About two weeks ago a friend from Britain called me, informing me that she was coming to the Gold Coast for a week.
When I first saw her swinging her luggage I immediately got the feeling that there was something wrong with this picture. She had no suitcase! All she had was bulky beige purse with a long strap, which was hanging from her shoulder. I said, “Oh My Gosh, girlfriend where’s your luggage?”
When I asked her where her luggage was, she just smiled at me and said that she had everything she needed with her. “Everything” included some under ware, 2 t-shirts, 1 pair of shorts, a shawl, a swimsuit, a pair of slippers, a toothbrush, a mouse pad (a souvenir from Britain for me), some make-up and a camera.
Impressively enough my friend stayed with me the whole week and never once did I hear her say, “I wish I had brought another t-shirt with me “or “Why didn’t I pack an extra pair of shoes?”
It got me thinking, how much I actually over pack every time I travel somewhere (even if it is just for a week end) and how simpler and less stressful my trips would be if I packed in a minimalist way (no more struggles with heavy suitcases, no worries about leaving something behind, no need to spend hours packing).What do you think? Are you a minimalist traveler or someone, who prefers to take an extra sweater ‘just in case’?
Are you capable of living out of one carry-on suitcase for an entire vacation?
What absolute essentials would you take with you for a one week trip?
Share your list of bare necessities that you would take with you in the comment section below!
Erial Wheeler, is the founder of iherbrand.com and eCommerce Expert. She teaches easy to implement systems to help run your business without feeling as though your business is running you. Erial helps women entrepreneurs like you feel more in control, less overwhelmed, more passionate and feeling empowered in running your business. Ask her how to you ditch the stress and overwhelm in your business now.
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