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The art of packing

Posted in Life
by Emma Elwin on 22 September, 2015

Emma Elwin shares her tips on how to pack smart for traveling.

The following week I will be living out of my suitcase due to some work we arre having done at the apartment. I must say I prefer to travel light, I want to have as small a suitcase as possible. To make this happen I have a few tricks up my sleeve that make it easier to decide what comes and what goes.

The first thing I do is to think about what scenarios I will find myself in and what clothes will suit these occasions.

The second thing is to lay all the clothes on the bed. This way you get a good overview of what goes together, which colors that match (or mismatch, which ever way you prefer it), etc. You can easily see if you need more tops or bottoms. Also pay attention so that the shoes you bring go with all the different outfits.

I’m not a big fan of accessorizing, it’s a weakness of mine. But for traveling I find that a scarf gives an already used outfit a new life.


8 Comments

Kristanna: Your answer was just what I neddee. It's made my day!
November 26, 2016

Becky Padgett: Amazing tips! I have a tendency to throw the entirety of my wardrobe in a cabin bag 😂
October 13, 2015

Ellie: YES! Since I started packing outfits instead of random clothing items that do not match in the end, I saved a lot of time, nerves and space :)
October 13, 2015

Frieda: totally agree with this post!! :)
October 13, 2015

julia dance: Clear and helpful. I recently found myself over packing for a weekend. Note to self, coordinate more, take less. Thank you for good advice.
October 13, 2015

julia dance: Great info, clear and sensible. I recently found myself over Recently packing for a weekend. Lesson to self, coordinate more, take less.
October 13, 2015

Zane: Wire hangers ruin the clothes! Don't use them. :)
October 13, 2015

jenaly: I agree, I am the same!! www.inmydreams.ca/
September 23, 2015

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