Packing for a trip is a daunting task, so much to bring but so little space. But don’t worry, I’ll show you some little packing hacks to make your next trip easier.
Ensure that you are cleaning your clothes before they are packed, especially if they have not been worn in a while. This will make them look nicer and feel nicer to wear while away. To do this use a mild detergent or even the Wash Wizard to ensure that everything is clean.
10 Packing Hacks That Will Make Your Trip A Breeze
1. Wear the Heaviest Part of an Outfit
If you are taking clunky shoes on a trip wear them to open up room in your suitcase. This is also true with a jacket! Keeping the jacket on you and not in your carry-on will leave you with so much more space to pack other things. Lastly, wear a sweater to the airport instead of packing it!
Small sarongs or blankets are going to be great for traveling. This allows you to keep warm on a flight or waiting for the plane to arrive or even using them at a beach or pool. Not only can you do these things you can also cover shoulders at monuments that are religious! You may even want to bring two!
3. Ditch the Hair Tools
Many people pack their straighteners and curling irons. However, you’re on vacation why do you need all those tools. Plus, there are so many ways to do your hair without these items. There are sprays and natural ways to achieve the same style that you would get with those gadgets. There are many hacks that can be looked up as well to achieve a certain look.
4. Packing Cubes
Packing cubes are a great way to save space. Once one is used, you will never be able to not use them when packing for a trip. These are essential to help organize and keep things where they need to be.
5. Use the KonMari Method
This can be used with or without the packing cubes. Marie recommends very specific ways to help achieve the best organization. She also makes it so you can see each item and they are not stacked on top of each other. You can look up this method to ensure you are doing it right.
6. Keep Shoes Enclosed
Do not throw shoes into your luggage willy nilly. This can be gross. Use bags or washable bags to put your shoes in before putting them in the luggage. This is also true for dirty laundry. You should separate the dirty laundry from the clean for your trip home. Shower caps also work for shoes!
7. Plan Outfits
Many people just pack their favorite clothing items without making outfits. This means when they get to their destination, they have no nice clothing that goes with the other clothing. When you are leaving for less than 10 days lay out each outfit that you plan on wearing. You should bring a few extras to ensure you have the right clothing for different temperatures. This way, you will not forget anything.
8. Use Beauty Travel Hacks
Using beauty travel hacks will allow you to bring all your favorites without spending a ton on travel size items and other things you may need. Plus, it allows you to take fewer items to keep luggage light.
9. Extra Purses
While you should not take any extra purses if you must to match a gown for a night out, ensure that it packs easily. What we mean by this is make sure you can fold it. If you cannot fold the purse, fill it with items to save space. You can also add toiletries to the purse if it does not fold flat.
10. Ditch the Soap
Many people bring mini travel sized soaps inside their suitcases in a small bag. However, you don’t even need to bother with that anymore. Think about it, every hotel that you will go to will have soap. The only reason you would need to take soap is if you are traveling outside the country and not staying in a hotel or if you are camping somewhere. Only bring soap if you absolutely need it, otherwise, it is usually provided!