A couple of weekends ago we went on a trip to Nevada City, and I decided that packing light was the way to go. As I mentioned before in a previous post, I tend to pack a lot, especially when we drive. There’s some conversation in my head that goes like this: “I don’t need to pack much. What’s the point? We are just going to Nevada City. It’s super casual there.” “That’s silly, we are driving, I can park whatever I want. There’s no maximum liquid allowance or weight limit.”
So, the latter nonsense tends to win. But, this specific weekend, I decided that I was going to pack super light, and you know what, it’s such a breeze! First, you don’t need to keep track of all your clothes and extra stuff you want to bring, and second, it takes no time to unpack, which, let’s face it, is always a pain.
I decided to use this small bag to limit what I was bringing. I wore my hat, a maxi dress and flats, and the rest went in the bag.
In this case I decided to bring this one from Lo & Sons. I hadn’t used it in a while and I wanted to test it for this specific occasion since I tend to use it as a handbag.
I love to use packing cubes, but due to the shape of my bag I used a jumbo plastic bag. I feel it was easier to pack it, but for suitcases the packing cubes are the way to go. I packed three tops, two pairs of shorts, a maxi dress, pajamas, a bikini and undergarments.
This time I used my 3-1-1 bag for when I fly. Packing this little bag is not too bad; the key is to use little containers to pack your creams. There’s really no reason to pack a big jar for two or three uses. My only advice is to be careful with these kinds of containers. I remember packing one that I couldn’t open and had to throw it out and make another trip to the store.
For makeup, I just brought this little bag which is pretty much what I use every day. In the end I didn’t even use it.
In order to save space, I just packed my iPad instead of a laptop. I didn’t bring a handbag but I brought a wristlet that lately I am using as a wallet.
Done, easy breezy. Let’s see what happens in the winter!
Do you have any tips to maximize space when packing?