Pinterest Wednesday: Pack light and carry on

BY ASHLEY

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Whether you’re packing your dry bag for a river rafting trip or your suitcase for a cross-country commute, here are some tips for packing light.

“Packing light” has been a popular phrase in our apartment lately. Recently, Alex packed her wardrobe for a weekender in San Francisco into a messenger bag. Props to her! (Turns out Allegiant now charges extra for bags placed in overhead compartments, so she wanted everything to fit in a bag under her seat.) And I’m trying to figure out how to pack a wide range of clothing and gear I need for 18 days in Alaska next month — from an overnight kayaking trip to dressy-ish clothes for an awards banquet held in a heated, walled tent.

Here are some highlights from the couple dozen pins I compiled for my travel-related Pinterest board.


Pick a small color palette that you can layer, plus easily mix and match.

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Plan to wear every item at least twice. No more than four pairs of shoes!

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A clever way to keep liquids from making a mess in your luggage.

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Rolling clothes saves room vs. folding. Compress in Ziplock bags. I swear up and down by Zipvac bags.

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And when you think you’re all set, take photos of your outfits so that you can remember what’s contained in those bags of rolled-up clothes.

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Pics from pins courtesy of Simple Momsarah {each day}, Select Study Abroad, Money Saving Mom and J’s Everyday Fashion.

Plus, more here!

I’ve already started my packing list… wish me luck! Some things are easier said than done, and I have a feeling that packing for this trip is going to be one of those things.

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