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Since I’m headed to Haven (blogging conference) in Atlanta I thought I’d share a few of my packing tips. I try to pack pretty light but this time was a little harder. Since I will be staying in Atlanta and spending a few extra days with my family, I had to pack for basically 2 different vacations. As you can see, I roll my clothes in the bag. It saves on space and keeps them looking good and without creases.

Tip #1 – has to do with outfits, bring one bottom for 2 tops. It saves on space and gives you more options. Normally I would fit everything into a carry-on and not have to pay for checked baggage, but not for 8 days and 2 different events.

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Tip #2 – Save the bags your sheet sets come in and use them for shoe bags. It protects your clothing from dirty shoes and they’re easy to toss in the washer after your trip. You can even dress them up by adding a bit of fabric like I did.

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Tip #3 – Pick out the pieces of jewelry you will wear with each outfit and place them in snack size baggies. Label them so you know which outfit they go with. It saves a ton of time trying to decide how to accessorize your outfits while on vacation.

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I place them in a make-up bag to keep themĀ  all together and safe.

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Tip #4 – Keep a toiletry bag stocked and ready to go. I re-evaluate my bag after each vacation and add new items as needed.

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Tip #5 – Carry medications with you. I carry medications in my carry-on or purse just in case my checked baggage is lost or delayed.

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Tip #6 – Bring non-electronic reading material. It’s a great way to catch up on your favorite magazines or book that you haven’t had time to read at home.

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Tip #7 – I love this insert bag by Grace Adele. I keep it in my purse and when I go through airport security I just have to quickly pull it out and stick it in the tub to go through the x-ray machine. It’s quick and easy. It also prevents my purse from accidental spills.

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Tip #8 – Airplanes are not comfortable to sleep on but traveling through the night calls for a little comfort. I bring a little pillow and a light sweater. Have a bag big enough to slip the pillow and sweater into.

I hope these tips help you in your travels. Share one of your favorite travel tips?

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Elena August 1, 2013 at 7:30 am

Love the packing tips especially the jewelry one. Oh and bringing magazines on the plane. That’s possibly my favorite part of getting on a plane. Thanks!

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings August 1, 2013 at 8:51 am

Have so much fun friend! I love the idea of labeling the jewelry for the clothes before you go brilliant

Kristen Campbell August 3, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Fantastic tips! Thank you!!!

Kristen from The Road to Domestication
http://www.theroadtodomestication.com

Rosario August 3, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Wonderful post! Thank you for all the great tips.

Judy October 20, 2013 at 9:50 am

Love the shoe bag idea I just bought some specific bags online for this wish I had seen this earlier but will use this for my kids suitcases and their stinky shoes

thank you
Judy

WendysHat July 16, 2014 at 10:42 pm

Great tips! How fun!

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