So I have been traveling a TON recently and Im going to continue to. I just wanted to share some things that I have been helpful to me! I'd love to hear some of your tips and things that you use! Ps by nature I am an over packer, I think once when I was little I forgot socks and so now Im a horder when it comes to packing.
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Packing cubes - First off Im loving these packing cubes form the container store! I got these compressions ones, H got the packer folders and we got another one for both of us to use! It helps save so much room, keeps things more organized, and lastly our items don't wrinkle nearly as much. Apparently your clothes wrinkle because of all the moving around.
Lay out your outfits - Having a visual helps me to make sure I have everything and also to see when Im overpacking.
Travel with your bulky stuff - If you have a bug jacket or sweatshirt you want to bring it takes up so much space in your bag that I often bring it with me on the plane.
Toiletries - These travel pouches are awesome. I love it because one they are already TSA approved so the guessing game gets taken away two it's my items. Whenever I travel and I don't bring my shampoo or conditioner I always regret it. I have also found my skin doesn't freak out as much with traveling if I continue to use my products! And how cute are these, they also have little stickers so you can label your items?
Versatile Shoes - Try to bring shoes that go with several outfits and can be dressed up or down. I get sometimes you just need those heels but maybe try to wear them twice?
Question yourself - There are so many times that I'm like IM GONNA WORK OUT EVERY DAY! And I never do, so now I've packed workout clothes and shoes that I never touched and took up so much space. I have to do the same for when I pack 5 shirts for the same day.
Pack the day before - Frequently if I pack a day before or I have a few extra hours to marinate and think about what I packed I remember REALLY important things I forgot. I am someone who needs that extra time to double check.
Make a list - I find it helpful to write down the activities I have planned and then outfits I want to go with. This really cuts down on over packing and helps to make sure I have everything since I love checking things off my list.
Dry Shampoo - My hair always feels different in different water, so I have to bring dry shampoo. I usually don't like how it makes my hair feel but it saves me from feeling like my hair looks greasy! This one or this one is my current favorite especially because it comes in travel size.
There are other crazy list of things you can do to store your items but these are these are the ones that I have been using every time and I wanted to share them with you!