Minimalist Packing Tips & Essentials

Tips & Essentials

Hardshell Carry-On Size Suit Case

Whether you plan to carry on or check in a bag, I highly recommend a hardcover suitcase! I personally prefer to carry on my bags so as to avoid waiting in the huge check-in bag line and then waiting again once you get off the plain to get your bag (and then the occasional “lost bag” scenario lol).

Whatever your personal preference is, hard-shell suitcases are the way to go. They keep your things safe from risk of being broken throughout your trip and they are super spacious!

Organizing Packing Cubes

I absolutely love my packing cubes. This helps keep your outfits/ shoes/ accessories separated and organized in your suitcase, and also helps save space too!

Packing cubes also make for an easier unpacking experience, so you don’t have to search through your whole suitcase to look for one thing. Instead, you can grab your cube and find exactly what you’re looking for.

TSA-Approved Reusable Quart Size Cosmetic Bag & 3 oz Containers

This goes hand in hand with reducing your waste while traveling. Instead of buying “travel size” toiletries, just fill it up with your own cosmetics and go!

RFID Blocking Passport Wallet

Even if you’re not traveling internationally, having a good RFID blocking wallet is a must-have for traveling. It helps prevent against identity theft and these wallets are the perfect size for your travelling needs to fit your itinerary, cell phone, etc.

Worldwide Adapter (International Travel)

If you’re traveling state-side, you don’t need this. If you are going out of the country however, having an electrical outlet adapter is essential! Understanding your converter and adapter needs is also crucial - I fried my flat iron whilst abroad because I did not use my adapter properly. There goes $150… LOL.

Don’t fry your flat iron like me.

Reusable Cooling Eye Pads (Jet-Lag and Tired Eyes)

Reusable cooling eye pads are a nice alternative to eye gels and creams which are wasteful and quickly fill up your cosmetic bag. Instead, having some reusable cooling eye pads that you can stick in the fridge (about 30 minutes) and cover your eyes with is a really soothing and luxurious way to de-puff your tired eyes!

Pack a Capsule Wardrobe using the Cladwell App

I’ve been planning my outfits for over a year using the Cladwell app and they just announced that for a limited-time only, they will be giving away FREE memberships for LIFE.

If you ever wanted to try it out, now is the time!

What are your must-have items when you’re packing light?

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