Packing Tips & Tricks for the Heavy Packer

I have seen multiple posts all over Pinterest giving tips on how to pack for two weeks in a carry-on, and to be honest, I will NEVER be able to do that. Lol I have never been a light packer and I probably never will be. Therefore, this post contains some tips that I have accumulated to help me get the most out of my luggage space. I hope you enjoy!

Packing Tips & Tricks for the Heavy Packer

So for a while, I have been using the DVF “trunk” Luggage, but recently my Nanny gave me this beautiful 24″ Delsey Chatelet suitcase. I have had my eye on this one for a while, but didn’t know if I wanted to splurge since it is pretty pricey. I will tell you that honestly, this is the best suitcase I have ever used for sure. The quality of this bag is outstanding! I just landed in Orlando yesterday, and I was terrified to get it from the baggage claim because I just knew that it would be destroyed. There was not a scratch on the bag, only a little dirty. It was so easy to wipe off the dirty marks and it looks like I just bought it!!

Packing Tips & Tricks for the Heavy Packer Packing Tips & Tricks for the Heavy Packer

I like to fold my clothes opposed to rolling them. I haven’t quite figured out the rolling method yet. I fold my skirts together, shirts together, and dresses together, so that I know where to find which item. I put all of my actual outfits in this larger section.

Packing Tips & Tricks for the Heavy Packer Packing Tips & Tricks for the Heavy Packer

The smaller section is where I put all of my bras, underwear, PJ’s, athletic clothes, and loungewear.

Packing Tips & Tricks for the Heavy Packer

I put my bras in this bag that came with the luggage just for privacy reasons. I don’t know why, but thinking about the airport workers possibly going through my suitcase just freaks me out a little bit. LOL

Packing Tips & Tricks for the Heavy Packer

I put as many liquids into my carry-on that I can, but the ones that I can’t reduce to 3.4 ounces, I put into a plastic bag and put in the back section of the suitcase.

Packing Tips & Tricks for the Heavy Packer

I HAD to mention this travel size steamer. Honestly if you don’t take away anything else from this post, take this: you need this steamer in your life. This makes de-wrinkling your clothes so much easier. Plus, it heats up in like 60 seconds making it so much faster than ironing! It comes with a little bag, and it separates into two pieces making it even easier to pack. I put this little guy into my carry-on!

Packing Tips & Tricks for the Heavy Packer

What to put in your carry on

Put all of your heavier items into your carry-on! I can’t stress this enough, it’s is the biggest tip of all when it comes to packing. I usually am on flights that have a 40 pound weight limit per bag, and if you travel much at all, you know that those pounds add up quick! Here’s some specific things that I put in my carry-on bag:

Liquids (they have to be under 3.4 ounces and in a clear quart-size bag), straightener/curling iron/hairdryer (these weigh quite a bit as well), camera (I wrap mine in a dress that I’m taking to protect it).

I also put my laptop charger in my carry-on suitcase because the chord can be pretty annoying in my purse, and I never use the entire battery life of my laptop on flights.

Packing Tips & Tricks for the Heavy Packer

SHOES

I like to have options when it comes to shoes, so they take up quite a bit of weight in my suitcase. Therefore, it’s a must to put them in my carry-on. I usually only take one pair of nude heels, and put them in a bag to keep them from getting scuffed up. This bag that I put them in actually came with the luggage!

Packing Tips & Tricks for the Heavy Packer

I hope you all found these tips helpful! If you have any packing tips of your own that I need to know, definitely leave a comment below!

Have a wonderful day, everyone!


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Comments

  1. ~ Rachel H.
    September 6, 2016 / 9:48 AM

    I’m a heavy packer! I always tend to take too many things/clothes. Thanks for the tips!

  2. Amber
    August 9, 2016 / 12:17 AM

    great packing advice, I always struggle

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