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Packing used to be one of the most stressful aspects of traveling for me. I’m aaaaalways anxious that I will forget something and, most importantly, I worry that I will never fit all the clothes I want into my suitcase ????

Through the years, I’ve assembled a personal go-to list of travel tips that has made packing a no-stress activity. And today, I’m sharing these tips with you! I’ve been traveling for work more frequently, and I figured if I am, you are also!

From weekend getaways to long vacations, these packing tips will rid the anxiety of having to pack for good:

Roll clothes instead of fold

It’s been proven that rolling clothes versus folding them saves a significant amount of space when packing. In addition to rolling, make sure to pack your clothes in Ziploc bags and release the air before sealing 🙂 (Make sure to keep those baggies in storage vs throwing them away for future use!)

Pack heavier items towards the wheels:

This makes the world of difference when traveling with a suitcase! Placing the heavier items at the bottom will create a stable balance to your bag which prevents it from tipping over.

Place shoes in plastic bags:

Your shoes are one of the dirtiest objects you own, more specifically, the bottoms. There are around 400,000 bacteria, e-coli and toxins hiding out in your soles. Protect your other clothes from these gross germs by sealing your shoes in a separate bag.

Pack items in shoes:

Every inch of space is necessary! I like to squeeze my socks in there.

Use 4-wheeled luggage:

This isn’t necessarily a packing tip, but if you’re in the market for a suitcase I recommend you investing in a 4-wheeler. It lets you comfortably & easily maneuver your luggage while in awkward spaces.

Bring extra plastic bags for liquids, wet clothes, and laundry

This is probably my favorite packing tip. If you’re traveling somewhere warm, make sure to have extra bags for wet clothes, liquids and laundry.

Put a locator Tile in your suitcase: 

Make sure to have a locator in all pieces of luggage you plan to travel with. These locators will ease your mind & let you know where your baggage is at all times. Tiles are especially good for people who are checking luggage!

Bring disinfectant wipes in your carry-on:

Did you know the tray table on the plane is one of the germiest places? Protect yourself by disinfecting it with wipes before setting any of your objects on top of it. And yes, I was doing this before the rona!


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xo, Chelsey

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Hi, I'm Chelsey

I’m an interior decorator, author, and “heirloom hunter”, discovering and returning lost family artifacts along my search for home accents. I'm also a dog mom, and very well aware there are some people who just follow me for him.

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