Packing Tips 101

Confession: When it comes to packing for a vacation, I am the worst. Seriously. I own a lot of clothes, shoes and accessories, and I do not know how to consolidate anything. When I think about what I’ll need for a vacation, hundreds of outfits go through my mind. I’m afraid to leave anything behind. It’s like, I know I’m going to a tropical island, but maybe I’ll need a sweatshirt, sweatpants and jeans, just in case. I never know what I’m going to be in the mood for, and I want to be prepared for anything.

This week I am heading on a vacation, and this time I want to be smart and pack smart So, I put together this list of packing tips for those of you who struggle just as much as I do.

If you’re second-guessing yourself, use this chart to figure out if you really should bring it or not

Instead of just putting a bunch of clothes in a suitcase, figure out your outfits that way you are only bringing what pieces go together.

Make a checklist and stick to it, this will ensure you are only bring what you intended to and not adding extras into your luggage

If going somewhere warm I always bring something in case it get chilly outside, but bring one item that will go with multiple outfits because the reality is that you probably will never need it.

Plan on bringing flexible pieces that can be worn during the day and at night to make the most of all your outfits

Keep your cables and cords in place in a case

Keep your jewelry safe and compact in a pill case. This is also a good way to hide your jewelry in an unexpected place.

Always keep your underwear in their own separate place.

Never fold! It takes up so much room. Instead, roll your clothes (they won’t get wrinkly, I always do it)

Make sure you’re as prepared as you can be for an emergency situation and make your own medical emergency kit that is customized to your needs

Place your shoes at the bottom of your suitcase. They are most likely the heaviest item to pack, and you don’t want your luggage to be top heavy and tip over

Happy Packing!! I would love to hear your packing tips leave your comment below..

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