I have a love/hate relationship with packing. It is exciting because it means vacation is right around the corner, but it’s also a tedious task. So how does a fashion blogger go about packing? Besides packing by outfit (jewelry, purses, and shoes included) the three items I never leave without are: a garment bag, a portable steamer, and a hair dryer.
Whether it is a hanging or a rolling garment suitcase , it is the only way to travel in style. I do not mean that you have to spend an arm and a leg on a pretty designer bag; rather across the board they make packing easier and it is the only way that I will tote my belongings. Your clothes are already hanging in the closet, why remove them from their hangers, fold them up (creating wrinkles), and pile them into a suitcase when you can hang them instead?! Pure genius if you ask me, and it makes me laugh that it took a man, six years ago, to point this out to me…no wonder I married him!
Hanging your clothes will minimize wrinkles. However, some will still form on delicate fabrics. It is an old wives’ tale that if you hang your wrinkled garments in the bathroom with the shower on high, the steam from the shower will smooth out the creases. Spare yourself the time and the earth some water because it does not work! Instead, purchase a portable steamer and avoid a wardrobe malfunction. I carry the Ebest Mini Travel Portable Garment Steamer in my rolling carry-on everywhere I go. It never disappoints.
You might be wondering why on earth I schlep around a hairdryer when every hotel room in America comes standard with one. Allow me to explain. Simply put, getting ready is a chore. By the time you take a shower, wash your hair, paint your face, etc., at least an hour of vacation time has passed you by. A quality hair dryer, like the CHI Rocket Professional Hair Dryer, will save you time and aggravation when it comes to styling your hair – the last step in your beauty routine. After all, there is no point in “wasting” a good outfit when you’re having a bad hair dar.
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