With me flying out today to begin season 2 in Tenerife, I have spent the majority of the week running around like a headless chicken picking up last minute bits and packing my life back into a suitcase. Last year was the first season and I had absolutely no idea what I would and wouldn’t need for the summer. This year I have a clearer idea of what to take with me so in order to help you out, if you are preparing for rep life yourself, I thought I would share my own suitcase with you.
Obviously, some aspects will differ from person to person but this will just supply you with a rough guideline to get you through the summer. Hope it helps!
- Basic tees – one white, one black, simple and go with everything.
- Casual tees – a few casual design tees to throw on with shorts.
- Denim shorts – a few pairs as I practically live in them outside of work.
- Casual shorts – two pairs just for chilling.
- Playsuits/jumpsuits – light, easy to wear and simple.
- Dressy clothing – dresses, skirts, etc for nights out and nice meals.
- Pjs – shorts ones, nights are HOT!
- Swimwear – a couple of coverups, a swimsuits and a couple of bikinis… especially if you need bikinis in cup size rather than dress size, you won’t find any abroad.
- Underwear – obviously, take plenty if you’re of a larger cup size. Last season every bra of mine decided to stab me in the heart when the wire came out and I was unable to find any larger than a D.
- Socks – of the trainer variety.
- Uniform – gonna need it to be a rep.
- Converse – for work and day to day.
- Flip flops – easily to slip, pop to the shops or wander round the apartment. Plus, 90p in Primark?! Go on then!
- Sandals – main form of footwear for nights out as they are cool for your feet and you’re not too bothered about heels in the heat.
- Heels – contrary to what I just said, you will want a pair of heels or two for special occasions.
- Airport shoes – one pair of plain black dolly flats for comfort and one pair heeled for better appearance.
- Trainers – working out, hiking, the list of uses goes on.
- Backpack – for going to the beach, hiking, day trip…….
- Bumbag – convenient for a night out.
- Clutch – evening alternative.
- Handbag – for day to day.
- Hat – to protect from the sun or just for ultimate coolness.
- Jewellery – to spice up your outfits, personally, I only take one necklace.
- Sunglasses – plenty of them, they go missing easily!
Just enough to get you through the first week until you’ve settled in and not have to rush about looking for things.
- Travel toothbrush/toothpaste – small and only £1 in Primark for the set.
- Shower gel
- Face wash
- Face wipes
- Painkillers – not as accessible as in the UK, only available in pharmacies and quite expensive. Stock up on 25p ibuprofen from Home Bargains.
- Contact lenses – if you are a wearer like myself, you will need enough for the season.
- Home comforts – photos, homeware, anything to make your room feel like your own.
- Sweets – last summer I really missed Magic Stars, crispy M&M’s and bubblegum bottles so this year I’ve brought a pack of each with me for when I’m desperate
- Towels – if you have room, it’s nice to have your own towels
- A book – to read while sunbathing or if you’re bored at work
- IPad/ tablet/ laptop
- Hair dryer/ straighteners/ tongs
- Plug adaptors – plenty of them
Did this help you out? What personal possessions would you pack?
*All opinions are my own and just that: opinions.
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