How To Pack For A Short Trip: It’s All About The Miniatures

Leaving on a jet plane…

That’s me twice a week. Minus the jet plane. I am a frequent traveller from London to Jersey for business, I love the short flight but I don’t love how difficult it is to pack for just a few days and squeeze my belongings into a tiny suitcase. I am one of those people that require huge perfume bottles to hand, a gazillion creams and the thought of anyone taking them off me or not being able to take them on a trip brings me out in hives. 

So how do you pack for a business trip and be able to take all the essentials? I have scaled down from a gigantic case to a small compact case and sometimes even a holdall. I can just see my friends’ faces trying to conceal their amusement as we have spent many a girls weekend away trying to scale down and source essential mini products without having a breakdown!

I get ideas about what’s essential when packing my suitcase
~Diane Von Furstenberg

The last few weeks have educated me that it actually is possible to take everything you want and need on a short trip without having a meltdown, no honestly trust me!

I have a small guide to help you prepare:


Start by making a list of all the beauty products you usually use, then head to your favourite department store and find the travel equivalent (there is a huge selection of mini products in Boots). Most of our favourite brands now have travel sized products, don’t be afraid to ask at the counter.


At the airport you can get your hands on some awesome deals for mini perfumes, I also ask at my favourite brand counter for any samples, there’s nothing like a few freebies right?!


Both your hairdresser and department store usually stock mini hair products and unless you have Rapunzel hair extensions like me, buy a dinky brush to slot into your handbag.


Think of how many days you are away from home so you can determine how many work outfits you need and stick with them! Match the shoes and accessories at the same time so you have all bases covered. Make sure you have shoes for both the daytime and evening depending on your arrangements.


Same as above, think of how many days you are travelling for and be realistic about the days you feel you can sneak in some well-earned exercise time. One tip: You could always wear your trainers to get around travelling to create more space in your luggage.


Take a decent sized handbag for additional space. Every inch counts here!

I hope my guide helps any new or frequent travellers. I would love to hear any more tips you have to make the process easier! Please let me know!

N x

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