How to be an Organized Traveler

Picture this: you are about to leave for a highly anticipated (and much needed) vacation. You have picked out the perfect hotel, all the places you want to eat, and the most Instagram-worthy photo op. The only thing you haven’t done? PACK FOR SAID TRIP. Packing can be daunting, especially if you want to pack efficiently and in an organized fashion.

Lucky for you, we’ve come up with a few tips for making your next getaway go off without a hitch!

-Check out the weather, and plan accordingly. If you have to bring a heavy sweater, or other bulky items, try wearing them on the plane or in the car. That way, you aren’t taking up precious space in your bag.

-Stick with a color palette. Choose a neutral (black, white or denim) for your bottoms, and pack tops that coordinate with these colors. Better yet, go monochromatic for a few days during your vacation. It’s chic, effortless, and allows you to play with accessories like scarves and jewelry.

-Roll it up! Rolling your clothes is a great way to maximize space. Several companies offer packing cubes, which is also helpful. You can roll each item, and place inside the cube. This helps your garments stay wrinkle free and organized.

-Keep shoes to a minimum. Shoes take up a lot of space, and you can almost always get away with packing three pair of shoes, regardless of how long you are away. My personal favorites are: a tennis shoe (find one that you can workout in as well as throw on for sightseeing), a dressy open toe wedge or heel, and a ballet flat in a neutral color.

How easy is this? Packing should be the least of your concerns! Vacations are meant to be fun, not stressful. Stick with these hints and enjoy your next adventure!

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