Tag Archives: Packing

Organizing for a Move

Over the years  I’ve helped plenty of people unpack boxes from moves that had occurred many years in the past, sometimes as many as 7-10 years in the past.  The boxes had sat unopened for so long because the stuff in them often should never have been moved in the first place. The costs incurred […]

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Using Mind Mapping to Pack More Efficiently

I’m a big fan of mind mapping tools.  Mind mapping is a way for relational thinkers such as myself, to build structure around an idea or ideas.  A mind mapping tool, such as iThoughts HD, which I blogged about earlier this year is a great tool for creating a list of things to pack for […]

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Using a Travel Grid: Pack Right, Pack Light!

I recently helped a client pack for a trip.  She had previously felt unprepared for trips, either over packing and lugging a hopelessly heavy suitcase, or under packing and not having what she needed. We did two things to make this trip different. First, we created packing lists – one for items she takes on a […]

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What to pack in that quart sized bag…

Reader Lisa asked:   I struggled with getting all my liquids (shampoo, face cleanser, sunscreen, etc. in 3 oz travel containers) into 1 quart sized ziploc bag.  Any tips for what to bring and what to leave home? Lisa, my solution to that struggle is to “travel size” everything you can.  Above is a photo of my […]

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Packing for a week in a carry-on Part II – Tips

The Tips: First, I would like to thank the following individuals for supporting me with my perspective shift, and for relaying personal experiences and providing me with some of the following tips for surviving with less while on the road:  Valentina Sgro, Helen Montfort, and Janet Greene. When selecting bottoms (pants or skirts), choose khaki […]

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How to pack for a week in a carry-on…

I love to travel, but I have to admit that I hate to pack.  Let me clarify.  I don’t hate trying to organize the items that I’m taking into my suitcase, that part is actually fun, which shouldn’t surprise anyone, given that I’m a professional organizer.  What I hate is trying to decide what to […]

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An interesting twist on yesterday’s theme of living with less

Tired of paying extra fees for your luggage when you travel? Rolf Potts is a travel writer who is currently half way through a six week trip around the world.  So what, you say.  Well, Rolf is making his trip without any luggage.  He has only the clothes on his back and a few items, […]

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