Packing is an essential thing that you must do in order to go on vacation and have all of the things that you need to enjoy your trip. But this does not have to mean that in order to fulfill your needs that you have to over pack and take too much luggage with you.
It doesn't matter if you plan your holidays to an exotic island or to a big city there are some simple and basic tips that will help you to pack for anywhere you are planning on going.
First thing you should do is go over your itinerary that you have for your vacation. When you do this make sure to take into consideration the activities you plan on being involved with each day that you are on your trip.
You should take time to make sure that your clothes you are taking are color coordinated making it easier for you to be able to get a way with less clothes while looking like you brought an entire wardrobe with you.
You do this by taking a basic color that is a solid color like one skirt, one pair of pants and one dress. Generally black or navy are good solid colors to go with. Then you can pick out one top that is a solid color as well. Say a cream color or beige.
You should probably have a top for each day you will be gone and you can have a variety of colors and patterns if your basics are solid colors. Add a couple of scarves one solid and one patterned to add as accessories to your wardrobe.
At the most you should only take three pairs of shoes, one pair of dress shoes, one pair of casual shoes and one pair of walking shoes. You should wear the walking shoes when you get on the plane and have the other two pairs of shoes in the suitcase.
If you have items that might need to be ironed it's best if you iron them and then put them in garment bags with other items that might need ironing and then flatten out the garment bag so that most of the air is out of the bag and then fold in half and lay flat in your suitcase. This will also save you a lot of room in your suitcase.
If you have decided to bring a blazer as part of your wardrobe for your trip it's probably a good idea to wear the blazer when you board the plane, this is yet another way to save room in your suitcase. Items like undergarments can be rolled up and put in the outside pockets of your suitcase and you can place all of your personal hygiene and makeup into a zipper bag that can easily be put on top of everything that is already packed.
If you do this just right, you should not have to check in your bag instead you should be able to carry it on and put it in the overhead compartment of the plane. This will save you not only time but money as well since you won't have to find your bags nor will you have to pay for checking in your bags.