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Vacation Packing – Carry on, my wayward bag lady!

My previous two posts (lists & take 2) were touched on here during  my Fox 21 segment.

Bags of bags

 

The great stuff I didn’t get to talk about can only be found here!!!

Who doesn’t love bags!? Bigs bags, small bags, plastic bags, clutches, wristlets, slouches, ziplocks, baggallinis!

When it comes to travel, you have to do your best to minimize what you are packing, especially when it comes to your carry on.

I like the bag in bags approach.  Ladies, your purse counts as a carry on, so I say the bigger the better.  Make it something that can do double duty at your destination; shopping carry all, beach bag, quick overnight bag if your travels require.

Inside your carry on, break it down.  Think about a trendy crossbody bag, like a baggallini.  And inside that, a wristlet wallet clutch.  These options give you maximum flexibility on size, style and coordination.

Don’t stop there, bag your cords, chargers, players and earbuds into an easy access zipper pouch so you can wrangle them without a tangled mess at the bottom of your carry on.

Compartmentalize all those little necessities like sunglasses, mints, travel pillow, cell phone, tickets/itinerary, lip balm and the like in your bag of bags to organize yourself on the go.

Where are you headed are you next vacation?  Take some time to enjoy the process so you can better enjoy your destination. Travel like a pro, enjoy the journey!

 

 

 

Vacation Packing – take 2 – Double Up

Well, truth be told some unexpected travel has kept me from writing my follow up posts on packing.  And in all honesty, I didn’t double check my list and on one of my trips I forgot my swimsuit!!! A rookie mistake but as I said in my last post, not the end of the world.  I popped into a store, bought a new suit and was sipping cocktails poolside in no time!

So do what I say, not what I do 🙂

Once you have reviewed your list, schedule a time to pack your bags.  Take your time to think through outfits and events based on your travel plans (and the weather.) Minimize your bottoms and take multiple tops if space allows.  Roll your clothing to accommodate the best use of space. Remember when your choosing your clothing, choose what you love, what is comfortable and what you feel good in.  Don’t waste space on maybe…http://theberry.com/2014/01/30/packing-is-not-an-easy-task-18-photos/

There is also no space for maybes in that quart size ziplock bag. Do yourself a favor and splurge on travel size toiletries or purchase travel bottles to fill and refill.  If you do choose refillable bottles, label them well so future trips don’t find you putting lotion in your hair 🙂

Double up, duplicate frequently used items so you can get them packed without having to think twice on the day of your departure.  Consider creating a “travel bag” that is nearly ready for any trip at any time.  Stock your travel bag with an extra hair brush, toothbrush  and your travel size toiletries so you can jet set with ease.

Check out these other great blogs for unusual packing tips that will help you get organized and on your way.

More on toiletries…

Cosmo knows… 20 tips for traveling with ease

Lastly, a few I hadn’t even thought of… #s 8, 23 & 25