I have always hated packing. Weekend getaway, week-long trips, or moving homes? I hate it all. I always seem to overpack, and yet always forget things. You know who doesn’t help with any of the packing? My husband. In fact, I have to pack for both of us!
So, now that I’m packing for two, I’ve pulled together some useful tips to make it easier:
1. Pour a glass of wine (or any drink of choice) and put on some music.
2. Take notes! When usually when I’m in the middle of packing something comes to mind (like, a random necklace or not forgetting to pack the camera charger). Rather than walking away from what I’m already working on, i write it down and come back to it later. It also helps a lot for Toiletries or “extras” that I won’t pack until we are ready to leave.
3. Pack whole outfits – Try them on or lay them out to see the full look pulled together. Try to mix up pieces you can wear more than once to save some room! *I pack Dan first, he doesn’t try on anything and doesn’t care what i’m packing so it gets done really quickly!
4. Bring neutral shoes and be realistic. If you are gone for 3 days, you don’t need 5 pairs of shoes. (The struggle is real)
5.Toilettries – Target’s $1 goodies section is my go-to! I hate bringing regular size bottles of vacation, and i’m too lazy to fill my own little bottles. I grab a few from the mini-section at Target, and I also stock up on the ones they give out at the hotel (for future getaways!)
DONE! Officially on Vacay Mode! Hasta la Vista, Chimichanga!