Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Packing Light

I have been neglecting my blog a bit, so it is time to catch up. I will start with a quick post about our recent trip to visit family in Indiana and Ohio. We only used carry-on luggage for this 10 day trip. We were staying with family, so we had access to washers and dryers. The grandparents also had books and toys to entertain the 5-year-old. In addition, we borrowed some clothes to wear to a wedding. (Thank you Mom and Dad!)

Still, it was not easy to pack in just backpacks and my tote bag. I read some helpful posts online to get started:

The Art of Simple Travel

The Minimalists

Be More with Less

I did manage to squeeze in a few craft supplies to make a card for my cousin on the trip. (I may have strategically sent my mom a paper trimmer to help with this...) I packed precut card stock, 2 ink pads, a few stamps with an acrylic block, twine and a glue stick.

The real challenge will be only using carry-on luggage for winter travel. Challenge accepted! Do you have any packing tips to share?


Susanne said...

Great card. And I will look into some of those sites - I feel like I am very ineffective at packing for trips.

Stephanie Medley-Rath said...

I've become better at packing in an effort to avoid baggage fees. I mostly wear my Travex clothes from Eddie Bauer. They are bit spendy, but I wait for sale. They mostly mix and match and take up no room in my suitcase. Plus, they can be casual or professional (because my travel involves both). I know I still bring too much, so I'm looking forward to reading your links on minimalist travel.

Sara said...

I will have to check out the Eddie Bauer clothes. I will need a couple of good travel pieces for the winter.