Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast
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Packing is one of the least likeable parts of holiday preparation. To make it easier, we collected a handful of our Travel Experts' best tips:
Don’t take too much. Downsize - you can always buy on the other end anyway. It’s a great excuse to go out and shop.
There’s a school of thought that says you should roll your clothes and that’s what I do. I was taught by someone who is an expert packer and rolling your clothes and being able to roll them up mindfully to fit into each crevice in the suitcase increases the amount you can take by probably 30%.
The other thing I do is trying to choose to colour palate. Not strictly all black or any other single colour. But the idea is that everything should match and go together easily. Be ruthless and say no to packing clothing that turns into the “odd one out” with the rest of what you’ve packed . This way, you can actually wear everything that you pack and don't waste precious packing room with items you won't use.
Packing for every season is sensible, especially when travelling to the UK and Europe where you can experience all four seasons in one day.
Force yourself to put everything into a carry-on suitcase - it makes you underpack and frees up your space. I encourage you to try it once and I promise that you’ll never go back!
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