Over the weekend, Rob and I had a major sort out ahead of moving out in a few weeks. I also attempted a practice pack to get a better idea of what I’ll be taking to NZ.
We’ve had some great tips from friends who have traveled on how to pack and what to take (see previous luggage post). I think Rob was pleasantly surprised by my first go at selecting what to take, though it can always be cut down further!
I opted for the Eastpak Transfer holdall from my luggage shortlist and I’m pleased by two separate compartments and various zipped pockets. We have a 23kg weight allowance on both flights, so I’m aiming for a few kg under this.
There are a few things missing and my toiletries will take up more space, but not looking too bad!
I’ve bought a couple of space-savers including a Lifeventure compact towel and a mini hairdryer and straighteners – I tried these out last week and they work fine, straightening just takes a bit longer.
It doesn’t seem like much to take for a year, but a good excuse to go shopping in China and NZ!
Jumpers x3 (including fleece) Cardigans x2
Jeans x2 Shorts x1
Skirts x2 Dresses x2
Tshirts x4 Long sleeve Tees x4
Denim shirt and smart/work blouse
Leggings x5 Socks x6
Wrap towel and slippers
Shoes: trainers, boots, pumps and sandles
Still to get: Raincoat, another pair of casual trousers (cords?), black vest
I’m still thinking about hand luggage, I will probably take my backpack as it will be useful when I get there and will hopefully fit enough in it.
Let me know if you have any packing tips or there’s an item that you never set off without!