Simplify your Travel in 5 Simple Steps

Simplify your Travel in 5 Simple Steps

Packing made easy again! 
Leave the stress and heavy bags behind you ✈️

1. Ask yourself: Backpack or Suitcase?

Each has their own pros and cons, and everyone has their personal preference. Let's take a quick look at each! 

Backpack    Suitcase
      Hands free       Not hands free
 Less structure      More structure
      Weight on back       No weight on back 
Will not get checked    Might get checked
Whatever you end up choosing, make sure it meets TSA guidelines of 22 x 14 x 9
[pictured: Dani bike short and Mia tee in black, both size small] 

2. Pick a sizable personal item 

This is a huge part of being able to pack carry on only! 

Personal items DO have to have to be smaller than 18 x 14 x 8 and able to fit under the airplane seat, but this gives you an extra bag to be able to pack toiletries, an extra outfit, all electronics, and your wallet in! 

[pictured: Sloane in black, size small]

3. ALWAYS make a list 

Everyone does this a bit differently, but I typically pick out my clothing by...

  • Starting with shorts/pants... I pick 3-4 very different pairs for different settings
  • Pick versatile tops that can be mixed & matched with the shorts/pants you have chosen 
  • 1 dress
  • 1 pair of pajamas
  • 1 regular bra, 2 sports bras
  • However many days my trip is is how many pairs of underwear I'll bring 
  • 2 pairs of shoes (1 casual, 1 nice)


4. Pick out & Lay out 

Gather all clothing, toiletries, electronics, and everything else that's on your list!

I like to lay everything out so that it can easily be seen while we get to step 5...

[pictured: Joey socks, Mia in Denim Heather, Vivi in Deep Fern, Sloane in black, Addie in Cream Heather, and Mia in Basil]

5. Pack it all in! 

Grab your checklist and get ready! I like to check off every item as I pack it in to be sure I don't forget anything! 

I typically pack my shoes on the bottom of my suitcase to avoid the bottom of them touching any of my clothes. 

Next goes all of the clothes! 

I do like to set aside one outfit into my personal item for easy access - you know never know! 

All electronics and wallet go in next for accessibility! 


Hope this was helpful for everyone! 

Want to view my video on Packing in 5 Simple Steps? Check it out here!

If you're looking for a great packing guide for clothes, here's a link to just what you're looking for!