A little planning…

I find the idea of packing for two weeks completely unnatural. How’s a girl supposed to know what outfit she’s going to wear day and night for 14 whole days?! What happened to a woman’s prerogative to change her mind?

Unfortunately no matter what airline you go for, none will let you take your entire wardrobe, shoe collection and make up box. It’s a shame, but that’s life.

So how to go about this mammoth task?

Well, my suggestion is the trusty list.

I know this sounds very sad, and trust me, I’ve been teased for it mercilessly, but I’ve never once forgotten anything, so there must be some good in it. I write lists. I list everything I want to take, I look at it, leave it, and go back to it. Then I usually cross off quite a lot because it was completely unrealistic in the first place. What I’m left with is what I pack and take with me.

A little careful consideration is all it takes.

Sad it may be, but at least I have everything I need.

Vintage Suitcases

Packing itself is stressful and can turn even the most laid-back of people into a swearing, sweaty mess. What if you forget something important? Well if you do, you can always buy it in resort. These days you’ll always find somewhere that sells a toothbrush, so set aside your panics about forgetting all important items, and concentrate on the more pressing matter to hand – outfits, and whether you really can justify taking that pair of killer-heels.

No you can’t, holiday resort pavements, sun-cream and high heels are not a good combination – trust me, I know.

When you’ve fought with your conscious over the amount of clothing you can jam into your case, Its time to book those often overlooked, but very important things, like airport car parking. as well as saving money and stress levels, pre-booking an airport parking prior to travelling is always advisable.

The last few times I’ve been away, my flights have been extremely early in the morning, and like so many others, I don’t cope well when sleep deprived, so this having things like this sorted before hand is a must. Check out Heathrow airport parking when heading out of the capital, or Parking at Bristol Airport when coming from the West. Both offer convenience and great prices, so go on, treat yourself!

Manchester Duty Free Shop

The money you save from being able to Compare Airport Parking can also be put to great use in duty-free, one of my favourite things about going away. Often the stress of ‘have I forgotten my straighteners?’ is completely forgotten once I walk towards the store with the magic words – ‘duty free’. My idea of heaven.

The stress of packing is enough to make me believe that you truly do deserve a holiday at the end of it! It’s my least favourite thing about going away, but a means to an end, and once I’m at the airport, my suitcase is out of my hands and (hopefully) on the right flight, then I’m all about sun, sea and sangria.
Happy holidays!

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