Happy Friday! What are your plans this weekend? I’m trying another new workout tomorrow and am catching up with a couple friends tonight and tomorrow. Sunday I’ve got a brunch with a brand and then am leaving to Austin to go over florals at our venue. Lots of stuff happening haha!
Today I wanted to share how I pack when traveling! This has been my little system for a couple of years now and it works for me to make sure I have everything together and packed. One thing I want to utilize next, are packing cubes!
How I Pack When Traveling-
Start with outfits: After I get my suitcase down, I start filling it with outfits. I plan all of my outfits wherever I’m traveling to make sure I have the exact amount of clothes I need. I will fold/roll clothes as tight as I can and squeeze to one side of my suitcase. At the bottom of the suitcase, I lay down all of the shoes I’m taking.
Packing list: I don’t really have a packing list, but I go through EVERY drawer and just make sure I take what I need. I count how many days, and then decide what bras I need, how many undies to bring, pajamas (will wear pajamas 2x before changing), lounge wear, and socks. I lay everything out on my bed and go through all of the drawers one more time to make sure I have everything I need.
After that, I have this awesome packing cube for undergarments and I stuff bras, underwear, socks, bralettes, etc in there. It’s nice because it’s all in one little bag so I’m not digging through a giant suitcase looking for 2 socks. I put that in the suitcase and then fold up any pajamas and lounge clothes and put on top of outfits.
Clothes are done!
Makeup: I adore this Amazon makeup train case. It’s awesome and holds everything I need. I also love that it has a makeup brush compartment. I go through every drawer of my makeup and mentally walk through my makeup routine, making sure I grab everything.
Toiletries: Again, I go through my skincare/night routine in my head and slowly add things to my toiletry bag. This bag is awesome (and super cute!) from Hudson+Bleecker. I do one side with all skincare and the other clear side with deodorant, toothbrush, body wash, toothpaste, etc. In the middle pocket I keep Q tips, my glasses, and bobby pins.
After I add in my toiletry bag…. I start filling in the sides with hair products (should probably get a bag for it all), accessories, hair tools, and lastly, snacks 🙂 I like to bring a few snacks on a trip so I know that I have food in case I get hangry.
That’s it for my suitcase! I typically bring a small duffle or weekender bag as my carry-on. I fill it with one outfit (in case my suitcase gets lost), a pair of shoes, my makeup bag, and then a target bag filled with medicine (I get really nauseous and anxious traveling), saltine crackers, deodorant, and wipes to wipe down airport things haha. I stuff that in and then add in all of my electronics! I lay out all of my electronics on the ground, double checking for batteries/chargers, and then put inside my duffle.
That’s it! I usually have all my stuff ready to go the night before I leave. I lay out my travel clothes too to make it easier.
Thanks so much for reading y’all!! Do you have any packing tips for us!? P.S. Don’t forget to read about my NYC trip.