Capsule for Weekend in Madrid – Review

So, I may finally be getting to grips with minimal packing for weekends away!  Madrid was fabulous and I was able to relax and take it all in, while thoroughly enjoying the company of my very dear friends.  I wasn’t worrying about what I had brought, whether it would be enough, what clothes would be suitable or whether I had brought the ‘right’ things.  The bit of forethought and planning paid off and I was confident I could get anything I had overlooked – it wasn’t as though Madrid didn’t have any shops!

I flew into the satellite terminal of Madrid-Barajas Airport, which meant taking a train to the main terminal, then boarding a shuttle to meet my friends, who had flown into a different terminal and finally a bus to the city centre.   Hand luggage made all of this so easy.  I didn’t have to wait impatiently for my bag or worry about it not ending up on the carousel (which has happened before).

I had a small cross-body bag and all my clothes, accessories and toiletries fitted beautifully into my weekend bag.   As mentioned previously, I am a fan of the packing cube and may even have converted my friends to them.  They were victims of packing cube envy as I unpacked later on, initially refusing to believe I had fitted anything of use into so small a bag.  An added bonus of the hand luggage was that while ample, it was snug, so I didn’t go on any shopping sprees.

Madrid was a bit cooler than I had expected, despite having checked the forecast.  However, the cardigan and jacket were used interchangeably and worked well.  I wore all of the clothes I had brought and felt they were enough.  I had different outfits to wear, everything could be mixed and matched and because I had planned it out in advance, I didn’t waste any precious time wondering what to wear!  Here’s an overview of what I brought 1 jacket; 1 scarf; 1 cardigan; 2 trousers; 2 pairs of shoes; 4 tops; 1 dress and my 2 bags …..

  4 comments for “Capsule for Weekend in Madrid – Review

  1. May 26, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    I’m so impressed by this! My recent camping trip proved to me that I still have a lot to learn when it comes to minimal packing. I’m going to have to learn more about this packing cube you speak of 😉

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    • May 26, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      Hi there, thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your blog 🙂 I suppose a packing cube is just a fancy word for a small bag or a container! I find, though, that having a confined space makes me consider carefully what I am going to bring and having a couple of different sizes makes finding clothes really easy. I posted a photo of the ones I use in a blog post about packing for a weekend away:, in case you find that useful, Lorraine x


      • May 26, 2017 at 9:46 pm

        Oh that’s so nice! I’m glad you’re enjoying my blog. Thanks for the link – I will definitely check it out. 🌸😊

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        • May 26, 2017 at 10:14 pm

          You’re welcome, good luck with the future packing! Lxx

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