how to pack for vacation

How to Pack for Vacation in 60 Seconds

Anything is possible in 2019.

By: Jodi Taylor

Packing is a bitch. There, we said it. Destination weather is unpredictable, it always feels irresponsible to pack any less than six pairs of shoes, certain pieces aren’t meant to be folded (seriously, what are you supposed to do with hats?), and let’s be real, nobody wants to shell out for overweight luggage fees. But weve learned a thing or two in our time in the sky. And, you know, almost missing our flight. Weve become so pro at it, it practically takes us a minute to get all of our stuff together. Just follow all our rules below.

 

*Always* Have an Extra Set of Toiletries On Hand

This may be the best travel hack ever. Instead of taking from your daily rotation of products, have a travel-specific toiletry bag packed with duplicates of all of your favorite products, so you can simply toss it in your bag when it’s time to jet. We recommend travel-sized, TSA-friendly products so that you don’t get your favorite products taken away when you opt for a carry-on.

 

Packing Cubes

Meet the holy grail of organization accessories: the packing cube. Itll help you know exactly where things are in your bag, keeps your shoes away from your silks, and doesnt require strategic folding techniques. Just throw it all in, and zip em up.

 

Pack In Outfits

Lay your outfits out by day and event, and make a point to include as many of your staples as possible. That favorite white tee of yours and your go-to denim are perfect pieces to take you from morning to night. Not only does it make getting ready on your trip a breeze, but youll actually wear everything youve packed. Maybe youll even have some leftover space for some souvenirs.

 

Grab Your Largest Duffle or Suitcase

Sometimes theres just no point in trying to squeeze everything into a carry-on. Just go with your biggest suitcase, and throw in your favorite items folded just as they were in your closet.

 

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