This Holiday Packing List Is @thisgirlcanorganise Approved

June 25, 2024

Summer is just around the corner, and you know what that means - it’s holiday season! Whether you’re jetting off to a tropical paradise or embarking on a city break, packing smart is key to having a stress-free and fabulous getaway. And who better to guide you through the art of packing than @thisgirlcanorganise?

She’s curated the ultimate holiday packing list that’s guaranteed to make your suitcase envy-worthy and your holiday a breeze. So grab your favourite pen and notebook, because you’re going to want to jot down these essentials!

Influencer @thisgirlcanorganise (Nicola Lewis) wearing a sun hat & colourful print dress, with an open suitcase on the bed.
Nicola Lewis wearing a long-sleeved, hot pink shirt & matching shorts.

1. Versatile Wardrobe Staples

When it comes to packing for your summer holiday, versatility is key. Opt for pieces that can be mixed and matched to create multiple outfits. Think breezy maxi dresses, lightweight tops, and comfortable shorts. Bonus points for items that can transition seamlessly from day to night!

2. Swimwear Galore

No summer holiday packing list would be complete without an array of swimwear options. Whether you prefer a classic one-piece or a trendy bikini, make sure to pack enough swimwear to last you through those poolside lounging sessions and beach days. Don’t forget a stylish cover-up for those moments when you want to take your beach look from sand to bar!

3. Sun Protection Essentials

Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat - need I say more? Protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays is non-negotiable, so make sure to pack SPF of at least 30 and reapply regularly. And don’t forget to shield your peepers with a chic pair of shades and keep your cool under a stylish sun hat.

Nicola Lewis wearing a colourful coral print swimsuit. A pair of tortoiseshell sunglasses, woven straw sun hat, & sunscreen.
A Sony camera, iPhone in a pink case, & a handy extension cable with sockets for plugs & USB.

4. Tech and Travel Gadgets

Keep yourself entertained and connected while on holiday with essential tech gadgets. From your trusty smartphone and portable charger to a waterproof camera for capturing those Instagram-worthy moments, make sure your tech arsenal is fully equipped. Oh, and don’t forget to download your favourite playlists and podcasts for those long flights or lazy beach days.

5. Organisation is Key

Don’t forget to pack your organisational essentials to keep your suitcase in check. Packing cubes, travel-size toiletry bottles, and a compact travel wallet will help you stay organised and stress-free throughout your holiday. Plus, you’ll have more space in your suitcase for souvenirs!

6. Roll, Don’t Fold

Maximise space in your suitcase by rolling your clothes instead of folding them. Not only does this method save space, but it also helps prevent creases and wrinkles, so you can arrive at your destination looking fresh and ready to slay!

7. Pack Light

As tempting as it may be to bring your entire wardrobe, resist the urge to overpack. Stick to the essentials and aim for a capsule wardrobe that can be mixed and matched to create different looks. Your back (and your wallet) will thank you later!

Nicola Lewis rolling up a pair of dusky pink shorts to fit into a packing cube with other clothes.
An open suitcase with two pairs of women's sandals; one suede with black spot print, one leather with black straps.

8. Double-Duty Items

Look for clothing and accessories that serve multiple purposes. A sarong can double as a beach towel or a stylish scarf, while a versatile wrap dress can be worn as a cover-up during the day and dressed up for dinner in the evening.

9. Limit Shoes

Shoes can take up a lot of space in your suitcase, so be strategic with your footwear choices. Aim for a maximum of three pairs - one pair of comfortable walking shoes, one pair of sandals or flip flops for the beach, and one pair of dressier shoes for evenings out.

10. Pack Mini Toiletries

Save space in your suitcase by opting for travel-size toiletries or decanting your favourite products into smaller containers. Not only will this lighten your load, but it will also comply with airline regulations for carry-on liquids.

11. Pack an Empty Bag

Leave room in your suitcase for souvenirs by packing a foldable tote bag or duffel that you can use for extra storage on your return journey. This way, you can indulge in a little shopping without worrying about exceeding your luggage allowance.

Various travel-size toiletry bottles, containers & accessories.
Nicola Lewis with a pale yellow sweatshirt wrapped over her shoulders.

12. Layer Up

Even in warm climates, evenings can sometimes get chilly. Pack a lightweight jacket or cardigan that you can easily layer over your outfits for added warmth when the sun goes down.

13. Accessorise Wisely

Elevate your holiday looks with the right accessories. A statement necklace or pair of earrings can instantly dress up a simple outfit, while a wide-brimmed hat not only adds a touch of glamour but also provides much-needed sun protection.

14. Pack a First-Aid Kit

Be prepared for any minor mishaps by packing a basic first-aid kit with essentials such as plasters, antiseptic wipes, pain relief medication, and any prescription medications you may need.

A canvas first aid kit, thermometer, hand sanitiser and tablets.
@thisgirlcanorganise wearing a teal, red & white paisley print dress, & a colourful coral print swimsuit with pink shorts.

15. Leave Room for Memories

Remember that the most precious souvenirs from your holiday are the memories you make and the experiences you share. So don’t stress too much about packing the perfect suitcase - focus on enjoying every moment of your adventure!

16. Stay Organised Throughout

Keep your suitcase organised throughout your trip by repacking as you go. Separate clean clothes from dirty laundry, and use packing cubes or bags to keep everything tidy and easily accessible. This will make unpacking a breeze when you return home!

There you have it, lovelies - 16 fail-safe tips to help you pack like a pro for your summer holiday, all approved by @thisgirlcanorganise! Follow these tips, and you’ll be jet-setting in style and ready for whatever adventure awaits. Happy packing and even happier holidays!

P.S. Don’t forget to tag us @FatFace in your travel pics - we love seeing how you put our packing tips into action!

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