We are always traveling as a family and people often ask, “How do you do it with a toddler?” When you do it so much and with many trials and errors, you get a system down! Whether you’re taking a spontaneous weekend getaway or a trip planned with your family, I have some foolproof packing tips that make traveling stress-free.

    Here are my top tips for your next trip:

    MAKE A PACKING LIST

    Making a list ahead of time will help you organize exactly what you need and speed up the packing process. This way I’m not feeling rushed and forgetting anything.

    TRAVEL WITH ONLY A CARRY-ON

    People are always so amazed that I only pack a carry-on and for two people! It makes traveling less stressful and easier to travel with instead of a huge suitcase. Plus, half of the things I probably won’t even wear. I highly recommend this and of course, there is no worry of lost luggage!

    CHECK THE WEATHER AHEAD OF TIME

    I always check the weather ahead of time so I know exactly what to bring. There’s no use if it’s cold and rainy when all you brought were shorts and sandals.

    TRY EVERYTHING ON BEFORE YOU PACK IT

    This is when I feel like I’m a personal stylist to myself. I try everything on before I pack it, so I know exactly what I’m wearing, with what shoes and accessories. This keeps me organized as to what day/night will be wearing what outfits.

    ROLL YOUR CLOTHES

    My sister who used to be a flight attendant taught me this trick and it’s the best packing tip ever. Just tightly roll all of your clothes, which minimizes any wrinkling, and makes your suitcase look more organized where you can actually see your clothes, making it easier to pick out from your suitcase.

    BEAUTY PRODUCTS THAT DO DOUBLE DUTY

    When I go on vacation, so does my beauty routine. I love to keep it minimal, so I’m all about products that can do double-duty. Here are my favorite travel beauty products:

    MUN Aknari brightening serum: I use this as a serum and also use the leftover product and apply it onto my hair to tone down any frizziness. (One of my ultimate favorite beauty must-haves. You can use code islandfevermun for 15% off at munskin.com)

    SULWHASOO Perfecting Cushion: Love this cushion compact as it gives your skin a radiant complexion and love the added SPF.

    RMS LIP2CHEEK: I have almost every color and love that I can use it for both as a blush and lipstick. It gives you the healthiest glow.

    Lavender essential oil that I can use for various things like clothes refresher, perfume and when I’m on the plane, I apply a little under my nose to calm any stresses.

    What are some of your packing hacks?

    XX

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