I took a five hour road trip last week – one that I’ve made many times by myself. Being a planner and an organizer, packing is part of the fun! Here’s how I packed for my trip:
1. Car Essentials:
I always like to have a few snacks with me, but especially on this trip. A few years ago I sat in construction traffic for a solid two hours, in an area with almost no cell reception. Since that trip I make sure to always take both snacks and non-internet entertainment with me! This time I had (in addition to what I always carry in my purse):
- peanut butter & jelly sandwich
- mini candy bars
- bottled water
- ice water in a thermos
- a few damp paper towels
- three books on CD
2. Clothes and Accessories:
My husband is a huge fan of the eBags packing system and let me take a few of his packing cubes on this trip (here’s the set he owns). I’m hooked! I always put my clothes on hangers and carry everything else in a weekender style bag. I still traveled with my outfits on hangers, but for everything else, the packing cubes made such a huge difference! I used the medium bag and the shoe bag to corral everything I needed for 3 nights and 4 days. When I wasn’t using them, they fit perfectly in my bag. I put one small zippered pouch on top with a few extra things like a lint roller. #catladyprobs
3. Makeup and Toiletries:
I’ve been using the same train case organization system for my makeup for over a year, and it’s working really well. Everything I use in the shower goes in a large Ziploc bag. I like traveling with a loofah, so I take a smaller Ziploc bag to store that on the way home. Wet, drippy loofas make everything gross. 🙂
I took all these pictures before I headed home from my trip. I like packing in a way that I can easily re-pack and take things home in an orderly fashion – it makes unpacking much more pleasant!
Happy Trails To You,
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This post was not sponsored by eBags. All opinions are my own.