Packing Tips

Now that it’s July are you ready to get away?  I know I am ready for the beach and some relaxation!  We love to travel and usually go on about 5-7 trips a year as a family which requires a little planning and packing.  As I start to plan for our upcoming adventures, I thought I’d let you in on some of my packing tips and tricks to make things just a little easier for you.

Packing Tips for Summer

  • Bring your absolute favorite items to wear as this will have you feel great everyday of your trip giving you one more reason to relax.
  • Many years ago when I was going to Italy, a friend of mine told me this amazing trick to keep your garments wrinkle free and save a lot of space so that you don’t have to bring several suitcases on a trip.  Roll your garments.  This has been an amazing trick and, in fact, on that trip to Italy, I brought 2 weeks worth of clothing, shoes, etc. in one piece of luggage.  Okay so maybe I needed to put a few things in my husband’s suitcase but you get the drift.
  • Choose a color scheme like black or navy so that you can mix and match pieces.
  • Choose pieces that can pull double duty, like a dress that you can wear during the day and transition into night.
  • Fabrics like jersey, knits, and jeans are less likely to wrinkle.
  • When packing wrinkly fabrics like silks and linen, fold along creases or seams to minimize wrinkling.
  • Heading to a destination wedding? Pack your dress (or suit) in a plastic dry-cleaning bag.  The slippery surface helps to minimize wrinkles.
  • Pack shoes first at the base of the suitcase and put any smaller items like jewelry or scarves in the inside of the shoe.
  • Bring a scarf, it doubles as a wrap on the chilly plane and an accessory once you arrive at your destination.
  • Lastly, but maybe most important, if you are flying, always pack a couple of days worth of clothes in a carry on.  This way if the airline looses your luggage, you can still have a great time for a couple of days while they find it without running out to go shopping.


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