Things to pack for a long weekend

Whether it’s a business trip or a weekend getaway, it’s always helpful to have a rundown of what items you want to pack – like a comprehensive international travel checklist, so you don’t have to run hither and thither hunting down the necessary items. You need to pack strategically, efficiently, and even stylishly: a capsule travel wardrobe. Take a cue from Akshay Narvekar – Founder, Bombay Shirt Company on how & what to pack for a long weekend trip.

Things to pack for a long weekend
Things to pack for a long weekend

Choose Your Main Luggage

Wherever you’re planning to go, pick luggage that is versatile, lightweight & big enough to hold your essentials. The most important decision you’ll make is (as far as luggage is concerned) buying a bag that has an awesome warranty. Traveling with a piece of luggage with a broken wheel handle or zipper is the absolute worst! For a short trip, try going either for a rolling luggage or a duffel bag as they are simple, lightweight and as versatile as it gets.

Sling it over your shoulder, or put some wheels on your duffle bag and get on your way.
Sling it over your shoulder, or put some wheels on your duffle bag and get on your way.

Organize your stuff

If you have lots of different types of activities you plan to do, keeping everything organized can be a challenge. One of the best things you can do when you’re packing for any trip, especially one that requires you to pack lots of layers, is to make sure you use packing organizers. The result would not only end up in making your life easier by showing exactly where everything is, but the clothing can be arranged & compressed so you can fit more in your bag.

Organize your stuff
Organize your stuff

Don’t forget the basics

While packing clothes, we tend to focus on the activities we’re planning to do & what gear & apparel would suit the mood. And in time, we forget to pack the essentials – the comfort-wear. Make sure to pack your favourite, most comfortable pyjamas & tshirt for the chill times you want to spend relaxing in your hotel room. Also, be vary of which shoes to pack as you’d not want to make your luggage heavy by adding extra or unnecessary footwear. In case on a business trip, carry your crisp white shirt along with your favourite book to relax while being focused.

While on a business trip, don't forget your crisp white shirt
While on a business trip, don’t forget your crisp white shirt

The Toiletry Bag/Travel Pouch

The grooming kit should never be forgotten as you’d want to make the most of your vacation looking good & fresh. Make sure you pack the basics like mouth & hair essentials, along with your anti-allergens, facewash, sunscreen and moisturizer.

Don't forget the essentials
Don’t forget the essentials

The Luxe items

After you’re done packing the basics, it’s time to pack the luxury items. Start with your favourite cologne that’s lying on the top rack of your cupboard. And proceed with packing your headphones, camera, and the tablet for a relaxing weekend. Carry your magazines in case you’ve decided on a digital detox. And don’t forget to carry your Bombay Shirts to add comfort to your style.

Have a smooth vacation.

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