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How to Pack for a Weekend Away (Preteen/Teen Girls)

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Where to start? Are you lost in packing for your fabulous weekend away from stress and school? You've come to the right place!

Method 1

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    How long will you stay? Likely 2 days, but it may be 3 or 4 if you have a day off from school.
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    What will the weather be like? Sunny? Cold? Rainy? You don't want to bring jeans and a puffy coat to a warm climate, or shorts and flip flops in a cold one.
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    Is there anything special you need? Maybe you need a sleeping bag or swimsuit? Ask your host, just in case.
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    What about medications? Perhaps you ought to take allergy pills. Maybe you need glasses cleaner. Or feminine products, if it's that time of the month.
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    Make a list. Outline the basics. It can be as simple as "3 Shirts, 2 Shorts, Soap, Toothbrush,  Sunglasses, and Swimsuit" or very detailed. It's up to you. What will help you the most?

Method 2

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    Choose an appropriate bag. Duffels, backpacks, and large purses are all great. Remember, you don't need a huge suitcase, but you need more than a Ziploc bag, too.
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    Gather your clothes. Use your outline to select clothes from your wardrobe. Don't forget shoes and toiletries!
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    Fold your garments. You can roll them or fold them, whichever you prefer. put small items in a little bag inside your big one. You may want to add a hanger or two.
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    Put your clothes and other necessities in your bag. Keep it organized. Have a rule like "Shirts on the left, pants on the right, and the rest on the bottom". Or, organize it by outfit.
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    Check to make sure you've got everything you need. Ask a guardian if you are forgetting anything. You definitely don't want to be deodorant-less!
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    Add some fun things. Examples are books, paper and your phone or tablet. Whatever you need to make the transportation time more enjoyable.

Method 3
Putting It Away

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    After your trip, get out your clothes. It's best not to just leave them in your bag.
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    Launder them. Only if they are dirty, though. If you didn't wear something or it is already clean, just skip this step.
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    Once they are clean, carefully put them away. You may need those clothes again, so you don't want to lose them.
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    Put away anything you missed. You can't just lose your comb.
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    Finished! You have successfully packed and unpacked your weekend's bag. Great work!

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  • Enlist the help of others.
  • Play music to make it less boring.
  • Leave room for souvenirs, if possible.


  • If you get there and your stuff is messed up, stay calm. Just put it right. You don't want to start screaming during you relaxing weekend.
  • You may still get disorganized. It's okay!

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Categories: Teen Holidays | Travel Packing

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