Are you doing a lot of travel this summer? I am, and for me the travel is great but the packing is a pain! That’s why today’s Favorite Pin Friday is a feature from Real Simple’s July issue: a Guide to Packing.
Real Simple’s Packing Guide (pinned to my Good to Know board)
If you need tips on what to pack and how, check out Real Simple’s Pack Like a Pro article (from their July 2012 issue). You’ll find tips on how to create outfits perfect for packing light, where exactly your shoes should be placed in your suitcase, and even how to fold clothes for packing ease. I’d say the tip about placing a plastic trash bag below and above all the items packed might be overkill (but certainly ultra-prepared), but I love many of the clever ideas given, such as wrapping belts along the interior frame of your bag.
A couple other items I pinned from the July issue:
- Real Simple road tested lip balms, and they voted this lip tint as best anti-aging.
- Ever wanted to do something different for hot dog night? See Real Simple’s 13 interesting hot dog recipes, including a mac and cheese dog. Not so sure about that one, but the guacamole dog sounds good!
PS – Have you ever wondered what to do with the packaging your new pillowcases come in? Use them for travel too by turning them into travel toiletry bags.