What to Take on a City Break?

Taking a short break once in a while can help deal with the drudgery and monotony of an urban lifestyle. More and more people are now increasingly taking a break during the weekend to beat the stress. However, going by trends, people are spending more time packing and travelling and less time holidaying.

We have put together a quick checklist to help you pack a minimalist bag for city breaks. While you soak in the sights and sounds of the new city, entrust your belongings with LEFTIT’s left luggage storage service for a truly relaxing holiday.

Pack a Backpack or Suitcase

If you are like most other travellers, you simply cannot resist the urge to pack as many suitcases as possible.

If you want to make the most of your weekend trip, be sure to travel as light as possible. Simply taking a small backpack or versatile handbag might suffice for the short trip.

The majority of carriers offer sufficient space to store a backpack along with a daypack that you can carry as hand luggage. The daypack can come handy for carrying essentials like passport, smartphone, camera, windcheater and water bottles.

We strongly feel that luggage should not weigh you down while you are on an excursion. When you choose our baggage storage service, you can safely store your luggage for as little as £5.00 per day.

Minimal Clothing

Do you often feel that you take a lot more clothing than you actually wear on your holidays? For a weekend break, the following clothing items and accessories will suffice:

  • 2 pairs of briefs or undergarments
  • 2-3 pairs of socks
  • 2 formal shirts for special occasions and events
  • 2 long-sleeve/half-sleeve casual tees or pullovers (depending upon the chill)
  • 1 microfiber towel
  • A polythene bag for storing dirty clothes
  • Light sandals

Of course, the above list does not include clothes, shoes, and other dressing accessories you wear when you leave for the trip.

Minimise on Cosmetics and Toiletries

Follow the same rule of thumb for packing toiletries and cosmetics as you do with clothing and luggage. Take only those items you cannot do without. For instance, pack a toothbrush, toothpaste, small shower gel, deodorant, floss, shampoo, hair clips and ties, moisturising lotion, and sunscreen cream in a small vanity bag.

Essential Travelling Bits and Pieces and Medications

Ensure you keep the following travel essentials and medications handy:

  • UV-protected sunglasses
  • Sleeping mask
  • Earplugs
  • Travel adapter-cum-charger
  • Acetaminophen, ibuprofen, aspirin, personal medicines
  • Umbrella/raincoat

Travel Documents, IDs, and Money

Make sure you safely store the most vital things deep inside a pouch or sleeve of your backpack or daypack. Double-check that you have taken:

  • Passport
  • Credit card
  • Local currency (in cash)
  • Health insurance transcript
  • Train/plane/bus ticket
  • Neck wallet/money belt
  • Copies of your tour and accommodation bookings

Camera and Digital Gadgets

  • Smartphone
  • Headphones
  • Power bank
  • Extra batteries
  • Digital camera
  • Spare memory card
  • Selfie stick
  • E-Reader

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