Visiting Colorado? 5 Minimalist Packing Tips

Adjusted for the Seasons...

Might we suggest you adjust this list for the relevant season while you’re visiting. Colorado is famous for having 4 very different seasons annually (and sometimes daily).  The weather is reliably chaotic, making packing light rather difficult. Here are 5 tips to help you pack light on your upcoming trip, not specific to any season. 

  • Capsule Wardrobe – Have you heard of the capsule wardrobe? It’s essentially a curated collection of essential, versatile clothing items that can be mixed and matched to create a variety of outfits.  This concept promotes minimalism and sustainability. We’re not saying go out and buy a new wardrobe, but when you’re packing it’s a great concept. For example, bring one pair of pants and multiple pairing tops.

  • Pack for Half – If you’re on a longer trip, pack for half of your trip. Assuming there will be a way to wash your clothes – this is a great hack to save a ton of room in your suitcase.

  • Pack what you Need – and not what you love. If you’re not sure, then you probably don’t need to bring it.

  • Limit Electronics and Toiletries – Consider using travel size bottles, and downsize the electronics to the absolute necessities. Electronics are often fragile during travel and how that effects the rest of your suitcase.

  • Don’t Bring ‘The Dresser’ – You know, that XL suitcase that mom brings on every trip. If it’s there, you’re going to fill it. Start with a smaller suitcase and it will force you to scale back. You’ll be surprised with what you don’t really need to bring.

We look forward to hosting you at A Riverhouse Lodge during your stay in Buena Vista.

Stay at A Riverhouse Lodge

Live the adventure along the Arkansas River in Buena Vista, Colorado.

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