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Travel Essentials – Packing Tips

No matter where I’m going or what I’ll be doing I over pack. It’s a gift and a curse. I feel that I need to have options because plans can change in and instance. Miami was the first trip that I was able to pack everything in one suitcase and my carry on not have shoes, tops or jeans in it.

For me to start the packing process I also go through what I have and what I think will be fitting for the occasion. But I do make list so I won’t forget anything. I tend to take over the guest bedroom when it’s an important trip and I’m triple checking to make sure that I have everything.

To make sure I get everything packed these are a few tips that I keep in mind.

  • Check the Weather 
    • I always check to see what the weather is going to be where I’m going and I always check to see what it is going to be when I return. Nothing worse then going somewhere and not being prepared.
  • Make a packing list
    • If you are always overthinking the packing process a list helps gets things in an organized way. TripList is a great app that will allow you to make your list and also let you create a to do list for activities that you may want to do.
  • Roll, Don’t Fold
    • This allows for tighter packing that fits more items into the suitcase. It also cuts down on creases but makes some items into wrinkly messes.
  • Pack outfits together
    • I always put my outfits together when I am packing them. From the bottoms to the tops even down to the shoes and accessories. This allows me to visualize how it will look and to make sure that I have everything for the outfit. When planning out outfits try to pack things that can be worn with several different outfits.

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