6.06.2012

Packing 101

Happy Wednesday Dolls! 
I do not in any way claim to be an expert organizer nor do I really come up with amazing ideas on my own but I do take packing for a trip pretty seriously! 
I am notorious for packing either way too much or not enough, I have finally discovered a way to pack the perfect amount, here is how I do it. I know y'all were dying to know how I packed anyways...

First off I plan and lay out all my outfits for everyday or night. If I need a statement piece/ necklace or belt I lay that out also, I include shoes with this so I don't pack too many or too little!

Next I try to compact and compile as much as possible, such as the black shirt and pink short combo above. I use a hanger with the pant clips so I only have one hanger versus two!

Next I pack undergarments, do I need nude or black or does that even matter? I pack all my undergarments in a bag and have a separate bag for dirty undies and clothes. Zebra is clean, black is dirty. 
These bags are from when you buy sheets! I buy all my sheets either separate so they come in smaller bags or the whole set comes in a large cotton bag like these...

Next I pack my shoes, I also put all my shoes in old sheet bags...
Another way to store shoes is to use shower caps! Take home the shower caps you get when you stay in a hotel and pack your shoes in the shower caps! No one wants nasty bottoms of shoes touching your clean clothes!!

After all of that I get together my jewelry, I use a Vera Bradley jewelry case that is now retired but they still have some great travel cases! I love this one because it has many different cases and zippers to keep pieces separate!

And I know most of you have seen this trick for traveling with necklaces, but I have yet to try it!
                                                   Source: thedailybuzz.com.au via Gina on Pinterest

I always travel with travel sized everything, you will never need more deodorant or shaving cream than whats in the travel size, for me it reduces how large my travel cosmetic case gets and I don't have to worry about packing my current items from the shower/vanity! I pack enough vitamins/medications for the duration of the trip, I also always carry my straightener and curling iron in a heat protectant case!

Ok there ya have it, all packed and ready! 

Do y'all have any neat and awesome packing tips or tricks, I would love to hear them!

8 comments:

  1. I love how you hung your outfits together, I always pack things by clothing type (shorts, shirts, etc.) and forget the outfits I planned when I get to my destination.

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  2. i lay out my outfits like you do, but i never thought to use old bags from my sheets! great tip!

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  3. This is so sweet! I will be so happy if you want to follow each other! What do u say? Kisses

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  4. I don't know why I got so excited about this, but we have matching undies! haha. I love these tips. I never thought about using shower caps for shoes!!

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  5. Well now, if only I was smart enough to save my sheet bags. I have tried to straw thing though and it helps out a lot. Great ideas!

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  6. omg! this is a wonderful post! i am AWFUL at packing and i get the worst anxiety! you make it look so easy! great outfits!

    xo

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  7. I do the same thing with the clothes. I also law out jewelry underwear and all that with the outfit too! So it all goes together! ;) such an easy way to pack! Great post!

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  8. Is that a vera bradley carrier for your flat iron? love the pattern

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