Packing Tips for Organizing Luggage (3 days to go)

packing tips for organizing your luggage (thisgreeneyedgirl)

I did a series of posts on organizing my luggage for my upcoming trip to the East Coast.

I began with a video from professional organizer, Alejandra. She has great tips for organizing every area of your home. She’s brilliant. I highly recommend her website.

Here is her detailed video on organizing your suitcase.

I have lofty expectations for what my next suitcase will be but for now…. I went thrifting. I bought this suitcase for $20 and did the best I could in the absence of Alejandra’s obsessive organizing brilliance and an abundance of funding. This is my first attempt at video blogging so please excuse the low quality. I’ll learn!

 

And here is the next video I did on organizing my personal care/ make up/ bathroom bag and my travel purse.

 

This is a list of tips I came up with for packing well.

1.) Make a list!!!!!

I’m a huge list maker. I make a list before going to the grocery store, of what I want to get done, before I take a trip, ect. Make a list in order to make your other lists if you need to. Meaning, make a list of events and demands/priorities for the trip.

For instance:

Ski Trip, Birthday Party, Church, and day on the town.

Now you can list the items you want to remember:

ski gear (coat, skis, helmets— what ever people pack for that? ;) ) party dress, nice outfit, comfortable casual outfit, pajamas for three nights… ect

2.) Roll & Bag

This keeps things nice and compact. By rolling clothes you keep things snug, fit more in a space, and hopefully prevent some wrinkling. By bagging things you keep dirtier items like shoes from getting other things dirty or you protect the clean items in the bag from anything they might come against. You can bag make up in order to keep it organized, easy to find, and clean.

3.) Throw in a few extras for just in case.

Whatever you think you might need is probably a good idea to take… if it fits. That extra sweater or swimsuit.

4.) Pack wipes & grocery bags.

I plan to do this for sure to help me keep things extra tidy.

 

I hope this post was helpful in some small way!

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4 Days to Go: Organizing the Luggage (part 3)

Well, this is the third part to my series on organizing my luggage for my trip to the East Coast. In the first post I shared my inspiration for packing well, Alejandra, and a how-to video from her as well as a link to her website. See that post here.

In my second post I shared the video I did on organizing my own suitcase which was a thrift store find. See that post here.

But in this one I’m going to share about organizing my personal care/ make up/ bathroom bag, which I enjoyed the most.

I haven’t done much video blogging, hopefully I’ll get better at it, so please excuse the poor quality of this video and let me know if you have any tips for me.

I will compile all my posts on organizing luggage at some point into one. Along with some of the tips I’ve learned!!!

If you have any great tips leave them for me in the comments so that I can include them!

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5 Days to Go: Organizing the Luggage part 2

Hey y’all.

I’ve been doing a series of posts on my upcoming  trip to the East Coast. A few days back I posted a video from Alejandra on how to organize a suitcase. If you want to take a second to learn from her brilliance you can see that post here.

This video isn’t nearly as good. However, I still thought I’d show you was I decided to do with my own suitcase.

This is my first attempt at video blogging, so excuse my poor excuse of a how-to video.

Here are a few tips for packing a suitcase (for car trips)

1.) Make a list!!!!!

I’m a huge list maker. I make a list before going to the grocery store, of what I want to get done, before I take a trip, ect. Make a list in order to make your other lists if you need to. Meaning, make a list of events and demands/priorities for the trip.

For instance:

Ski Trip, Birthday Party, Church, and day on the town.

Now you can list the items you want to remember:

ski gear (coat, skis, helmets— what ever people pack for that? ;)) party dress, nice outfit, comfortable casual outfit, pajamas for three nights… ect

2.) Roll & Bag

This keeps things nice and compact.

3.) Throw in a few extras for just in case.

Whatever you think you might need is probably a good idea to take… if it fits.

 

Stay tuned because this project was fairly lame and not very interesting but next I’m going to post about packing my personal care/make up/ bathroom bag, which I’m excited about!!!

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9 Days to Go: Organizing the Luggage part 1

So, I’ve always loved roadtripping. I love travel. Seeing new places. I love snapping pictures of road signs and I’m really a dork…. I have a notebook full of post cards I’ve been collecting.
But isn’t this the catch for all of us…..

PACKING.

The count down is on. I’m leaving in 9 days to go to New Hampshire. You can pretty much plan to see a lot of posts leading up to it and a lot of post with pictures after I get home. But right now the issue on my mind is packing. Luggage. Organizing. Planning outfits. Ect.

There will be between 16 & 19 people traveling together in 2 cars. Yes. You read that rightly. Soooo…. the question on the table is how to consolidate and pack in the most orderly fashion.

One of my favorite organizers online is Alejandra. My Mom got me hooked on her videos. She has to be one of the most delightfully neurotic people in the world! She’s super orderly. Amazingly organized. Her videos are very detailed. Go here to see her awesome website.

So, for tips on packing I went straight for this video.

 

I hope this was helpful and inspirational for you, too. I’m sure I’ll post more of her videos but be sure to look her up if you aspire to be a more organized individual.

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DIY: Jewelry Organizing Cork Board

I’ve been slowly but surely attempting to re-do and re-organize my bed and bathroom.

It’s taking a lot more time than I would like because I’m not as diligent as I should be to jump in there and get it done.

Also because I want to think every project through and do something that will last and function well in the long run, not just for a few weeks/months.

One of my projects has been jewelry. I’m sure you’ve seen this idea before but I’ll share anyway.

For organizing necklaces this is what I did.

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I’m sorry that I didn’t take any pictures while doing the project. MY BAD!

But it was VERY simple. Here is the step by step.

 

1.) Gather one paint brush of choice (I used a bristle brush but you could try a sponge brush) One can of high gloss wall paint in preferred color. One cork board. And a bag of thumb tacks. 

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2.) Lay cork board on newspaper or something protecting your surface. Use brush to thoroughly coat cork board. Let dry. Coat again. Let dry. Two coats of paint should do it.

3.) Hang in desired location. I put three tacks in my closet door evenly aligned and hung the cork board on that. If sometimes swings a little so I intend to secure it with Velcro at the bottom.

4.) Place your thumb tacks in the cork board in what ever arrangement you prefer based on the jewelry you’ll be hanging.

5.) Hang jewelry.

YOU”RE DONE!

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