Packing – What’s in my suitcase:)

I have been postponing the inevitable…the daunting task of packing.  I love traveling but I’m not a fan of all the work associated with it (e.g. booking plane tickets, hotel, car rentals, packing etc).   However, once I have packed my suitcases, I’m always pleasantly surprised with how seemingly easy it was.  When it comes to packing, I just love to procrastinate.  On average, every time we go on a trip my husband will ask me about 5 times, if I have packed yet.  My sheepish response is usually, “I know, I know, I’m on it!” As the deadline nears, and the days leading up to the trip approaches, I do begin to get nervous.  But for whatever reason unbeknownst to me, I prefer packing the night before.  I guess by then, I have no choice but to get my act together:)  I’m constantly reminded by my ever so organized husband that I need to stop with all the shenanigans and get it done already!

So this brings me to today!  The day before the trip! I hit snooze twice on my alarm clock and then I hear my husband’s voice in the distance. “Make sure you pack…seriously!  Trip is tomorrow!”  I rushed to work for a short meeting and rushed back to begin packing.  I had a slight headache and I was contemplating a short nap but in the end I decided I couldn’t put it off any longer.

So I did a load of laundry and I was ready!

I thought I’d share with you what I’ve packed.  These are items I usually can’t leave home without when travelling.  I’m still debating on whether or not I should check-in my luggage or only bring a carry-on.  So far I can fit everything into my carry-on with the exception of my shoes.  I’m not sure my husband will let me pack my shoes in his luggage:/

It would be nice to not have checked luggage so when we arrive, we can head straight to the rental car kiosk.

Organizing all of the items that will go into my suitcase

I cannot forget:

  • my purse/ wallet
  • my passport
  • print out of Flight tickets or Confirmation #

In my luggage I have:

  • my cell phone/charger (I have cute draw string bags and organizers to keep it all neat)
  • my iPod
  • my hair straightener & hair brush
  • sun screen
  • eyeglasses/ sunglasses
  • pink zippy purse for all my jewelry
  • Gravol/ Advil etc.
  • separate bag to store my dirty clothes
  • anti-bacterial wipes or gel
  • Q-Tips
  • ear plugs
  • reading material (magazine & book)
  • tweezers / nail clippers
  • small mirror
  • my makeup (naked palette, lipstick, lip balm, blush, eyeliner, mascara, face wash, face cream, foundation, press power etc.)
  • lotion
  • tooth brush/ tooth paste/ floss
  • dry shampoo
  • hair ties

The clothes I’ve packed for this four-day vacation include:

  • 2 light summer dresses
  • a pair of jeans
  • airy drawstring pants
  • a t-shirt & undershirt/ tank top
  • an off shoulder top
  • a romper (I might take out because it’s so hard to use the bathroom in it;)
  • a tunic
  • a pair of tights
  • a couple pairs of pjs
  • bathing suit
  • a formal dress for the wedding
  • 3 pairs of shoes (dressy shoes, flats/sandals, wedges)
  • undergarments for each day
I love a neatly packed suitcase. I get this from my mom. Her suitcase is always so neatly packed.  However, keeping it neat during the trip is the hard part;)

I’m notorious for over-packing…I think this time I did ok;)

Yikes…I hope I didn’t forget anything!  If I did, it’s not to late to post and tell me! Thanks!!

I’m finally ready to go!


5 thoughts on “Packing – What’s in my suitcase:)

  1. Very impressed with your packing skills! It looks so professionally done…like they would prep for a magazine photo shoot…! You managed to fit everything in one small suitcase? And the BIG suitcase is Wallace’s??
    What a great idea to have those illustrated drawstring bags!

    1. Thanks Lucy! No, I actually ended up checking in my large luggage. I had so much extra space. In hindsight, I should have packed sweaters!! I thought just incase I decide to purchase anything, it’ll be a good idea to have a large suitcase. 😊

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