Travel season is upon us, and that means plenty of preparation and packed bags. As a woman, I know all too well that packing for travel can get exciting...right before it gets out of control. The thing about travel is that you have restrictions. If traveling by bus, plane, or train, there are rules, and if traveling by automobile, there is only so much that will fit! Truth is, we want to be prepared for travel and enjoy our trip without the bouts of wardrobe disasters, clutter, over-packing, and under-packing. No, ladies (and some fellas too), we cannot take our entire wardrobe with us on a 4-day trip. However, there are methods to tackle the tedious task of packing and to be well prepared for travel. Take with you these 20 tips for traveling in style.
- Research the weather for your destination and any stops in between. If there is rain, you'll want to have rain boots and the proper attire on hand.
- Plan your outfits. What will you be wearing each day on the trip?
- Make a checklist of items to bring. Go over your list once finished packing.
- Use the "rolling method" for packing your clothes to make more space in your suitcase.
- Pack scented dryer sheets throughout your luggage for freshness.
- Use plastic bags for your shoes to avoid getting other items dirty.
- Pack a multi-functional nude bra for convenience with different outfits.
- Use a plastic zip-lock bag for packing phone chargers, computer chargers, auxiliary cords, and headphones. Use a twist-tie or rubber bands to keep the cords from getting tangled.
- Use a pill container or other flat device with compartments for packing your jewelry.
- Use plastic zip-lock bags for any items that have spill potential such as toner, lotion, moisturizer, etc.
- Pack shower shoes!
- Mark your luggage with your contact info (concealed) and a distinctive scarf or marking so that it may be easily identified.
- Wrap any fragile items and place them in your sneakers or other closed-toe shoes.
Don't Forget The...
- Bobby pins for hairstyle needs
- Safety pins for any wardrobe needs
- Blanket and a pillow with a fresh pillow case for any unexpected sleeping situations
- Extra plastic bags for storing any worn clothing or used towels, etc.
- Silk or satin head scarf to protect your hair during travel and sleep
- Lint brush to spruce up any outfit
- Extra undergarments for any unexpected overstay