Pack like a Pro!

 

Happy Friday! When the weather gets cold, we want OUT of NYC. I am headed for a weekend getaway in less than 12 hours and plan on packing extremely light. Lugging an over-packed bag is not fun – Plus, they charge for everything these days and I rather save my money to shop! Some questions to ask yourself:

  • What’s the weather going to be like?
  • Can I wear a piece more than once?
  • Will I need shampoo/toothpaste/blow-dryer or will the place I’m staying provide this at no charge? (<— big space saver!)

180

Once you have these 3 questions answered it’s time to start packing.

 

  • Make a list. This seems so simple but it’s extremely important in helping you stay on task. I write down the number of days I will be there, then pick a day & night outfit for each day.
  • Take pictures of your outfits. This helps me remember what I originally planned on wearing instead of looking at my clothes and thinking nothing goes together all of a sudden.

401

  • Be reasonable. Override that voice in your head trying to convince you that you absolutely need six pairs of heels for a three-day trip. You don’t…and the practical you knows that.
  • Don’t skimp too much. If you know that you’re going to a wedding with formal dinners planned every night, then yes pack a few extra dresses. The trade-off? Include a neutral-toned pair of ankle-strap sandals that go with each outfit, so you don’t have to overload on the shoe front.
  • Roll your clothes. First of all, it minimizes wrinkles and therefore you don’t have to worry about the quality of your hotel iron. Second of all, it frees up a lot of space for other traveling necessities.

12dfe381b551e253450308b2cde0d7eb

  • Don’t forget accessories. Pack a great belt, a pair of statement earrings, and a classic pair of flat sandals. When in doubt, these things will come in handy.
  • Adopt Kate Middleton’s recycled-outfit policy. Unless you’ve been out hiking all day, or rolling around in the sand, there’s a very good chance you can wear certain wardrobe pieces more than once in a single trip. If you first wore your sundress with a jean jacket and wedges, use it as a beach cover-up for the next 2 days.
  • Use bright, colorful tags to easily pick out your suitcase at the Airport. This tip will get you quicker to the warm beach and a cold drink.

anigif_enhanced-buzz-31349-1376329347-37

 

 

About these ads

Comments

  1. These are great tips!! I’m doing lots of traveling soon so ill definitely try these out!

  2. you do pack like a pro!!!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.NewlyLoved.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

BalancingB

Sweat. Nourish. Believe. Sparkle.

Life of bLyss

a life of a recent college graduate with a new puppy, new job, and a new life. oh, and some wine and chocolate.

Everyday's a 'Hollyday'

Living Life as a Wife, New Mom, Ravens & Orioles Fanatic, Avid Runner, and Overcoming Crohn's Disease

Second City Randomness...

Striving for balance through each random moment...

Shanna Like Banana's Blog

Finding my passion

fashionfitnessfoodie

Staying fit while eating good food in stilettos.

Hoboken Girl

Just a brunette with straight hair, leather boots, a Louis Vuitton...and a love for the Mile Square City.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,069 other followers

%d bloggers like this: