Style & Beauty

How To Pack

April 23, 2017

Some people hate packing for a trip, but I actually kind of love it. The key to packing success is to prepare EARLY – leaving it until the last minute will ultimately result in over-packing a lot of stress.

As someone who once spent a year living out of a suitcase, I’ve picked up some packing knowledge and now try to keep my luggage as minimal as possible. You can easily pack for a trip that is 7 days long or less in a carry on sized suitcase. No excuses.

I’ll be kicking off a packing list series that is city specific soon, but read on for my general packing tips.

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Emily’s Eyes

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Design

I’m Not Moving

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Food

Recipe Box: Slow Cooker Asian Beef

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Food

Trader Joe’s Favorites

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Love & Life

Sustainability, Simply

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Love & Life

New Year’s Intentions

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Love & Life

Gifts That Give Back

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With all of the general hullaballoo that surrounds the holiday season, perhaps the most stressful element is thinking of the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Instead of going the usual route of running to…