Pack It Up and Let’s Go!

When getting ready for a trip the most important thing I do is plan, plan, plan.

After all, travel is so much more enjoyable if you have what you need but are not weighed down with extra baggage.

I start by making a list for packing, by day and activity.

These envelopes from Eagle Creek make packing easy and orderly.

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They are not as cute as the ones I bought in Paris but they are very efficient!

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Use each envelope as a category – one is for exercise, one for daytime casual, one for evening, you get the picture!

Fold carefully and even use the plastic bags from your dry cleaner to insert between items, this keeps a little air in between things and saves some creasing.

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When you arrive it is so simple to remove the envelopes from your suitcase and place them in drawers, or, if you need to just live out of your suitcase everything stays neat and is easy to find.

This packing job was done in preparation for a trip to Boston, over the Fourth of July weekend, to attend the wedding of a dear friend.

So, you can look forward to a more fun post detailing the beautiful event, which I was able to enjoy because of careful planning and packing!

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Comments

  1. Great tips on limiting luggage by planning by days and including only NECESSARY ITEMS. From recent experience I took what my best friend and travel-mate called in her essay (both humorous and serious) THE MONSTER, REFERRING TO MY SUITCASE. SEEMED LIKE A GREAT IDEA INITIALLY. Then slugging THE MONSTER around CHARLES DEGAULLE to the other side to the TGB platform things were deteriorating rapidly. My friend blythely rolled her CARRY-ON “AND MY CARRY-ON” . Things got more treacherous to lug Monster to first class so we had the beat view of travel to Avignon.
    Here I must say Beauvais my friend studied under Eudora Welty at Millsaps and has an MFA IN CREATIVE WRITING.
    When finally made it to VILLA NOVA in ST. REMY DE PROVENCE, the yard man had to carry The Monster to our second floor. Then. I pulled out all of my Eileen Fisher outfis and she dressed practically on Merrill pants with zipper pockets to hold our ALL IMPORTANT KEY. TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS if we lost or left key inside door keyhole.
    This is just the beginning of a seven day by LIMO –SORT OF …JUST US AND OUR PRECIOUS GUIDE THROUGH ALL OF PROVENCE EIGHT HOURS A DAY.
    . THE END OF THE BEGINNING OG 16 DAYS…HALF Provence…half PARIS.
    FUNNY STORY ABOUT HOW NOT TO PACK FOR A “FABULOUS TRIP”!

    • mnestorc@aol.com says:

      I love it! Really, I want to hear about the rest of this trip…it reminds me of the time we were traveling with friends from Paris to London via the chunnel and we had so much luggage that I am surprised we were allowed aboard. The redcap was redfaced it was so embarrassing!

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