My next UK staycation to Cornwall is just around the corner and I’m super excited about getting there but the packing it my nemesis. Packing for abroad I have down to a T and normally I can cram it all into hand luggage because you can pretty much guarantee the weather where as a UK break you’ve got to pack for a random heat wave and torrential rain, so the car can get full rather quickly.
I am a planner and it’s where my bullet journal comes in rather handy, I’ve got a list of all the places I’d like the visit and top places to eat through recommendations or online reviews then there the packing list.
First in the bag is my gym gear, I feel like a new woman! I know from my own experience how much having a week off working out can do to my motivation and when you’re going to be in a setting as beautiful as Cornwall I feel like I have no excuse not to get up early one morning and take in some fresh air.
Next in was skincare and I’m packing all the moister products. Although I live by the sea, I don’t go wave it hello every day and I understand I’m at a lucky advantage not to do that but when in Cornwall I don’t think there will be a day, rain or shine where I won’t be pottering down to a beach or visiting a fishing village and all the sea air but it can play havoc on the skin so I want it to look fresh and moisturised all week.
A water bottle is my latest packing accessory. I’m trying to be so much more conscious about plastic. When I think of how many times I’ve bought a bottle of water when I have plenty of durable ones in the cupboard at home ~ including this super love island one which I’m obsessed with mainly because it has my name on ~ so I’m on a refill mission and going to try my hardest not to slip up.
As well as the gym gear and the other everyday clothes that’ll be thrown in the day we need to leave is my new love, my denim jacket. As the sun has got his hat on I realised my lack of causal jackets and thought a denim one was the perfect wardrobe accessory although it might not actually make the bag but be on me during the journey.
Finally, a book! A holiday in the UK or abroad wouldn’t be a holiday without a book. Although there are many restaurants I plan on trying out and our days will be filled with walks I’m sure I’ll still get a chance to get a couple of chapters in before the week is over.
And there we have it, my staycation packing essentials and I’m sure I’m bound to have forgotten something and realise when we halfway there and there no chance Ryan will turn the car around but that’s the point of the list, so fingers crossed!
What are your staycation essentials?