[This post is sponsored by Only Apartments]
When in my 20s, I once packed a 30 kilograms suitcase for a week long trip. Can you believe that? (I still can’t, it’s quite shameful for the traveller I am now, ha ha). I just wanted to bring everything ‘just in case’, and that’s probably the worst mistake you can make when packing.
I am pleased to tell you that, luggage wise, I improved A LOT. I mastered the art of ‘a week with a cabin size bag’ and I can even travel for a maximum of 4 days with the same cabin size bag but both for me and my 7 years old kid. Quite impressive, for the over-packer I used to be 😉 Here I am now, sharing a few tips for the perfect luggage, but also inviting you to take part in an AMAZING Instagram competition.
My tips for the perfect luggage:
- plan the outfits in advance
- choose at least 1-2 outfits that can be used from day to night just changing the accessories or the top
- go for a color code: I suggest black and white + nudes or black and white + a bright color
- according to the mood and the company, carefully choose if you want to bring high heels (they are usually heavy and take a lot of space). if it’s an adventurous or easy trip, ballerina flats or sparkly sandals will do the job.
- dresses and skirts are light and easy to pack: prefer them over jeans and trousers.
- fold the clothes the right way! instead of folding them flat, use one of the many rolling techniques or the KonMari folding method. No wrinkles and more space.
I now want to tell you about the incredible Only Apartments Instagram competition. Only Apartments is a website offering the chance to book amazing apartments all over the world (more than 2000 destinations). It is a great alternative to staying in a hotel, and allows you to really immerse yourself into the culture and the vibe of the city, living like a local.
is the competition you can’t miss! All it takes is a photo of your perfect luggage! I am the ambassador and judge of the competition along with the Only Apartments team.
Post your best pic and you can win a trip to a beautiful European capital and an ASOS voucher!
How to enter the competition:
- Choose a European destination.
- Pack the perfect luggage for your city of choice.
- Follow @only-apartments and @Machedavvero on Instagram.
- Take a photo and share it on Instagram, mentioning @only-apartments and @Machedavvero, adding #ThePerfectLuggage
- The dice is cast! Me and the OA team will select the best suitcase that, together with its owner, will win a trip to one of the following destinations: Barcelona, Paris, Rome + a £80 (100€) discount card for Asos!
I can’t wait to see your perfect luggage!
See you on Instagram