Leader of the Pack, our newest series of blog posts, is designed to teach people how to properly pack for any trip. I’ve read countless articles and blog posts about how to fit everything you need into one suitcase, and I’m always left disappointed. More often than not, these people are admitting to having to do laundry while on vacation (Boo!) or are misleading the whole idea of “one suitcase” when they put all toiletries into another carry bag.
I’m here to provide you with the truth- you actually can get everything you need into one suitcase, depending on the nature of your trip. Each trip will require it’s own specific needs, and the first mistake that people make when packing for a trip is to believe that a fancy packing tip or trick is going to solve their packing problems.
This series of posts will walk us through retraining yourself to pack for each specific trip, taking into account the unexpected twists and turns each trip might bring. It’s important to remember that what you pack is not nearly as important as how you pack it! You’ll quickly learn that the lessons on packing for a trip aren’t limited to your suitcase. Retraining how you approach your usage of three-dimensional space will change how you interact with the world around you. It will improve your cleaning, how you organize your home, how you pack for a move, how you park your car… you name it.
Let’s look at this intro series post as a syllabus, shall we? This way, our first post in the series can act as a hub for all of the individual tips and tricks to come over the next few weeks!
Leader of the Pack
Packing tips for vacations
- Rolling Your Clothing
- The Tetris Equivalent
- Choosing the Right Suitcase
- Packing Toiletries and Accessories
- Specialty Items- where to stick ’em
- Flying or Driving? Does it matter?
- 1 Suitcase, 2 People, 1 Week
We’re diving into your closets and raiding your panty drawer! I promise it’s for a good cause, though. No need to feel ashamed about that leopard thong bikini- we’re just gonna show you how best to pack all of your clothes.
Packing isn’t about what you pack, but how you pack it. This lesson will challenge you to rethink about how you view three-dimensional space, how you can use it to your best advantage and what types of items can most easily get the job done right the first time.
Packing successfully is entirely dependant on what type of suitcase you are using. You don’t have to run out and buy a new set, but you do need to utilize what you already have to it’s best potential.
Packing Toiletries and Accessories
We’d considered lumping this with the “Packing Clothing” lesson, but decided that it needed it’s own section. Why? Because how you pack these items should be universal, regardless of your destination. These are the items you will always have with you, every single time, and I’d be lying to you if I said they’ll always fit in a single suitcase with everything else. They won’t. Accept when they will. We’ll get to that shortly.
Specialty Items- where to stick ’em
Sometimes you’re going to end up with some strange things that simply must go into your suitcase. This post focuses on how to pack around even the most bizarre of items.
Flying or Driving? Does it matter?
Yes, yes it does! How you are getting to your destination will greatly affect how you pack your gear.
1 Suitcase, 2 People, 1 Week
Yes, you can get everything you need into one suitcase, and here’s how you can do it.
As new lessons are released, links will be added above. I hope you enjoy our newest series, Leader of the Pack!