Dove Compress your packing

How to compress your holiday packing

  • 1
    Be tough.

    Look at each item in your suitcase and ask yourself whether it’s worth carrying all the way to Amsterdam/New York/Thailand. If it’s a dress that makes you feel your fabulous best, it’s a must-have. But if it’s a just-in-case pair of killer heels that make your feet ache, liberate yourself by leaving them behind

  • 2

    Any beauty product that comes in a smaller size is your friend when you’re packing – but equally, you don’t want to run out of any product halfway through the trip. Dove Original Antiperspirant Deodorant offers an ingenious solution – it contains as much deodorant as the traditional 150ml aerosol, but compressed into a can that’s half the size

  • 3
    Be prepared.

    Don’t pack for every possible eventuality – simply prepare for the most likely events. If you randomly decide to try horse-riding, you can buy or hire what you need locally. Travelling light means you can concentrate on having the best possible time, without any extra luggage weighing you down 

  • 4
    Pick favourites.

    Packing should be all about what’s going to make you feel good. If you have a beloved T-shirt that makes you feel great, you can wear it over and over on holiday by doing a little laundry (it only takes a hotel bathroom and a bit of detergent). A handful of your favourite feel-good outfits is worth more than a new look for every day  

  • 5
    Don't go off piste.

    Make a holiday packing list of what you need and stick to it. All too often we’ve gone into a panic and found ourselves stuffing extra garments into the suitcase at the last minute

  • 6
    Roll with it.

    One final tip – roll your clothes instead of folding them. It uses less space in your suitcase and creates fewer wrinkles. Genius

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