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 and 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 (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.
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