I am heading to New Zealand next week, firstly for a conference and then I am taking some days to explore the South Island, particularly Milford Sound.
I am so looking forward to it, but now the challenge begins – how can I take two weeks worth of clothes into a cabin bag? (I am flying Jetstar Light and I know they are Nazis when it comes to weight restrictions!)
So I thought I would share with you my tips for packing light:
1. Coordinate your clothes around one or two basic colors (preferably black and white). This cuts down on the number of shoes and accessories you have to bring.
2. Take as few clothes as possible. Plan on laundering.
3. Wear and carry washable silk clothing whenever possible. It is as warm as and as cool as cotton. It dries overnight.
4. A lightweight rain coat can double as a windbreaker or a coat to keep the chill off in fine weather.
5. Take older clothes that can be discarded along the way. Think how much shopping can fit in the space.
6. Jeans – never take them as they take so long to dry, take lighter weight pants.
7. Two pairs of shoes – walking and a bit dressier. That is it!