Wednesday, 4 December 2013

What To Pack For A Weekend Away

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I have attempted to compile a checklist of what to pack for a weekend away. I have tried to cover most grounds but, of course, if you're going on a super specific trip then you may need to compile a little separate list of the more specialist things that you require. You'll need to adapt the clothing category to your own tastes and requirements, too. Otherwise, bon voyage!

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essentials
[  ] wallet including cash, card and ID
[  ] important documents (e.g check in information, flights, itinerary, addresses, travel insurance, etc)
[  ] phone and its charger 

optional 
[  ] passport
[  ] glasses or contacts and contact fluid 
[  ] medication including extras
[  ] disability aids (e.g sticks, alarms, etc)
[  ] map, satnav, phrase book or guide book
[  ] baby bag: clothes, accessories, feeding stuff etc
[  ] VISA details
[  ] camping equipment 
[  ] external phone battery pack
[  ] travelling aids: earplugs, sweets, bottled water, sick bag, tissues, travel pillows etc
[  ] minimal first aid kit
[  ] watch 
[  ] luggage locks
[  ] bug sprays or nets
[  ] activity stuff (e.g ski stuff for a ski holiday, wet suit for surfing, etc)
[  ] sunscreen and aftersun
[  ] travel plugs and adaptators
[  ] bag for dirty laundry
[  ] beach towel

clothing
[  ] 2 tops or a shirt and a jumper (base this on the weather)
[  ] 2 bottoms (again, weather and event appropriate)
[  ] 1 piece of knitwear or cosier item for layering (if needed)
[  ] 1 or 2 bits of eveningwear
[  ] backpack / day bag 
[  ] night bag


optional 
[  ] pair of sunglasses
[  ] hat, gloves, scarf 
[  ] beach bag
[  ] sun hat
[  ] coat with a hood or jacket or waterproof
[  ] swimsuit / trunks and a cover up
[  ] belt 
[  ] hair accessories
[  ] misc accessories (e.g jewellery)

UNDIES
[  ] pair of undies per day  
[  ] pair of socks per day

optional 
[  ] extra undies (recommended!)
[  ] extra socks 
[  ] tights or cosy socks  
[  ] bra 

SHOES
[  ] pair of flats or trainers (comfy!)

optional 
[  ] dressier shoe
[  ] walking boots 
[  ] wellies
[  ] flip flops
[  ] coral shoes 
[  ] sandals
[  ] flippers...you get the idea!

PJ'S AND COSYWEAR
[  ] 1 pj top
[  ] pair of pj bottoms

optional  
[  ] dressing gown or onesie 
[  ] slippers

toiletries
[  ] toothbrush and toothpaste 
[  ] hairbrush or comb 
[  ] shampoo and conditioner or dry shampoo
[  ] shower gel 
[  ] skincare 
[  ] deodorant and perfume / aftershave

optional 
[  ] face cloth and towel (if you're going somewhere that doesn't provide them)
[  ] razor and shaving foam
[  ] face mask and pampering items (for chilled getaways)
[  ] make-up
[  ] make-up remover
[  ] contraception  
[  ] travel sized mirror
[  ] tampons / pads
[  ] nail clippers or file 
[  ] tweezers

entertainmeNT 
[  ] gadgets (e.g music, tablet, external harddrive, laptops, cameras, kindles, etc)
[  ] chargers, batteries and memory cards for said gadgets
[  ] disposable camera 
[  ] snorkels / underwater gear
[  ] equipment for hobbies (e.g fishing rods, etc)
[  ] headphones
[  ] binoculars
[  ] journal or a notepad and pen
[  ] books or magazines
[  ] snacks for journey or stay
[  ] kids entertainment (e.g toys, colouring books, games, etc)
[  ] board games, etc

i hope this checklist has helped you with what to pack for a weekend away. CHECK OUT MY OTHER POSTS WHILST YOU'RE HERE! 

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12 comments

  1. This is such a useful post! I'm of the 'shove random things in a bag, hope for the best' kind of packer, and I've been caught short so many times you'd have thought I'd have learned my lesson by now! Part of the issue is not including the essentials in my lists in the first place, so having this exhaustive pre-made one will be a MASSIVE help for me in future! ;)

    Also, I'm in LDN this weekend too! Hollaaaaaa.

    xx

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  2. I loveeeee the pictures you used. Excellent list as well. <3 Lists <3
    Lots of love xxxx
    http://fillmylittleworld.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Waaait, you're in London this weekend Bee?! Ah I'm sad we won't be able to meet up. Hope you're having a spiffing time around these parts (: I'm definitely giving this post a sneaky bookmark for my next weekend break, I stayed with my best friend about a month ago and completely forgot most of the essentials! xx

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  4. I'm weird and have a plastic folder where I print off everything, maps, places to visit, and I write a bit of an itinerary... haha. I'm packing tonight for my trip to Bath and Birmingham this weeks so will be sing this list xx

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  5. What's a never nude? Being naked rules. I sleep, eat, rave and sometimes repeat myself naked and I happen to know that the writer of this blog... LIKES TO BATHE. THE SHAME

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  6. I'm going to admit to being a total list geek and say I have most of this on a sectioned up spreadsheet.... Love your list, and it is SO easy to forget the essential stuff, especially if you're away for a particular special event and you're focussing on the things you need for that.

    Hope London was awesome. Hit me next time your in my domain, and I hope you're well querida mia.

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  7. I guess its time to pack my bags and use your list! Thanks for this wonderful post. I'm traveling with my wife to see the hideaways of the great UK and this is just really helpful.

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  8. Could you make this available to download?

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  9. you can cut and paste this list, its easy!

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  10. So useful, just going through this list now while packing for Dublin! Thank you! :)

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