Packing for a trip can be a daunting task. In all honesty it’s probably my least favorite part of a trip. Between your clothes, makeup, toiletries, and hair products, even packing for a quick weekend trip can turn into a huge project! Throw a couple kids in the mix and you will definitely need a vacation after (as if you didn’t before 😉
With all our traveling this summer I’ve picked up a couple tips to making the packing (and unpacking) process a little easier.
- There’s nothing better than putting on a freshly cleaned clothes, but it’s not always an option when you are on the road. Keep your clothes feeling and smelling fresh by throwing a couple dryer sheets at the base of your luggage.
- Travel tight. Make the most of your space by rolling your clothes instead of folding them. It saves a ton of room!
- Roll your underwear and socks and tuck them inside of shoes and hats for extra room.
- Keep your jewelry from getting tangled by stringing your necklaces through a straw.
- Buy your own travel-sized containers and fill with your favorite products. I love the Nexxus Emergencee shampoo and conditioner set for my hair so it’s a must when traveling. Enriched with Elastin Protein and Marine Collagen it has really helped my dry hair! (Tip: Save by buying travel-size containers from a superstore or grocery store. I picked these up for a $1 they are five times more expensive at a department store)
- Some products I can’t transfer to travel sizes like my favorite frizz protectant spray (it’s a staple especially when I’m headed to humid climates and trying to curl my hair) so make sure and secure those inside a ziplock bag even if it has a lid. I had a lid pop off a hair product once a ruin a bunch of my clothes
- Leave a little extra room- Don’t fill your travel sized containersto the top. Leave a little room for air. When your 10,000 feet up the pressure expands and can cause your toiletries to explode if they are over filled.
- Take extra precaution to keep your liquids from leaking by sticking a piece of saran wrap between the lid and bottle. The change in altitude while traveling can wreak some serious havoc on your liquids. I also stick them in a plastic zip lock bag after to be extra safe.
- Protect your powders (eye-shadows, blush, bronzers, etc.) from a rough ride by packing a cotton pad in the palette before closing and packing away. Always pack your beauty products in the middle of your suitcase for the most cushion.
- Store your bobby pins in an empty Tic –Tac container so they aren’t floating all over your makeup bag or purse.
- Keep all your travel cosmetic staples in a prepackaged bag so anytime your traveling you have your favorite items ready to go to save a few minutes on packing.