No matter how precisely you plan your itinerary, the best vacations start with a thoughtfully stocked suitcase.
It’s officially vacation season! But before you commence your getaway, the stress sets in: What (and how) to pack for the trip?
While streamlining the process is an art, it can certainly be mastered with a little forethought. To help you get started—somewhere, anywhere—we turned to our favourite globe-trotting Lankan gals to glean their personal packing tips.
“When packing, think in terms of staples, not individual outfits. The key is to opt for versatile and interchangeable pieces. I generally focus on one basic colour, such as black, white, brown or khaki, then add variety with additional tops and accessories that have more colour and personality.” – Nehara, 23
“Comfortable shoes are a must. The ideal pair will facilitate a full day of exploring, while still looking nice enough for a casual dinner.” – Harshi, 21
“Roll your clothes instead of folding them. Firstly, rolling minimizes wrinkles and therefore you don’t have to worry about the quality of your hotel iron. Secondly, it frees up a lot of space for other traveling necessities.” – Tahira, 27
“Leave some of your toiletries behind and use the soaps and lotions provided by the hotel. I love to try the new shampoos and conditioners when I travel. My hair enjoys the break from the usual routine.” – Shayani, 22
“Don’t pack shoes together. Shoes, being the bulky things they are, can take up a huge amount of space – especially if you are tiny like I am and need to wear wedges or heels most of the time. I solve this problem by wrapping each shoe separately in shoe bags or plastic bags and put them in the opposite sides of the suitcase.” – Sithara, 28
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