Sunday, April 10, 2011

Packing light: Trial run

Determined to get it ALL into one regulation-sized carry-on bag, I've decided to practice with "dummy" clothes (i.e. not necessarily the chosen few). So far, I've put in a swimsuit, cover-up, two blouses, two camisoles, three scarves, two pairs of shorts and and ample underwear. Just look at all the space I have left to fill with four pairs of pants, four tees and a nightie (yes, I said "nightie" - blame my mother). Oh, plus shoes and a jacket. And a laptop and cord. Make-up and products. OK, it's challenging, but totally doable. I hope.

4 comments:

Marguerite said...

I must tell you we have bought quick drying underwear from Travelsmith website. Especially works well for men's briefs. Three pairs each, wash and wear the next day. Saves a small amount of room, but worth it. Don't forget you can put stuff inside your packed shoes. Are you getting tired of my advice :)?

Cathy Hamilton said...

Tired of your advice? Never! Thanks. I've never thought of stuffing anything inside my shoes. I just got another genius tip from a friend/reader which I plan to post pronto.

Carol Starr Schneider said...

I'm a roller. I roll my clothes when I pack. Have been since the '70s and now my sons are rollers,too. You can get a lot more in there and it isn't as wrinkled. I pass it along with pride.

Cathy Hamilton said...

I will try rolling, C. It's a grand experiement, it is. Gold lame' sandals came today. I said, when I opened the box, "Now, them's some cruisin' shoes!"