I am so excited because I’m off to a tropical paradise today. The Caribbean is calling me, and I am going with my bags packed and ready this morning. Underneath all the excitement, I always find myself stressed with packing. As much as I like outfit pairing, I hate having to decide what to wear for days in advanced. With all the stress packing can bring, it ends up becoming a cluttered mess most of the time. I have my own little way of keeping the packing process an organized one.
What do I do? Basically, I take it a day at a time…for packing that is! Planning my outfits is a perfect example.
For instance, an outfit for Saturday…
For another day…and etc.
I also have a special way I like to pack my statement necklaces. I have a fear that while on the plane, they will break or a stone will fall out. This is the way I pack them…in layers and in pouches! This will prevent them from becoming tangled or damaged.
After I get my outfits for each day straightened out, and the accessories all in order, I move on to swimwear. I match up a pair of sunnies for each and pack them along.
With a day spent on the beach or by the pool in mind, I go ahead and pack my beach necessities. I always take a good read (my current read is Girls In White Dresses…LOVE it!), earbuds, and a wristlet to protect my phone.
One last little thing, I say travel size everything is the way to go. If you can find your hair products, shampoos, conditioners, deodorant, etc. in small, travel size bottles that meet the requirements for flying, go with it! The amount of room it will save you makes the world of a difference. Anyway, I love anything miniature.
What are some of your packing secrets?