At this point I would consider myself a professional packer and traveler. I have been through all the scenarios and travel nightmares and have definitely learned a couple things along the way. With Fashion Month right around the corner, I am already planning ahead. So, I thought I would share some basic but essential tips that I find the most useful when traveling.
1. Invest in a Quality Carry-On Bag
I cannot stress this enough. You will be dragging your carry-on around everywhere so it is crucial that you have one that is easy to use and move around, that is durable and while you’re at it, stylish and cute because why not? My newest travel companion is this 22-inch carry-on from TRIPS Luggage, exclusively found at Macy’s. It’s the perfect size and great quality! The outer shell is virtually indestructible and the wheels are silent and smooth. My favorite part is that that the luggage comes with an ejectable rechargeable battery which makes my life so much easier!! How amazing is that! No more looking for an outlet while you are waiting at the airport! You can find this suitcase exclusively at Macy’s! P.S: from Jan.30-Feb18 use promo code HOME to get 15% off select luggage at Macy’s Big Home Sale, including this TRIPS Luggage!
2. Use Packing Aids
First of all, you need to start rolling your clothes instead of folding or laying flat. It actually will save more space and keep your clothes from getting too wrinkled. Another thing you can do is to then place them in vacuum compression bags which will leave you with even more space!
3. Keep Your Clothes Fresh
A little easy and super helpful hack you might not really think of is to put a small bag of potpourri or fabric conditioner sheets in your suitcase to keep your clothes smelling fresh, especially on those long trips!
4. Use your Personal Item Wisely
If you are like me, you might not be very good at “packing light” or you might just like to bring a lot of things with you on the plane. So, don’t bring that small cute bag you like on board the plane. Buy a good sized tote bag to bring on as your personal item and take advantage of the extra space!
5. Fill Dead Space
When packing, take your time and make sure you are filling every nook and cranny. Don’t leave any dead space. Roll belts, socks or other small things inside your shoes or stuff the corners and other places with those small things that take up space!
6. Plan for the Worst
I always make sure to pack my valuables and at least one whole outfit in my carry-on. I have had my suitcase arrive late and there is nothing worse than arriving to a new city after a long trip with no clean clothes and all your valuables who knows where!
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