Ultimate Packing Guide: Long Weekend Getaway*

Packing for a short holiday can be a daunting task. The struggle of fitting everything you need into a small suitcase is all too real. But fear not! We’ve got the solution to your packing woes. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll provide you with all the tips and tricks you need to pack efficiently and effectively for your next short getaway. Say goodbye to packing stress and hello to hassle-free holidays!

1. Start with a Packing List

Before you start throwing things into your suitcase, take a few minutes to make a packing list. This will help you stay organized and ensure you don’t forget any essentials. Consider the activities you have planned and the weather forecast for your destination as you make your list.

3 Categories to Consider

  1. Clothing
  2. Tech
  3. Support

Pack Using the 5-4-3-2-1 Rule

To help you pack efficiently and avoid overpacking, use the 5-4-3-2-1 rule:

  • 5 shirts: Choose versatile tops that can be mixed and matched to create multiple outfits.
  • 4 pants: Pack three bottoms that can be dressed up or down, such as jeans, shorts, or skirts.
  • 3 shoes: Bring one pair of comfortable walking shoes and one pair of dressier shoes if needed.
  • 2 layering items: Depending on the weather, pack a lightweight jacket, cardigan, or sweater.
  • 1 of each accessory: Bring one of each accessory, such as a scarf, hat, or belt.
  • Underwear & socks for each day: Pack enough underwear and socks for each day of your trip, plus one extra set.


2. Choose the Right Luggage

For a short holiday, we recommend using two bags: a Monos Carry-On Luggage for your clothes and a Reverie & Rove Weekend Duffle Bag for your toiletries and electronics.

Carry-On Luggage


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Duffle Bag


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4. Time to Pack!

Carry-On Luggage

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Duffle Bag

5. Don’t Forget the Basics

In addition to clothing, there are a few other basic items you’ll want to make sure you pack:

  • Toiletries: Bring travel-sized bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and other essentials in your duffle bag. Don’t forget items like toothpaste, a toothbrush, and any medications you may need.
  • Electronics: Pack your electronics, such as your phone, charger, and any other devices, in your duffle bag. Consider bringing a portable charger if you’ll be out and about all day.
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses: Protect your skin and eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.
  • Travel documents: Keep your passport, ID, visa, travel insurance information, and any other important documents safe and easily accessible.

6. Smart Packing Tips & Tricks

When it comes to packing, it’s important to make the most of the space you have. Here are a few tips to help you pack efficiently:

  • Roll your clothes: Rolling your clothes instead of folding them can help save space in your suitcase and prevent wrinkles.
  • Use packing cubes: Packing cubes are a great way to keep your suitcase organized and maximize space.
  • Pack heavy items at the bottom: Put heavier items, like shoes and toiletries, at the bottom of your suitcase to help distribute weight evenly.
  • Use every inch of space: Don’t forget to utilize the space inside your shoes and any other small gaps in your suitcase.


By following these tips, you can make sure you have everything you need for your short holiday without overpacking or forgetting any essentials. Happy travels!

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