I have a confession to make. Ever since I was little I have been the WORST packer ever. Whether I be staying the night at grandma’s or going out of the country for a week, I usually tend to overpack. No, not overpack, obscenely overpack.
So you’re probably a bit confused to why you would be taking advice from an ocd packer, but here’s the catch. Through my packing triumphs and many failures I have learned to pack realistically while still making sure I have all the essentials.No longer do I bring a large suitcase with me for an overnight trip! I have upgraded to a small tote that fits all my needs and learned a few tips to help me with all my packing endeavors.
Tip: It can be hard to choose between different clothing items while packing for a short trip, so try to pack versatile items that you can pair with any top/bottom!
- One dressy top
- Tank top
- Jean shorts
- Bathing suit (depending on your trip)
- Casual dress
Tip: If you’re just traveling for the night keep the shoes simple. A pair of sandals and comfortable sneakers will do the job just fine!
Tip: Now ladies I feel you on this one. I want to take my entire collection with me wherever I go but for an overnight trip it’s just not realistic. Pack the essentials only!
- 2 Single eyeshadows
- Blush/highlight duo
- Bb cream
- Lippie of your choice!
Tip: If you can muster up the courage to leave the hot tools at home… do it.
- Contacts (if you’re basically blind like me🙃)
- Makeup wipes
- Face wash/lotion
My Personal “Essentials”!
- Phone charger
Final Tip: Don’t stress! One night without 6 outfit options won’t kill you. Pack light! Essentials are all you need.