HACK THE PACK: 5 TIPS FOR PACKING LIKE A PRO

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Traveling, it’s the gift that keeps on giving! I’m headed to Hawaii this weekend and am so excited to create some awesome content I hope you’ll enjoy. I’ve never been to the big island and can’t wait to explore! Although I’m headed somewhere new, I feel so at ease knowing I can rely on my packing skills to make things a little easier. If you’re headed somewhere soon, take advantage of the tips below!


MAKE A LIST

If you're like me, you're probably very specific about the things you need in vacation, you may even be planning those things a week in advance. I absolutely hate forgetting things while traveling, so I'll often start a note in my phone and when things pop into my head I add it to the list. Consider creating a packing list to maximize your travel needs before you grab your suitcase. Trust me, i's a game-changer!


CHOOSE LUGGAGE WISELY

I think it goes without saying that airport bag handlers are kind of notorious for rough housing your luggage. If this video isn’t proof enough, you absolutely need to take the precautions to make sure your precious cargo isn’t damaged while traveling. Make sure you select a hard suitcase that is lightweight, easy to roll and is able to withstand some tough love from TSA.


ROLL YOUR CLOTHES

Rolling your clothes is one of the most well-known tips for packing a suitcase; because it’s easy and it totally works! Rolling clothes conserves space and reduces wrinkling. Try rolling your clothes based on how you might be taking them out of your suitcase to minimize the need to search around for things.


SAVE YOUR BIG ITEMS FOR THE PLANE

I aways have a separate plane outfit while I’m traveling. Planes can be cold and the perfect place to wear those bulkier items that may not fit into your suitcase. Take off that puffy jacket and use it as a blanket. Wear your heavier boots or chunky sneakers and save your lightweight flip flops for the suitcase. Not only will wearing your heavy items save space when packing, but it will also save you on baggage weight.


KEEP DIRTY CLOTHES SEPARATE

This is a tip I’ve only been using more recently, but it’s saved me so much! To keep your dirty clothes away from the fresh ones, pack a separate bag you can keep them in throughout the trip. The secondary bag can be a lightweight tote that takes up almost no room when empty! Bonus tip: Keep some dryer sheets in your luggage so on the way home, when all of the clothes are stuck together for the plane ride, you can open up your luggage to something a little more sweet smelling.


USE YOUR SHOES

Pack any extra loose items, like socks, inside of your shoes! Not only will it help keep their shape but it also saves a bit of room in your suitcase. They'll be safe and sound until you reach your destination!


Hope this helps! If you read this far, leave me a comments and tell me where your next destination is!

-C

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