Sunday, July 8, 2012

Travel Organizations

As I told you all before I love to organize and one of my most favorite things to organize is my luggage. I am going to share with you some of my favorite packing tips here.

Packing Luggage

Packing cubes

A well packed luggage means you can take more in less space.  Now a days checking one bags comes with baggage fees.  Checked bags fees have gotten way out of hand.   So I try to pack efficiently. Having less bags means less hassle too.  I love to pack and over the years I have put in place many packing systems.  I am always looking for ways to pack more in less space.

In my quest to pack more in less space I have fell in love with a packing system from the Container store called Eagle Creek.  They have several pieces to their system.  I absolutely love the Eagle Creek Pack-It Folders.  They keep my clothes wrinkle-free, plus I'm able to pack more with this system. Each Pack-it Folder comes with a special lightweight board that helps you fold your clothes so they can fit into the folders.  I have been using these for a while now and I will not go back to my old system.
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What I love about these packing cubes is that they make my life easier.  All I have to do is pack these cubes up and once I reach my destination I just have to take them out of my luggage and pop them into the hotel drawers.  No unpacking needed. (Chorus of Angels inserted here).  I have found that since I started using these I am able to pack a week worth of clothes in a small carry-on bag.  That means less hassles at the air port which who wouldn't love that.

Zip-lock Baggies

Now I know these little babies are kind of expensive (but truly worth their weight in gold) so if you can't purchase these for your packing there are alternatives.  Prior to finding these cubes I used to pack using zip-lock bags.   Yes zip-lock bags!   

Zip-lock bags are useful if you have small children.  I used to pack a whole outfit in a quart size bag for my young child.  I would be able to put a shirt, shorts, underwear and socks in one bag squeezed out the air and pack the zip-lock bags into my luggage.  Using them saved on space and also made it easy for my child to pick out there own clothes while we were away.

I also used zip-lock bags to organize electronics that I took with me on trips.  This helps when you have more than one cell phone charger or DS games.  You can put it in a bag and lable them for each member of your family.

Rolling Clothes

When packing cubes and zip-lock bags aren't an option.  Then try rolling your clothes.  If done right you can get to your destination with wrinkle free clothes.   I usually fold a t-shirt in half then fold in the arms of the shirt then start rolling. What I don't like about these system is that  you are not always guaranteed that your clothing will come out wrinkle-free.

I hope you find these tips helpful.

I'm still here!

Sorry for the long break, but it was a much needed break.  Lots going on around here.   With the kids off school and family issues I've had a hard time concentrating on my blog.  Things look like they are slowing down and I miss blogging.   I have decided to branch out into different areas besides crafting with my blog and I hope that you will continue to visit me here.

Thanks for understanding and stay tuned for new post soon.