Almost everyone is tired of the cold weather and itching for spring break. Warm weather, the pool and maybe possibly even a beach sounds pretty perfect, right? No matter where you are going for spring break, there are a few essential items that you will need to pack. Whether you are busy with kids, school or work, finding time to pack can be difficult. Because we know how busy you are, Heirloom Clothing created a few packing tips to help you get ready for the perfect vacation.
Create a Packing List
One of the best things you can do before getting ready for any trip is to create a packing list. Packing lists help ensure that you don’t forget any items that you will need, and can save you from having to buy them again when you hit your destination. Your packing list can be as broad or as detailed as you like, but the more detailed, the less likely you are to forget things.
As much as you might want to, you can’t bring your entire summer wardrobe with you on vacation. It won’t all fit into your suitcase anyways. The most important thing to keep in mind when packing is to pack light. It’s spring break, so you will most likely be on the go every day, and carrying around too much stuff can keep you from having a good time.
Limit yourself to bringing one or two swimsuits and maybe a swim cover-up. Since you will be spending all day in your swimsuit, you probably will only need about one outfit per day. However, you can double up on outfits or pieces to keep your bag light. You won’t need a different pair of pants each day.
One of the best clothing items you can bring on spring break is a layering shirt. You can wear them over your swimsuit as a coverup, or underneath a cute blouse for a night out. Layering shirts are thin so they won’t take up too much room in your luggage, and you will be able to wear just one shirt with a variety of different outfits. We recommend bringing one or two cap sleeve shirts with you on your vacation.
Shoes and jackets will probably be your bulkiest items, so don’t go overboard when packing them. If you can, wear your jacket on the plane or in the car. In addition, only pack the shoes you will absolutely need. For spring break, a pair of flip flops and a cute pair of wedge sandals is probably all that you will need. If you are planning on doing some hiking, make sure to pack some hiking or running shoes.
Bring the Travel Necessities
One of the biggest reasons for packing light is so that you will have room for the essentials. Depending on your vacation and the activities you have planned, your essentials will differ. Think about what you have planned and figure out what items you will need from home for those activities. If you are going to the beach, you might want to pack a beach bag with sunscreen, sunglasses, an extra cap sleeve shirt, a hat and a book. Most hotels will provide towels, so you won’t have to worry about packing a beach towel.
Medication and toiletries are often the most forgotten items, so make sure you pack everything you will need. A travel pack of Advil and a few bandaids in your purse can really save you, especially if you are doing a lot of walking and start to get blisters.
Although toiletries are important, don’t forget your technology essentials too. You will need your phone charger, headphones and maybe even a tablet to watch movies or read a few e-books. If you have one, a portable charger will be your best friend on long days where you won’t be going back to your hotel or rented home.
Packing can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be when you follow these spring break packing tips. For more clothing ideas to pack for spring break, visit Heirloom Clothing’s website for a variety of stylish layering shirts and vacation clothes.