Hi everyone! Welcome back to the blog! Spring Break is quickly approaching for High Schools and I’m so excited! Most colleges are out on break right now- I’m definitely jealous! My brother is a freshman so it’s nice to have him home for the week. At school, we are counting down the days until break, I’m just ready for the warm weather to finally be here! Lots of people are traveling for break so I knew I had to share some of my packing tips! Whether you’re road tripping, flying, or going somewhere local, I’ve got advice for you!
Only bring the essentials: Overpacking is the easiest thing to do when going on a trip. If you’re flying, you have a limit to how much you can bring. Even though with driving you could potentially have more space, you have to consider the other people’s things you’re traveling with. Try to only pack the essentials. Things you can style multiple ways will help you pack less! I like the 5 4 3 2 1 method, 5 tops, 4 bottoms, 3 accessories, 2 shoes, and 1 swimsuit. You can alter this for how many days worth of clothes you need, but it’s a great general tool to use.
Plan your outfits: Nothing is worse than showing up at your destination and not having the right clothes! Although the weather has proven to be unpredictable at times, I always check the forecast for my trip so I somewhat know what to expect. I also plan my outfits to what activity we’ll be doing that day. It’s no fun when you don’t have proper shoes on long walking days! By planning your outfits ahead of time, you’ll save time scrambling in the morning trying to find an outfit. You’ll be able to spend more time vacationing than worrying about what you’re going to wear.
Roll your clothes/use packing cubes: I always struggle finding a way to fit everything in my luggage. I’ve found that rolling your clothing saves lots of space. Plus by rolling you don’t get the same wrinkle as folding does. Packing Cubes are another great solution to fit everything better. I know lots of people swear by them! You can find them on Amazon here, just know they can get expensive.
Wrap your shoes: I can’t imagine traveling with dirty shoes open to all my clothing. To avoid a potential mess, I’ve found wrapping your shoes in walmart bags eliminates the problem! I’ve also seen those disposable shoe covers you wear at an Open House wrapped on the shoes for traveling. Make use of shoe space by placing objects in the shoes! It’s a great storage for any accessories and toiletries!
Carry-on favorites: When flying or road tripping, it can get pretty boring if it’s a long distance. I make sure I have plenty of things to keep me entertained for the duration of the trip. 1.) Snacks Snacks Snacks!! I’m always muchin’ on a little something, sour patch kids watermelons are my all-time travel favorite! 2.) Water Bottle, wherever I go I bring water and a trip is no different! If you’re flying, make sure it’s empty before security check, plus you’ll save money by bringing your own! 3.) Pre Downloaded shows, books, notebooks. I love catching up on everything when I’m traveling. Whether it’s the netflix show I’m currently watching, social media posts, etc! I also like to take the time to plan and brainstorm blog ideas as well!
When traveling carry-on, wear your heaviest clothing: If you can’t seem to lessen your load when traveling, wear your heaviest clothes on the flight! You’ll give yourself more space to pack other items and your baggage will meet the required weight! You can always take off layers during your flight but airplanes tend to be cold anyways.
Leave the hair tools at home: Hair tools take up so much space in your luggage and add extra weight! I personally love the natural hair look, whether you have curly or straight hair! I know when I’m on vacation I barely do anything special to my hair since it takes too much time and most places have a basic blow dryer if needed.
I hope you enjoyed today’s blog post and found it helpful! Happy (almost) Spring Break! Thanks so much for reading!