Michael and I are off on a holiday next Tuesday! We’ve been waiting for this holiday for almost 10 years and we’re beyond excited to travel around Europe for almost 2 months! This however, raises the question of what to bring? Just the thought of packing for travel for some people can be overwhelming and stressful. You either pack way too many things or not enough.
There is an art to packing your luggage for that long and to make sure each piece you put in your bag serves a very important purpose. We’ve decided to pack as much as people would pack for one trip individually, between the two of us. As Michael is going to Ghana separately we need to take two bags, otherwise we would’ve taken only one luggage bag.
Well, being minimalists we’ve had to think about this to make sure that we cover everything we need with less. Considering that we don’t own many things anyway, it should be pretty straight forward.
We’re going to break down each section of our luggage for you and share with you exactly what we’re taking. It may seem like a lot when you’re reading through, but a lot of these things don’t take up much space and this is luggage for the both of us together. We also included everything that we would be wearing on the day, so it’s literally ALL that’s coming with us.
|Lip Balm||Hand and Body Lotion|
|Tooth Mousse||Deodorant Paste|
|Unisex Perfume Oil||Hair Dryer & Straightener|
|Face Oil||2 Shavers|
|Make Up Remover||Clippers|
|Powder Foundation||Cotton Buds/Ear Buds|
|Castile Soap||Hair Brush|
I know some of you might be thinking, this is still too many things! We do tend to double up between us on a lot of toiletry items like tooth mousse, castile soap, deodorant paste, perfume oil and hand & body lotion. We also aim to have everything certified organic as we strongly believe that this is of very high importance, just as much as organic food is. We’ll have an interview on the blog in a couple of weeks which will hopefully help you understand a little better why organic personal care products are so important.
If you’re also wondering what Silver Colloid is, it’s a great antibacterial. We use it to gargle when we have a sore throat, for cuts etc. The castile soap is a great product as it has many uses. We use it as a hand & body wash, shampoo and laundry liquid.
|10 Pairs of Undies||2 Shirts|
|2 Camisoles||1 Scarf|
|2 Long Sleeved Tops||10 Pairs of Socks|
|2 Pairs of Yoga Pants||2 Bras|
|3 Casual Pants/Jeans||2 Sports Jumpers|
|2 Thick Knits||2 Pairs of Tracksuit Pants|
|2 Light Knits||2 Towels|
|1 Dressy Top|
Shoes & Accessories
|2 Pairs of Casual Shoes||1 Small Handbag|
|2 Pairs of Sneakers||1 Backpack|
|1 Pair of Sandals||2 Hats|
|2 Mobile Phones|
|1 Camera with Lens|
Other Bits & Pieces
|2 Passports & Travel Documentation||2x Supplements (B12 & D3)|
|2 Drink Bottles||1 Hand Sanitiser|
|1 Fresh Breath Spray||2 Wallets|
Feel free to use this as a starting point for packing your luggage. We wanted to list absolutely everything that we are taking so this is an actual checklist to make sure we don’t forget things!
We did a weigh in of the luggage and it came to 16.56kg. We first packed everything into the one suitcase and weighed it but had to then split it between the two and strapped everything down as they were half empty.
We’ll be in Europe when it’s Autumn, so we have to be mindful of the weather. Do you think we’ve packed everything we need? Have we missed anything? Taken something that’s unnecessary?
Wish us safe travels!!! 🙂