organizational packing tips.

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I can't believe we leave for San Diego tomorrow! That came so fast! We are more than ready for some sunshine and much-needed adult time {Tayler is staying with Nana for the weekend}. Packing for a weekend away is never easy for me as I tend to pack everything, but the kitchen sink, but I never bring a big suitcase with me so I have to get creative in order to make things fit and stay organized.

Here are a few tips for staying organized and efficient when packing for a long weekend: 

  • Before you start packing, bring stuff out of your closet and make piles of things you know for sure you want to bring, and hang these you want to try on to create outfits for each day.
  • Invest in a compact hardshell roller bag - I like the hardshell rollers because you don't have to second guess yourself when putting it in the overhead as the shape never changes to matter how much you have in there.
  • Roll your clothes - This seriously saves SO MUCH SPACE and it also keeps your clothes from wrinkling {well as long as you unpack them as soon as you get to the hotel}. 
  • Use clear pouches for your toiletries, cosmetics and small things like hair ties, lipsticks, etc. These will help you to pack only what you really need and it will make it easier to find something so you're not digging through a black hole. 
  • Bring a tote bag to fit under your seat - you will be surprised how much you can fit in there! I typically like to keep my liquids and things that have to come out during security so you aren't digging through your luggage and messing up all your organized clothes! 
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 I love roller bags that have a zipper compartment to keep shoes and things in {I don't like my dirty shoes near my clothes}

I love roller bags that have a zipper compartment to keep shoes and things in {I don't like my dirty shoes near my clothes}

SHOP CLOTHES

xo // J E N N A