Essential Tips for Travel Packing

Packing for a trip can be overwhelming. What should I bring, how do I pack this, can someone just do this for me??

We feel you. It’s not the most fun part of a vacation, but packing can be a breeze when you follow a few simple tips!

How to Pack Like a Travel Pro

Pack based on your plans. Think about what you’ll be doing on your trip – places you’re visiting, activities you’ve booked, events you’re attending – and what would be appropriate to wear. Make a list if you need to! Choose clothes and shoes that can be mixed and matched to prevent overpacking. We love to lay out clothing on the bed or floor to see how many outfits we can create!

Compartmentalize as much as you can. Cubes and zipper pouches – like these or these – keep clothing and shoes clean, organized, and easy to find (no sifting through a stack of clothes to find that one shirt!). You can also stuff smaller items like socks and underwear inside shoes to save space. Wrap jewelry with pieces of press-and-seal wrap to keep those items from getting tangled, and place them in a small pouch along with your toiletries. (And, if you’re looking for great travel-size containers, the Nalgene travel jars are Moxie Space-client-approved!)

Don’t forget about laundry. Bring a canvas tote, plastic bag or small laundry bag for packing dirty or wet clothes. Folding those clothes, rather than wadding them up, in the bag will help save space on your way home.

Do you have any tried-and-true packing tips? Share them in the comments!