Have you made your summer vacation plans yet? We all know that no planning is truly finished until the packing list is completed. But the question always remains–what to pack? This dilemma gets even bigger if you have limited luggage space or a sketchy forecast. However, by answering a few simple questions every time you open that suitcase, your packing can be almost as relaxing as the holiday itself.

5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Packing for a Summer HolidayWhat are my plans?

The first thing you need to decide when making your packing list is what you are going to be doing on your vacation. Are you going to spend a lot of time hiking? If so, you should bring appropriate clothing for being active and spending a lot of time in nature. If your ambitions are leaning more towards a relaxing, sunbathing vacation, then stock up on swimsuits and cover-ups. And if you want to go sightseeing, visit museums and experience the city you are visiting, then make sure you have comfortable footwear and clothes that you will feel good wearing all day long while still looking appropriate for entering museums, churches, or any other place you want to see.

What is the weather like?

We’ve all learned to take every weather forecast with a grain of salt. However, when going on vacation, packing that raincoat can so often seem like jinxing it. The safest thing you can do is pack for the predicted weather, but also bring a couple of pieces of clothing that will keep you warm. Keeping in mind layers while planning your outfits will definitely be a big help.

What do you usually wear?

Don’t ever believe the myth of buying a piece of clothing that you would never normally wear, because this is the holiday where you are going to wear it. You know your style and what you feel good in, and sticking to that style and that type of clothing will make sure that you are feeling comfortable and not packing anything that will spend the vacations sitting in your suitcase.

5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Packing for a Summer HolidayCan you mix and match your outfits?

Learning how to create many outfits with just a few pieces of clothing is an essential skill. No matter how you are traveling, you can’t have unlimited luggage space, but there are ways you can work around that. Just follow one simple rule – you should be able to match every piece of clothing you pack with at least two other pieces. This way, you will never end up with a jacket that takes up a quarter of your bag but only goes with one skirt.

What are your essentials?

This is going to vary drastically for each person, but just try to track what the things you use every day during an ordinary week are. Things like sunscreen are a must, but more and more people are visiting optometrists in Broadway to get prescription sunglasses that would make their life a bit more comfortable. You should also think about any medication, electronics and hygienic products that you will need. If you are setting yourself a goal for your vacation, for example writing down what you are doing, bring a good notebook and a few pens to keep you motivated while writing everything down.

5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Packing for a Summer Holiday

No matter where you go or how you decide to spend your vacation, you will make your life that much more relaxing with good and strategic packing. Sometimes, forgetting an item on purpose, for example your smartphone or your makeup bag, can give an interesting twist to your vacation and make you explore the world in a new way – just make sure you don’t forget anything important by accident!

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