Preparing for a weekend getaway is fun and exciting. Be sure to keep your trip on track and going smoothly by packing essential items. Having everything you need in your bag will help make sure your weekend getaway is relaxing, stress-free, and fabulous.
Clothing is a top priority for your weekend trip. The specific clothing you’ll need will depend on what activities are planned and the location you are going to. A skiing trip in the mountains will require a different set of clothing than a spa retreat in a warm location, for example. In general, it’s a good idea to pack:
It’s also a good idea to pack one extra complete versatile outfit to be used for different occasions. That way if you have a spill or accident, you have an option that could work without having to take items to the dry cleaner’s or laundering them while on your weekend getaway.
You’ll need to make sure you have a good toiletry bag to keep all your personal items organized. Pack any necessary toiletries, including:
Let’s face it–our lives revolve around technology. Chances are, your tech devices will come in handy on your weekend trip. Whether it’s to communicate with Fido’s dog sitter or to read reviews on the posh restaurant you want to try out on your getaway. The exception to this would be if you are going on an unplugged getaway, remote resort, or another weekend trip that separates you from your devices to get away from the modern world. If you are going on a standard weekend trip that doesn’t require going unplugged, make sure you have your mobile phone, tablet/e-reader, and/or notebook computer. Proper cases and bags will help keep all your tech protected. Make sure devices are fully charged, and pack chargers in one location so they are all together.
Chances are that your weekend getaway is for you to relax, unwind, and recharge. You can pack a few luxury or relaxation items that won’t take up much room in your bag but will let you indulge in a restful, relaxing mini vacay.
There are a few things you may not think of right away that could come in handy on your trip:
Remember to consider the area you are visiting and your planned itinerary and activities to make sure you pack any additional or optional items needed. Some ideas for extra items that may come in handy include:
No matter where you are going, packing well for your getaway is part of the preparation that will ease your mind. Remember that in most cases, if you’ve forgotten it, you can either purchase it near your destination if you really need it or just go without–and you’ll still have a fabulous time.