The Ultimate Guide To Packing For Spring Break
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The Ultimate Guide To Packing For Spring Break

How to pack for your tropical getaway.

The Ultimate Guide To Packing For Spring Break

With Spring Break quickly approaching and midterms in full swing, packing for your tropical getaway is the last thing on your mind. Packing can be stressful for many, so to ensure precious space in your luggage is not wasted, follow these steps below:

1. Pack in a carryon

Most people tend to over pack when it comes to vacations, and I can say that I am one of those people. But for a short five-day trip, a carryon is all you need. Remember with a carryon that you must make sure all of your liquids are travel size.

2. Plan your outfits

In order to not bring too many clothes it is necessary to plan what you plan to wear for each occasion. Know how many bathing suits you need to last through the days, and how many outfits you need for a night out. Also, try and see if you can bring pieces that can be worn multiple times but styled differently. This will save lots of space when packing.

3. If you haven't worn it in a year, don't bring it

I constantly find myself always buying things that I think I'll wear one day, and that day never comes. Vacations especially have been a time when I pack something that I think I can finally wear, but ultimately still don't wear it. To avoid wasting this space, make sure each piece of clothing you bring is something that you know you will wear.

4. Don't forget the sunscreen and aloe

Speaking from my own experience, I thought I could beat the sun. But sadly, I found myself on the second day of my trip with severe sun poisoning and paying for overpriced aloe. Don't think you're invincible and the sun won't affect you, because it will! Make sure to pack travel sizes of these products to avoid spending the extra money.

5. One pair of night shoes, one pair of day shoes

Like many women, I am a shoe fanatic. When I'm packing I always see myself throwing in three pairs of shoes to wear to dinner, when in reality I'll wear the same ones every night. Packing extra shoes that I never wear ends up being a massive waste of space.

6. Cash is a necessity

If you are traveling out of the country, it is always a good idea to bring extra money with you in case of emergency. Also, when you're on vacation you may want to do something that you hadn't planned for ahead of time, so having cash to pay for those things will definitely come in handy.

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