Vacation Packing Tips

Vacation Packing Tips

It's vacation time and many of my clients often have a great formula for business travel packing but find packing for their holiday travel overwhelming. Those bulky garment bags are great for suits and business wear but not ideal for your vacation. 
Knowing what to bring, how to pack it and what to leave at home are key to making your vacation a fun and fashionable experience.
If packing is a stressful experience for you, I can provide you with expert assistance on how to keep it simple and fashionable.


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1. Roll don't fold. Rolled clothes are easier to see, wrinkle less and you won't have to empty your bag to get out a t shirt.

2. 
Toiletries should be packaged in ziploc bags with the tops tightly on. Travel sizes only for your carry ons.

3. 
Make a list of the essentials, and stick to it. Most people bring too much. Layer dressing and bringing a supply of neutrals that work well with each other piece is a great strategy. Bring in that pop of color with your accessories. Also, this is the time to have GREAT sunglasses. 



4. The RIGHT HANDBAG can go from day to night. A fabulous shopper-style bag or a leather back pack can carry a day's worth of supplies and double as a beach bag.



5. 
Know your airline's baggage policy. Airlines vary greatly in what they allow and have extra charges for.

6. 
Don't over pack your bags. leave room for vacation shopping, and those great items you find when you're out and about exploring!

7. What not to packEvery little bit of space helps. Start with your handbag. Clean all those old grocery store receipts out of your wallet, swap your pile of paperbacks for an e-reader and forget about those "just in case" items you could easily buy in your destination.

8. Bring your passport or enhanced ID. Even if you think you may not need it, sometimes that opportunity  presents itself to take a side trip to Canada, Bimini or another exciting adventure, so it's good to be prepared.

9. Don't Pack More Than One Guidebook. Thanks to the internet, phones and tablets are sending guidebooks into extinction. Still, some of us are still addicted to these little gems of information. Do you really need a whole stack of them? One comprehensive guidebook should do the trick, especially if it focuses on off-the-beaten track information abut your destination. 

10. Think twice before bringing expensive watches or jewelry.  Tourists are often targets. You can look stylish and fashionable without them. Don't let a stolen piece of jewelry ruin your vacation.
 

"Judy has helped me pack for multiple trips including a 3 week African safari with just a carry on! She works with me to organize my clothes, accessories and jewelry; I am always well dressed and unstressed when I am on my trip!  Whenever I am planning a trip, I will always call Judy to help me out!"
Diane | Tiburon

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