My closet and drawers are pretty much organized. Not to the point of OCD, but I pretty much can look in my closet or drawers and grab several outfits that are pre ironed. Once a month I take an afternoon and iron up a few pieces so I rarely have to worry about ironing when I need something to wear.
Step 2 – I choose the right travel bag.
I don’t travel a whole lot, maybe a few times a year, but I do know exactly how many outfits can fit into the my luggage. Whether it is my suitcase, my overnight bag or my carry on, I generally know what I can get in there.
Because I know what will fit in my bags I don’t end up choosing a bag that too small and having to transfer everything to a larger bag.
I choose once and pack once.
Step 3 – I pack like a soldier.
I spent time in the United States Army and one of the first things we learned was how to pack a ruck sack. The goal was to get everything we needed into our bag – and we were required to have a lot of stuff in there. From shelf stable food, change of clothes, gear for various changes in temperature and more. All of it had to fit into this ruck sack. Packing like a soldier involves a lot of tucking, folding and rolling. It also involves utilizing the space inside of items such as shoes.
If you never experienced watching a soldier pack, you should search for a video on YouTube sometime.
I’m sure you will gain a lot of great tips.
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