4 Packing Tips You Need to Know

Packing for a trip, whether it be a weekend getaway or a well-deserved vacation, was always the last thing I wanted to do. The sheer act of picking items over others and finding a way to fit them all into a carry-on gave me anxiety. Last year, I was determined to find an easier way. I’m happy to say I’ve found the best packing method for me, and I want to share some tips with you to make the task a little less daunting.

Tip 1: Know the Konmari method of folding - trust me it’s a lifesaver when packing a carry-on. Check out the pictorials below on how to properly fold.

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Tip 2: Get travel-sized items of your skincare and beauty favorites - most companies sell trial or travel-sized items of their products. Just ask, or buy the TSA approved empty bottles at your local drug store to transfer your favorite conditioners and lotions into.

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Tip 3: Packing cubes, packing cubes, packing cubes - need I say more? I packed 4 pairs of shoes into a packing cube and it only took up a fraction of my suitcase. Small wins!

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Tip 4: Know your trip itinerary and weather so that you can pack clothing accordingly - Well duh, but trust me it’s not everyone’s first instinct to know these things.

This summer I traveled to Miami, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Minneapolis, and made a few trips home to Connecticut. Using these packing tips have helped me pack like a pro and have silenced my inner dread for packing. Now I'm gearing up for holiday travels! Yay! What are some of your favorite packing tips? Comment below :)

xo, Sha

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