For those of you who know My Vacation Lady, my pseudo name is the “queen of over packing”.  Yes, I do have a reputation for packing way too much and bringing home 1/2 a suitcase full of clean clothes.  I am always on the look out for new tips on how to pack efficiently and I came across this video.  

It is, of course, a man telling you how to pack and if you look at what he packed for a week to 10 days, you’ll notice that he had 3 pair of pants and maybe 5 shirts in the suitcase.  He took 1 pair of shoes.  What woman packs like that for a week to 10 days?  He also packed no toiletries- no make up- nothing.  He does bring up a couple of good points- so it is worth watching the 3 minute video

  • get a good suitcase that allows you to pack in the lid
  • use all the space around the middle bar in the bottom of the suitcase (so don’t lay pants across it- pack around it.
  • put underwear, etc into zip lock bags and squeeze all the air out
  • wrap belts around the outside of the clothes- rolling it takes up too much room
  • stuff shoes with “stuff”

What’s your best packing tip?

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