Friday, September 28, 2012

How to pack a suitcase easily

Welcome to this week's Easy Way video!

I went to Sydney this week for an overnight trip to attend IKEA's launch of their new outdoor range (gorgeous stuff -I'll be featuring it shortly on the blog!).

Before I left I asked on Facebook if you'd like to see how I pack my suitcase and the response was YES!

So here it is! Check out the video below to see how I pack my suitcase:

Here's a quick list of what I packed for my overnight trip & where I put it:


Outside zippered compartment:
  • small handbag for the event
Inside zippered compartment on lid:
  • heels (wrapped in a plastic rubbish bag)
Inside main compartment:
  • Toiletries bag (I get travel size toiletries from Big W and pack sample size make up from my Lust Have It subscription)
  • Large White Packing Cube has my clothes:
    • dress for the evening event, jeans, tank, shirt, cardigan for the next day - I layer so I only have to pack one outfit option, and I can just add & remove layers depending on the weather. I also pack a spare shirt & scarf in a different colour as a back up
  • Medium White Packing Cube has my scarves - I had 1 for the event, 1 for the next day & 1 spare as a back up
  • Small White Packing Cube has underwear - no info on those sorry! A girl has to have her secrets ;)
  • Grey Packing Cell has sleepwear - I pack winter and summer pjs just in case
  • Ghd straightener is packed in it's own heat resistant carry case (including clips)
  • Laptop in Typo padded case
  • Laptop cords strapped into the Grid-It
  • The usual stuff I take in my Borne Naked Liner - check out that video here
  • Small umbrella with cover
  • iPad in a travel folder with pen & paper
  • Belkin view lounge iPad stand - I use it as a tripod to film videos / read ebooks on my iPad or iPhone. Check out this post here for more info
  • Water bottle & snacks for the trip usually crackers so I don't spill anything ;)
What I wear on travel day
  • I layer my clothes so I can add & remove layers depending on the weather
  • I wear comfy flats that will also go with my other outfit - that way I only have to pack heels. BUT next time I'll take thongs as well, I got terrible blisters this time because I hadn't worn the flats in a while!
Find the white packing cubes at Ciao Bella Travel:
Find the the Sea to Summit packing cell range at Howards:
Find the grid it cocoon at Howards:

Link to the Christmas Planner offer for Oct 1, 2012 (look for the orange box in the sidebar):

Don't forget to share YOUR tips! How do you pack your suitcase?



FTC - The grey packing cube and grid-it cocoon were provided by Howards Storage World, the ghd straightener was a Christmas gift from my husband, and everything else was purchased by me. This video is not sponsored :)

1 comment:

  1. I'll have to come back and watch this another time. (The sound is dodgy on my computer). I usually end up having to sit on mine to get it shut :?