In Other Words… Stationery, Travel, and All Else that Matters
I love to travel. I assume that most of you reading this post like to travel as well. So it’s established… we both like traveling.
Where I bet we differ is on the subject of packing. Most people dread this pre-trip task, while I truly enjoy it. I do not wait until the night before (or morning of) my trip to begin the packing process. I start thinking about packing about 2 weeks before I leave on a trip. Packing gets me pumped about traveling. Think about it … in order to pack you need to know what activities you will be doing. So prior to packing, I am doing a good amount of trip research.
This is what goes through my head while researching:
– I def want to go on a hike while on this trip. Oh! Check out the views overlooking the waterfall here! My Lulu crops and new tank MUST make it on this trek too.
– Omgosh a winery day. What will I be most comfortable in while frolicking through the vines? My white eyelet dress would look great! Welp, no. I will probably spill. Chambray it is.
Since you know that I am a Planner, it should not surprise you that I plan out my outfits in detail when going on vacation. Not only do I know what clothes I am going to wear, but I plan down to the accessories. I will try on all my outfits before packing them to make sure everything looks good and fits right. I will be most likely be Instagramming my vacay every day so I need good outfits. Duh.
I have a spreadsheet similar to this for every trip I take.
There are 2 HUGE perks to planning out outfits before vacations:
So you have your perfect outfits for every day of your vacation. What else do you need?
I always bring 1 trash bag on trips with me. It is used for packing my dirty clothes. I really do not even put my dirty clothes in the bag. Instead I fold all of my worn clothing and pack at the bottom of my luggage. Then I cover my dirty clothes with the trash bag and pack all my clean belongings on top. Easy!
Step 1: Roll dirty clothes up in the bottom of your luggage
Step 2: Cover clothes with a trash bag.
Step 3: Pack the rest of your luggage.
Travel Jewelry Case
I JUST purchased a Stella & Dot travel jewelry bag a few months ago, and now I have no idea how I lived without it. Kendra Scott also makes a beautiful jewelry organizer. I cannot tell you how many times my necklaces broke en route, or I lost earrings because I was just throwing my jewelry into a large bag. You will be shocked how much you save your jewelry by having a nice travel case for them. Also, it helps keeping your precious pieces from getting tangled.
And one final pic – an example of a perfectly packed Checked Bag … Suck on that weight restrictions!
With the holidays coming up I expect that most of you will be traveling to see friends and loved ones. I hope these tips help you out! Safe Travels!