Step Into Our Suitcase

December 2, 2010 at 2:36 pm 2 comments

Travelling is stressful if you’re not packed properly.

Make the experience more suitable! Here’s how:

Plan ahead. Bring only what you NEED! Mentally envision the trip. What are you doing? Where are you going? Are you walking a lot once you arrive? Fancy dinners?

Create a Universal Packing List to make this task much easier!

Use a sarong or small sheet to line your suitcase. Why? They provide a barrier between clean, freshly packed clothing and the suitcase (let’s face it, when was the last time the inside of your suitcase was CLEANED?!?). While traveling use the sarong to wrap dirty clothing (so it never touches the suitcase!). Brilliant, we know. We thought of it.

Check out BugZip for bed bug resistant suitcase encasements and liners.

We wish bedbugs looked like ladybugs!

Pack clothing that folds well (doesn’t wrinkle). Wrinkles also occur when too many items are jammed into a suitcase – planning ahead leads to significantly smaller luggage. Roll clothes to conserve space and reduce wrinkles as well.

Bring basics that match for multiple outfits, or double duty clothing (i.e. reversible skirts that double as a dress – 4 outfits in one!).

Wear comfy but stylish (no need to look like a slob on your holiday) airplane clothes – don’t forget warm socks or slippers! Airplanes are chilly and the air is circulated around your feet!

Keep dirty shoes separate. Many handbag and shoe companies offer a storing bag at the time of purchase. Perfect solution for keeping shoes away from clean, wrinkle-free, basic, multi-purposed clothing.

Do the same with dirty underwear.

Use reusable toiletry containers. Travel size shampoo is sometimes not enough. Why not bring along your favorite toiletries in compact containers? Choose stainless steel over plastic whenever possible.

Stay organized while traveling by using a toiletry bag with a hook to display necessities. They help to isolate any spills that may occur. We also suggest using plastic freezer bags to store anything that needs a little more protection (i.e. cologne/perfume).



Invest in a luggage weight! There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to edit your luggage when checking-in at the airport.

No more weighting around the airport!

Always keep a change of clothes with you when traveling! Luggage is easily misplaced.

And it’s important to organize luggage and travel items when they’re not in use!

  • Vacuum or wipe-down with a drop of lavender oil after every use
  • Keep empty suitcase/bags inside one another (reduces floor/shelf space used)
  • Keep travel essentials inside your empty suitcase (i.e. travel pillow, eye mask, ear plugs, travel alarm clock etc…)


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ryan  |  December 6, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    I LOVE those slippers!! Good tips – thanks for the bed bug encasement info/link.

  • 2. Step Into Our Holiday «  |  June 4, 2011 at 9:07 pm

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