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How to: pack like a pro

How to: pack like a pro

Hey guys!

So I am writing this post on Monday 5th of March. Tomorrow I will be heading off to Lisbon with my coursemates for a week! I am so very excited about this trip (and don’t worry a post will be coming next week about what we got up to) but also I get weirdly excited about packing… I don’t know why it has just always been something I really enjoy. I figure it’s a mixture of pre-holiday excitement and my love of organising things.

So below I’m going to show you what I take on a short trip!

To travel in

I always travel in warmer clothes because first of all, the weather can be unpredictable and secondly, you want to be warm coming home too. This also just makes your suitcase lighter and gives you more room. I always wear:

  • Comfy shoes
  • Jeans
  • T-shirt
  • Jumper
  • Jacket/coat
  • Jewellery
  • Glasses (I pack contact lenses but it’s a good idea to bring your glasses as well)


  • Notebook
  • Diary
  • Pencil case
  • Travel wallet
  • Money
  • Passport
  • Extra purse for foreign money
  • Sunglasses
  • Wipes
  • Keys (for when you get home)
  • Chewing gum
  • Normal purse
  • ID
  • Selection of lip products (if you know me you will understand I never have just one)
  • Pocket mirror
  • Little bag with device accessories
  • Portable charger
  • Earphones
  • Hand sanitieser
  • Dry shampoo
  • Hand Cream
  • Perfume
  • Lip balm


First layer

  • Pyjamas & robe
  • Daytime tops
  • Swimwear
  • Underwear


Second layer

  • Nightime outfits
  • Delicate items
  • Trousers


Zip Section

  • Shoes
  • Belts
  • Night-time bag
  • Adaptors
  • Itinerary



  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Face wash
  • Moisturiser
  • Other face products
  • Razor
  • Medication
  • Make-up
  • Make-up brushes
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner


Jade x

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