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What to Pack for a Weekend Away

Going out on a short trip? This is what you need.

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So, you’ve booked a well-deserved weekend break away, and you’ve planned out your itinerary for the trip. Now comes the difficult part – what to pack? While packing for a weekend trip may seem like an easy task at first, it can be surprisingly tricky, especially when you have limited space to deal with. In this post, we’ll be sharing with you all of the weekend break essentials that you need to bring with you on your next trip.


No matter what, remember to bring a pair of sunglasses with you. The weather can be unpredictable at the best of times, and nobody can say that they enjoy squinting at the sun or shading their face with their hands. If you’re in need of a new pair, click here to be inspired!

Comfortable Shoes

You’ve packed all of your cute heels, but have you made sure to bring a pair of comfortable shoes? To avoid wrecking your best kicks, pack some comfortable and worn shoes that you don’t mind getting messy. You never know, you may spontaneously decide to go for a muddy hike or run during your trip. What’s more, they’ll save your feet from painful sores if you have to walk a long distance for whatever reason.

Smart Clothing Choices

It’s also useful to bring a versatile choice of clothing to avoid getting caught out in the elements or feeling too underdressed if you’re invited to a formal event. To be on the safe side, make sure to bring go-to clothing items, such as a lightweight outerwear jacket to beat the unexpected cold, and your favourite evening dress that you can feel your best in. If your holdall bag or suitcase is extremely stretched for space, try to limit your accessories, nightwear and workout pieces by aiming for one set each.


Want to make your trip even more memorable? Bring a disposable or a conventional camera! While many of our phones have in-built cameras, nothing beats capturing authentic scenes with a real camera to share with your family and friends when you arrive back home. Perfect for scrapbooking and creating photo albums, cameras can also be a handy option to consider if you’re hoping to take a digital detox away from screens but still want to take photos of your trip.

Large Handbag

When you’ve run out of room in your suitcase or holdall bag, you’d be surprised by how much you can fit in a handbag. Use your favourite large handbag as a secure place to store all of your important documents or valuables, such as your passport and any electronics. Tote bags can easily double up as beach bags or gym bags, making them fit for purpose for a variety of different trips.

Travel Minis

Large bottles of shampoo and conditioner and other similar toiletries can take up a large amount of space before too long. You can optimize the space in your luggage by opting for travel minis and keeping them all together in one toiletry bag – this way, you can make room for that all-important shopping spree you have in mind for your trip!

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