Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or limit yourself to one trip a year— either way, we’re here to provide you with a whole new approach to planning and packing for your much-deserved getaway.
Find out how we ease the traveling process with the below-mentioned strategies:
- Packing Strategies:
- Take photos of all your outfits you plan to wear on your vacation. This will prevent over-packing and ultimately save space in your suitcase. You’ll also save time on your trip because you already have your outfits planned.
- Keep all your toiletry and makeup bags packed so you can just grab and go.
- Prevent clothing from wrinkling by rolling instead of folding.
- To consolidate space, pack small items like socks and underwear in extra purses and inside hats.
- Keep a travel-size steamer/Iron in your suitcase at all times so it’s already packed.
- Pack things you know you’ll wear later on your trip at the bottom and the items you’ll wear first on the top.
- Choose one color scheme—bring one pair of heels in that color and one pair of flats, then you can mix and match the outfits and use the same shoes every day and night.
- Bring neutrals and basics and then one patterned separate that you can wear with multiple basics.
- Keep your carry-on packed with a blanket, silk pillow, and in-flight essentials like vitamin C packets and immunity boosters.
- Pack a collapsible bag inside your larger luggage and use it to carry extra items you purchase on your trip.
- Packs clothes on one side of your suitcase and all shoes and bags in the other to stay organized.
- If you’re in a pinch and need to fit a ton of stuff in your suitcase for a move or an international trip, use a space bag. You can avoid using a vacuum and just sit on them to get all the air out.
- Wear your heaviest shoes to the airport or keep them in your rolling carry-on to avoid overweight charges.
- Always keep at least one outfit (and swimsuit, if you’re going to a beach location) in your carry-on in case your luggage gets lost (God forbid).
- Last but not least, never underestimate the power of creating a packing to-do list before your trip.
2. Make it a little easier on yourself when traveling with kids:
- Always let them pack their own travel bag for the plane. It’s so much easier now that they are a certain age because around 7 or 8 is when they know what is going to keep themselves entertained.
- Always pack healthy yet enjoyable snacks for the plane.
- Pack pajamas for a long flight, or in other cases always dress them in comfortable clothes.
- Since the plane can be super dehydrating, but making sure all your kids stay hydrated too can be a huge job. One trick – just have them drink water whenever you do. When they see you doing it, it’s easier to follow suit.
- Lots of water, and loads of nutrient-packed snacks such as cucumbers, apples, tangerines, yogurt, and Elemental Superfood bars to keep the kids healthy.
- Pack an extra change of clothes for each kid. I know it sounds annoying, but trust me—nothing is more annoying than a spontaneous vomiting episode on a plane, and then no change of clothes.
- Last but not least, bring a deck of cards, coloring books or activity books, and road trip games to help keep them entertained and help limit their time with electronics.
3. Ways to keep your skin healthy when traveling:
- Research the climate of where you are traveling to. If it’s going to be cold and dry you want to make sure to pack extra moisturizers and lip therapy so you can combat dry, chapped skin.
- If you are going somewhere hot and humid, it’s very likely your skin will become greasy and prone to a breakout. So ease up on heavy moisturizers and opt for light oil-free products instead.
- Bring disinfectant wipes on an airplane and wipe everything down the minute you get on the plane. Everything—the seat, the armrests, the TV screen, the tray, the window, and the seatbelt. Keeping your hands free of bacteria and germs will definitely help the skin on your face.”
- If you’re boarding an extensive flight, such as an international trip, I recommend washing your face mid-flight. Set a mental reminder to head to the restroom and cleanse your face and also reapply your moisturizer. You’ll feel so refreshed when you land and your skin will thank you for it.
There you go, we have spilled the secrets for you. Now you are all set for – Up, Up and away!