Let's be real ladies, I really dislike packing for vacations.. & don't get me started with unpacking!
I just returned from Mexico and packing for my 3 day trip was easier than ever due to the following tricks. If you are subscribed to my Youtube channel then you have already seen this on my cruise vacation video last month. If you're not subscribed.. please do so here.
I sometimes have OCD when it comes to organizing and just finding things when I travel. This is specially the case if I'm traveling with my family. It's 100 times easier to know what to wear and when to wear it if everything is nice and organized. One of the things I do before a vacation is visit my local pharmacy and buy empty small containers. In these containers I put shampoo, lotions, night creams, cleansers, moisturizer, etc. I love doing this because I don't have to bring along the entire container of each product which can result in overweight luggage.
I also buy two size ziplock bags; sandwich size and one gallon size. The sandwich size is to put all my accessories according to each outfit. The one gallon bag is for carrying my outfits. This little trick makes it much easier not only to maximize my space but more importantly to stay organized. On each bag I like to write a few key words that will indicate what's in the bag (ex: Maxi White dress, Beach outfit, etc). If the accessories fit in the one gallon bag, I add them in there too. I like to squeeze all the air out of each bag before closing it. As for shoes, I find that packing the shoes first (at the bottom) makes more space in the luggage.
If traveling to a tropical destination you won't want to forget your fashionable hats. The best way to take hats is by carrying them in your hands or stuffing them with clothes to maintain the shape and putting them in your luggage. I only recommend doing this if you are checking-in a bag.
Speaking of bags, my absolute favorite luggage and the one I always travel with is my Lipault Original Plume Spinner carry on. I love it because I can basically fit my entire life in it and the luggage itself is very lightweight.
Well.. there you have it. A few little tips to make your life easier when traveling. Do you have tips you'd like to share? Let me know in the comment section below.