3 Ways to Pack for a Two-Day Trip

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3 Ways to Pack for a Two-Day Trip
3 Ways to Pack for a Two-Day Trip

Packing for a two-day trip doesn't seem like much of a challenge, but many of us tend to make this process more difficult than necessary. You shouldn't overdo it and bring too much stuff that won't be necessary. On the other hand, you should not err on the side of lack and need for not bringing essential items. Regardless of the reason or method of travel, knowing what to store and what to leave at home will result in a much more pleasant and hassle-free experience.


Method 1 of 3: Avoiding Overeating

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Step 1. Check the weather at your destination

This narrows down decisions on what to use and store. Warmer, tropical climates go well with lighter clothing such as shorts and tank tops. On the other hand, colder climates require heavier clothing that will keep you warm, such as jackets, sweaters and coats.

If the forecast indicates precipitation, also keep a small umbrella. If an unexpected flood starts at a time when you need to be out and about, ask the host or hotel reception if they can borrow an umbrella

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Step 2. Determine what type of baggage will be

As you plan to go on a trip for two days, a smaller suitcase is ideal. Good options include backpacks, handbags or suitcases with wheels. You can even maximize the use of limited space with a few tips, such as:

  • Wrap clothes that don't wrinkle. These generally include t-shirts, jeans, and cotton-based casual wear. Place them at the base of the suitcase.
  • Fold the ones that can wrinkle. Among them are shirts and any garment made in silk or satin. Place them on rolled up clothes.
  • Fold larger items in half, such as pants and long skirts. To create equivalent layers, fold the top of the second item over the base of the first.
  • Make good use of the remaining space. Look for smaller spaces between layers and other pieces. Remember to build in socks, underwear and chargers in these locations.
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Step 3. Use the space of your notebook case

Make use of the additional space. In addition to storing your computer, use pockets to store necessary documents. Smaller pockets can be used for music players, headphones, cell phones, USB sticks and business cards. Larger ones can store small chargers and adapters.

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Step 4. Use your pockets

Keys, small cell phones and music players are big enough to fit in your pockets. If you are going to fly, remember to remove them for the airport X-ray security check. If you're flying during the winter, put everything in your coat pocket for quicker passage.

Method 2 of 3: Storing Clothes and Accessories

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Step 1. Keep only the clothes you need

Make a list of planned activities. This will help narrow down the options to the bare essentials. For example, if you want to admire the view one day and spend the next on the beach, you don't need to bring high heels or a formal dress. The most sensible choices include:

  • Two T-shirts, shirts or blouses.
  • Two pants, jeans, skirts or shorts.
  • Three pairs of underwear.
  • A pajamas.
  • Three pairs of socks or pantyhose.
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Step 2. Choose clothes that you can wear to various events or for different purposes

Limit your choices to neutral tones, which work great for any occasion. Combine the same clothes in creative ways. Some good options for versatile clothing include:

  • A white T-shirt, shirt or blouse.
  • Black, brown or gray trousers or skirts.
  • Black, brown or gray sandals or slippers.
  • Black athletic shoes, worn with pants.
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Step 3. Limit the amount of shoes

Unless you have several events planned for those two days, you'll probably only need the shoes you're already wearing. If you need an extra pair, use the heavier ones on the way and keep the lighter ones in your luggage. To prevent clothes from getting dirty, store shoes in a plastic bag.

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Step 4. Limit the amount of gems

For a two-day trip, keep (or use) only what is strictly necessary. You can save suitcase space by limiting yourself to what you plan to wear on the way. If you plan to participate in formal events, decide which jewelry is appropriate for various occasions. Some examples include:

  • Clock.
  • Engagement or wedding ring.
  • Simple gold or silver choker, necklace or chain.
  • Small earrings.

Method 3 of 3: Storing Bathroom Objects

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Step 1. Decide what can be left at home

The more you leave at home, the lighter your luggage will be. Call the hotel in advance and ask for a list of what will be on offer. Most places have an iron, shampoo, conditioner and soap or liquid soap. Some even have a hairdryer, sewing items, cotton balls, cotton swabs, and body or hand lotions available.

If you plan to stay with friends or relatives, ask them what they have and if they wouldn't mind sharing. As a gesture of friendship, offer to pay them with a meal, movie ticket, gift certificate, etc

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Step 2. Buy travel containers

Even if you're not flying, prefer to use travel-sized containers. Store them in an easily accessible pocket or compartment in your notebook case or purse. If flying, this procedure can make security checks even easier. Personal hygiene items with 100 ml or less include:

  • Toothpaste.
  • Mouthwash.
  • Deodorant.
  • Sunblock.
  • Hair gel or cream.
  • Hair spray.
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Step 3. From makeup, choose only the most essential items

Limit the amount of cosmetics to be taken, considering one or two facial areas you want to highlight. If you have skin problems that you usually hide, keep the foundation and concealer for effective coverage. You can even go further and find products that serve two purposes. Some examples include:

  • Colored lip gloss.
  • Powder base.
  • Eyeliner or eyeshadow stick.


Put it all together and make a list to confirm that you have everything you need


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