Do you pack too much for your vacations?

luggageWe’ve said it many times before—— My Vacation Lady is the Queen of over packing.

I brought a stuffed to the brim 24″ suitcase for a 2 night cruise to no where.

How can you tell if you pack too much?

  1. You get slapped with an OVERWEIGHT baggage fee
  2. You pack for every What IF scenario
  3. You forget that there are stores that sell most of the things you MAY need, if you forget them
  4. You try to convince yourself that you really need work out clothes when you haven’t seen the inside of a gym in years
  5. You take too many gadgets

How can you cure your over packing habit?

  1. Set limits— like 2 pair of shoes
  2. Color coordinate– if you stick to one or 2 color schemes, you can mix and match and save valuable luggage space
  3. Use a smaller suitcase— you’ll be forced to cut down on what you bring
  4. Cut back on the size of your toiletries— did you realize that a contact lens case full of moisturizer can last for a couple of weeks?
  5. Be realistic- there are stores if you forgot something.

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About the Author:

Mindy Gilbert of My Vacation Lady has been helping clients, just like you, plan their dream vacations, cruises and honeymoons since 1994.