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.

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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
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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!!

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I’m finally ready to go!