Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Packing Light

What a dilemma that is for so many of us! These days with all the traveling restrictions and extra charges for suitcases we have no choice but to slim down out suitcases and pack smartly.

One of the first things to consider is your toiletries. The small sizes {about 3oz each} can last you between 2 and 4 days, so depending on how many days you're traveling consider on bringing them with you. If you don't bring them {this is usually what I do} think about buying them when you get to your destination as they are usually priced between $1 to $2.99... checking a suitcase can cost up to $80 extra for the trip {click HERE for  charges}.

Lay out in front of you all the clothes you're planning to take, this way you can have a better idea of what you really need for the trip and avoid taking duplicates of things or things you just don't need.

I am one of those who rolls her clothes and have to admit it's proven to be the best way to pack because you can create better layers of clothes and you can fill the whole much better. Another thing is that I always pack the heaviest stuff {like shoes and makeup bag} on what will be the bottom of the suitcase when standing or the wheels side... this way they will stay at the bottom and not crush anything.

Make sure to check the weather forecast of the place you're visiting, this way you take the necessary items and avoid having to buy anything extra... this will help you when choosing your makeup, accessories and shoes. Also, plan around a color palette that will match the weather and your surroundings perfectly, and for sure this will help you decide the basics and key pieces for your travel wardrobe.

Have a great day!!!