Packing Hacks for the Chic Solopreneur


I'm the girl that packs three bags for an overnight/weekend trip. I need a bag for my clothes [I need options], a bag just for my shoes, and then a bag for cosmetics and such. I'm really working on getting away from this lifestyle. 


Remember when I told you organization was not part of my DNA?!? The driving factor behind my organization is I hate wasting my precious time. I know you feel me. Time looking for things that I forgot to pack. Time trying to stuff my entire closet into two suitcases. 

With the airlines checked baggage fees, that has shifted the amount of luggage that I pack. Why waste $50-$75 before I even start my glorious trip?!?

I want to share a few chic systems for packing to cut down on the amount of luggage you check.


3 chic tips to mastery:

  1. Use a hard case suitcase instead of soft [have them label your bag as FRAGILE -it will be on top of everyone else’s luggage and it will come out first at baggage claim.

  2. Roll your clothes up instead of folding. Use packing cubes to organize your clothes and it saves space.

  3. Pack two pairs of jeans in your carry on if you’re really tight on space and your favorite pair of shoes (covered with a plastic bag or shower cap to protect against the dirty bacteria on the bottom of your shoes.)

Here are my favorite traveling hacks:

Habits of a Quick Packer from [She provides massive value]

Huffington Post shares DIY packing hacks

14 Genius Space Saving Packing Hacks

Just as you plan your trip out, you want to plan the things that you want to take with you. This ensures that you have your favorite outfits, but you aren’t lugging around a million bags and wasting money on checked baggage because you’re indecisive on what to wear.

Make a decision boo!

Survey your hygiene and cosmetic items so you know what you have and what you need to go and get. Create a checkoff list, so you are thoroughly prepared. Laminate it and use a dry erase marker to check it off, then re-use it again and again. What a beautiful system?!?

Plan your traveling outfit. Ensure it’s comfortable and stylish at the same time. You never know who you may meet and see while exploring the world or just going to grandmas.