|It's a thing of beauty.|
I read a book about 10 years ago called "Smart Packing for Today's Traveler" that got me started on this road to Unbelievable Packing Cleverness. Since then, I've whittled it down to a science.
The suitcase I'm featuring here is a Samsonite Hardside Fiero 24-inch Spinner, but I can pack almost this much stuff in their hardside 20-inch spinner. After years of trying different types of suitcases, I am now utterly devoted to hardside luggage. It's feather-light, has more cavity space (Samsonite's suitcases are basically ALL cavity space,) and can stand up to being tossed, loaded, and stacked on flights like a pro.
However, my packing tips will work in softside luggage as well, so no worries if that is what you have.
First, Figure Out Your Travel Outfit
I also always take a cardigan or hoodie, even in summer. Something warm but not too bulky so I can stuff it in my carryon if need be.
First Layer in the Suitcase, Clothing Side
Second Layer, Clothing Side
(BTW, I probably wouldn't have room for the slippers and the back care stuff in my 20-inch spinner, but I have packed the yoga mat in it before.)
|Pants part 2|
|Rolled tees and tops, started|
When you finish, your rolled clothes will look something like this:
Now your clothes side should look like this:
|Pants folded over the rolled tees and tops|
Toiletries and Self-Care Items
|I need a lot of Self-Care stuff.|
So That's It
Now in case you're wondering what goes in my carryon bag (if you're nosy like me)--here is a hot insider's pic:
|I hate my driver's license photo. They have a new rule in Colorado that you can't smile. I'm not kidding.|
So there you go! Perfectly packed, à la Jayla.
|I'm basically Travel Barbie.|