some time out to photograph my suitcase, and I must say, it has made packing more fun than usual and I think I have done a great job and chosen only the essentials – including my families brown paper packages tied up with string.
If I could offer a few packing tips to anyone they would be to carry your camera on the plane in your carry-on bag and if you have room, include a spare change of clothing in case your luggage makes it to a different destination than you do!
If you are off this Christmas I would suggest get packing now before the taxi is at the door. It makes for a more stress-free lead up to the holidays as you try to cram in all those last minute things to do before you leave.
Christmas shopping – check ✔
Packing – check ✔
Relax – check ✔
Wishing you a wonderful festive season!