Vacation Packing Hacks

As most of you know, Hudson and I are leaving on a jet plane for Spring Break. I don’t travel often, but when I do, I use these packing hacks to help me pack more, while using less space. The two of us are sharing a suit case for a 10 day holiday. Here’s how I do it...

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Tip #1: Roll your clothes when you pack them in your suit case

  • huge space saver 
  • helps prevent wrinkling from folding 
  • clothes are more visible, so you won’t have to “dig” for items
 Hudson’s stuff takes up 1/3 of the suit case and the rest is for me!

Hudson’s stuff takes up 1/3 of the suit case and the rest is for me!

 

Tip #2: Use zip-lock bags for liquids

  • if liquids leak, they won’t destroy your clothes in your suit case 
  • pack them flat to save room
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Tip #3: Organizer inserts for liquids and other toiletries

  • keep your bathroom supplies separate from your clothes
  • when you arrive at your destination, simply remove the inset and place in bathroom
  • your shoes can go upside down and on top of these items 
 Organizer insert is from ikea, but you could also use a narrow shoe box.

Organizer insert is from ikea, but you could also use a narrow shoe box.

 

Tip #4: Pack multi-functional staple items

  • pack clothing items that you can re-wear and reuse for multiple outfits (ie a black sweater that you can wear with many outfits or when it cools down at night)
  • pack only one pair of shoes per “occasion” (i.e. 1 pair of flip flops, 1 pair of sneakers, 1 pair of nice shoes for dinner, etc)
 No surprise here, but most of our clothes are monochrome and neutrals so we can reuse items with multiple outfits. 

No surprise here, but most of our clothes are monochrome and neutrals so we can reuse items with multiple outfits. 

 

Tip #5: Wear bulky items on the plane

  • wear your hat, sweater, sneakers, etc to save room in your suit case 
  • place these items under the seat in front of you, or in the overhead compartment 
 Some of the things we will be wearing/carrying on the plane. A backpack like this counts as a purse, so you could also carry on a bag. 

Some of the things we will be wearing/carrying on the plane. A backpack like this counts as a purse, so you could also carry on a bag. 

 

Tip #6: Travel with a backpack, rather than a purse

  • be hands free
  • store everything you need for you and your kids
  • can fit things like water bottles, toys, activities, electronics, books, snacks, and other essentials
 Vegan leather backpack is from  Colab . 

Vegan leather backpack is from Colab

I hope that you find these tips helpful. 

Happy travelling! 

Sass xo