Category: Packing

Minimalist skincare on holiday

I’m meeting a friend for a long weekend soon – abroad, as we used to say. (I grew up in Ireland – when you’re on an island, everywhere else is abroad!).  As always, I will take hand luggage and make each clothing item earn its place in my bag. The same will apply for my…

Packing breakthrough!

Happy new year to you all 🙂 Another year and another step on the journey to simplicity!   In my last post, I wrote about some of the cul-de-sacs and detours I find myself taking from time to time.  This can be frustrating so it’s just as important to note the tiny breakthroughs along the way.…

Weekend Away Capsule

Another weekend away, another capsule! I visited family again in Dublin last weekend, so it was another opportunity to flex my packing muscles. I had a fair idea of what we would be doing, it would be quite a casual weekend and we were only going for 3 days – easy peasy! But then I…

Packing for US Holiday – review

I had a terrific holiday in the US – a highlight were the beautiful sunsets in St. Pete’s Beach – and my capsule worked out quite well.  There were some successes and some learning…   Successes: I find so much value in my packing cubes! They make life simpler, seem to magically reduce the space the clothes…

Holiday Packing

Does anyone else get excited about packing for a holiday? I’m going to the US for 10 days and cannot wait!!   I know that, to some, packing can be a chore but I love it! I enjoy the planning aspect – it leads to anticipation and heightens the whole holiday experience for me. I…

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…

Packing for a weekend in Madrid

I’m off to Madrid for the weekend, with two very dear friends and have been looking forward to the break for some time.  From a packing perspective, I’m keen to build on the learning I got from packing for my last weekend away in Dublin.  The key take-aways from that were …. not to pack…

Capsule Wardrobe for a Weekend Away – Review

Okay … I am never over-packing again!  I experimented with packing light for a five-day trip to Dublin, using the principles of my capsule wardrobe and it worked beautifully.  In fact, I think I could have packed even less but that’s learning for a future trip. In the end, I brought two pairs of jeans,…

Capsule Wardrobe for a Weekend Away

This weekend, I am going to Dublin for five days and thought it was a great opportunity to discover more about the portable capsule wardrobe.  I like to plan (a lot!) but the downside is that I can tend to over-pack, having considered every possible permutation of outings and extremes of weather, not to mention…