Monday, March 23, 2015

How I Pack

As a follow up to my post on Friday about my review of the Lo & Sons OMG bag, I wanted to show you how I pack!

These pictures are from our trip to Boston last winter!
The first thing I do is plan my outfits according to my schedule & predicted weather.  This works a lot better on shorter trips when I can say that I'm most definitely going to wear each outfit planned. On longer trips, I generally try to plan outfits but just pack a handful of different tops, bottoms, and dresses that go together. 

My suitcase opens right down the middle, so I fill one half entirely with clothes, and then the other half contains my shoes, accessories (like extra scarves I'm not wearing on the plane, a small bag with my jewelry, and my hair straightener), underwear, bathing suit/s, and then the rest of my clothes that don't fit in the first half.  

Then I lay out everything I want to bring in my carry-on: Nap Sac, purse, liquids bag, camera gear, snacks, medicine, and itinerary papers.  I have been using a large Le Pliage Longchamp bag as a carry on.
Organize it into cases/piles...
Then organize it into my carry on bag so that the important items are on top and the lesser needed items like the camera gear are on the bottom.  
I don't have a packing list persay, but these are the things I always used to forget, or find so useful that I never forget.  Either way, here's the list:

Ibuprofen (I get horrible tension headaches on the regular)
Medicine (kind of important!!)
Chargers!!!!!!!  I've forgotten these way too many times...
Itinteray/Important papers!!!

How do you pack?  Meticulous planned, or fly by the seat of your pants?  I can't wait to try out a new carry on bag this week!!


  1. So organized! I've been on the hunt for a good sized luggage (not to big, 4 wheels). I love how yours opens up all the way!

    1. Tim and I both found good ones at TJ Maxx (or was it Ross?)! I've had it for a couple years and I'm still trying to decide if I like that it opens in the middle or not :)


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