Tag: Packing

Minimalist packing

Mr. Minimal-Lol and I went away for a long weekend together. The familiar packing scenario started out as usual but then took an unexpected turn. Him (anxiously): ‘You’re not taking many clothes’. Me (cheerfully): ‘No, but it’s fine, I’m bringing a capsule and I’ll have plenty’. Him (apprehensively): ‘But what if it rains?’ Me (smugly):…

A minimalist abroad

I travelled to Amsterdam for four days recently with two good friends. My packing process runs like a well-oiled machine at this stage. I checked the weather, had a rough idea of what we would be doing each day, decided what to pack for four days, and then halved it! (That’s a tip from Courtney…

Travel toiletries

In order to simplify one aspect of my life recently, I decided to duplicate some items. I know! That was a hard sentence for an aspiring minimalist to write! In my travel case, I have decided to keep a permanent stock of toiletries and make-up, in mini versions. I have already downsized these considerably and…

Packing for Pisa

Packing for a weekend away is the easiest way to experiment with a capsule wardrobe. When people say to me, ‘oh, I could never that’, I point out that is exactly what they do when they go travelling or on holiday. As an experiment, it’s fool proof – well, almost. You’re limited to a certain…

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…