With summer vacations still going strong, and in the midst of trying to organize my suitcase, I thought I would share my top 10 packing tips. Happy travels!
Writing up a packing list ahead of time will ensure that you remember to bring everything you need.
A great way to save space in your bag is to mix and match clothing in neutral colors. Also, you can limit the number of shoes you bring – black and nude go with everything! (note: who am I kidding here????)
It is easy to add layers or take them off depending on the temperature and the time of day – not so easy to do if you don’t plan ahead! A sweater over a tank is one example; for strapless dresses, a leather jacket or denim jacket change the outfit and add warmth!
I always bring a couple of magazines, a book and my headphones as well as a notebook and pen and I never get bored. Make sure to carry on things that will help you pass the time.
Once time our luggage went to London when we went to Italy…thankfully I carried on the things I needed for an overnight stay- always carry your toiletry necessities, medications and a light change of clothing just in case.
If you don’t wear it on a regular basis, then don’t pack it. Pack the things you have worn before without discomfort. For example, you don’t want to wear a pair of shoes for the first time when a lot of walking is involved – believe me, I learned the hard way years ago.
Mesh bags (the ones used for laundering delicates) are a great way to stay organized and compartmentalize underwear, socks, belts, swimsuits and smaller items.
I always roll the majority of my clothes rather than fold them – that way you avoid a multitude of wrinkles and save space.
As I was obsessing over trying to remember everything to pack, my sister reminded me that there is no need to stress – everyplace has pharmacies and department stores! It is ok if you forget something!