Can you believe it? Just a week away from Christmas! Are you traveling for the holidays? One of the biggest questions I receive is how I effectively pack for all my trips, so today in partnership with Delsey, I’m sharing my holiday packing tips.
Whether you’re taking to the road or traveling via airplane, the busy travel holiday can be stressful. I personally try to alleviate the stress by thinking about my packing list early and trying to tackle it before it becomes overly procrastinated. I used to be a huge procrastinator when it came to packing, but now I like to try and start my packing at least 1-2 days before I leave. Find some more of my holiday packing tips below.
Invest in a lightweight spinner suitcase
I’ve become a huge fan of spinner suitcases ever since I traveled abroad to France in college. It was so easy to trek through the airports and train stations with my suitcase by my side, on four wheels, as opposed to behind me. I love my Delsey 25″ spinner suitcase, because it’s big enough for lengthy travel, but not too big where I’m going to have an overweight bag. It’s also really lightweight which also helps with the weight issue. Because I’m traveling so much these days, I’ve decided to stick with sleek-looking luggage that I can easily spot when it comes off the luggage carousel, too.
Be strategic with what you pack & what you wear to travel
During the holidays, especially winter, I try to wear my coat, jeans and boots while traveling; usually the heaviest items in my suitcase. I know a lot of people that usually wear leggings and running shoes on flights, but I’ve always dressed up to fly, ever since I was a little girl. I personally don’t mind wearing jeans while I fly, and actually think they’re comfortable to fly in. Plus, I’m always cold on flights, so wearing my heavier and warmer clothes works in my favor.
Keep a toiletry kit stocked and ready for each trip
If you haven’t already noticed, I travel quite a bit. With that being said, I keep a toiletry kit packed at all times and under my sink when I’m not using it. I know what I have in it and don’t need to be worried that I left something important behind. If I run out of toothpaste or need a new toothbrush, I always replace it right after I return home from my trip and before I put the kit back under the sink. That way, I keep myself accountable and don’t put myself in a pickle on my next trip.
Be mindful of what you check and what you carry-on
During the holidays, I’m extra careful of what I pack to check and what I pack to carry-on my flights. The holiday travel season is always a hectic one and the chances that your bag may not make a connection flight or get lost, rise significantly. Of course, it’s such an inconvenience, but being mindful of what you check and what you carry-on can help out in this situation. During Christmas travel, I always bring along a carry-on spinner suitcase, like my carry-on Delsey, with all my valuables and important gifts. This includes my jewelry, miscellaneous chargers, makeup, an extra change of clothes, some pajamas, socks and undergarments. Pretty much anything I can’t live without or has some significant monetary value. Trust me, carrying along an extra outfit seems annoying, but it could really be a saving grace if your baggage gets lost during holiday travel!
Do you have any holiday travel tips that you live by? Would love to hear and of your tips or tricks! Let me know in the comments below.