Never did I ever think there would be a day that I would enjoy packing light. The idea of being caught dead wearing the same outfit twice in photos made my skin crawl. I didn’t want people to think I ever re-wore things! Any new vacation meant an entirely new wardrobe and cramming as much as I could into a checked bag, carry on and an oversized purse. Yikes. Now, I’ve gotten my minimal packing down to a science and I’ve collected some of my absolute favorite methods so you too can get a minimalist suitcase strategy down for the next time you travel!
When asked, travelers said that the planning stage of travel was the most stressful part of a vacation, especially the packing. This should be a chance to relax, unwind, and have fun, so find ways to cut down stress wherever possible. If you are a mom packing for her husband and kids, then the packing struggle is even more real. Therefore, consider embracing minimalism. Even if you have three or four children, one bag packing is possible. Cutting stress in this area allows you to spend more time planning activities, so you and the family can really enjoy your trips together.
As some of you may know we just took off on a 2-week long road trip through cold states like Wyoming and through warmer states like Nevada and California. Since the KonMari Method was such a huge success in our closet, Tom and I both wanted to use the same folding technique to pack our suitcases. Check out my KonMari Method suitcase for 2 weeks worth of clothes and get the update on how it went after the trip ended!