Ready, Set, Jet! My Top Packing Hacks

Your itinerary may be jam-packed while you’re away, but this doesn’t mean your suitcase has to be. Over the years I’ve mastered the art of smart packing for pretty much any type of trip, and I’m excited to share a preview of my second feature for The Newsette with you today, on my top packing hacks. I’ll be sharing even more packing tips on their newsletter tomorrow, so make sure you subscribe here and don’t miss out. Do you have any recommendations to make traveling a breeze? Tell me your own packing hacks in the comments below!

Buy your own mini plastic refill bottles from the pharmacy:
I like to take my favorite products with me when I travel, but lugging around a full size bottles wastes valuable space and weight. Buying mini refill bottles from the pharmacy allows me to have my favorite skincare and haircare with me when Im gone for weeks at a time as I often am. It’s also so much better for the environment than buying minis of your favorites that are thrown away after one trip!

Look for solid alternatives to your usual products:
If you’re like me, the limit on liquids is never enough to hold all of your beauty products – which is a big problem when traveling only with a carry-on. However, so many brands now make solid alternatives for my favorite products which is a life saver for flying. I’ll always buy solid deodorant – the Tarte Clean Queen is one of the best that I’ve tried (they also make a great solid cleanser!). Solid perfume is also a must. Diptyque and Elizabeth and James make some of the most yummy smelling solid scents. When it comes to makeup, Milk have really nailed the solid product market (like my favorite Blur Stick foundation). I also adore Chanel’s Soleil Tan De Chanel; it’s solid in the pot, but so creamy and silky when blended into my skin.

Preventing products breaking/spilling:
To keep all of my powdered makeup intact, place little cotton rounds in within your compacts. This stops them from cracking within the hold and going all over the rest of your suitcase. Also, to stop my liquids from spilling, place a layer of saran wrap between the top of the bottle and the lid. It’s the easiest trick, but it saves me from worrying about my favorite pieces being sabotaged by a shampoo explosion mid-flight!

Keeping warm on the plane:
A pair of soft socks and a cashmere scarf always make their way into my hand luggage for the plane. A scarf always makes me feel a bit more glamorous when going through airport security in comfortable travel clothes. More importantly, planes can get super chilly and it’s nice to have a cozy scarf to use as a blanket, along with my cozy socks and beanie hat. It makes it much easier to doze off when you’re warm and comfortable.

Stylish luggage:
For me, having a well-made suitcase is one of the most important things about traveling. I need luggage that is strong and sturdy enough to stand up to years of being thrown about, but is also chic and stylish. Lately I’ve been obsessing over with Calpak’s marble set, and I love my sets by Away (the built in phone charger has been an absolute life saver). Most importantly, I won’t travel with a suitcase that doesn’t have 4 wheels for easy maneuvering. Rimowa makes beautiful, timeless hardcase luggage that are practically indestructible – I love this dusty rose color!

Louise Roe travel packing hacks

xx,

Louise Loves

One response to “Ready, Set, Jet! My Top Packing Hacks”

  1. Shloka says:

    These are all fabulous tips! I didn’t know that one about the cotton balls for powder products! I’ve been eyeing the away kits with the chargers as well!

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    Shloka
    http://www.thesilksneaker.com

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