I’m a chronic overpacker. Like, chronic.
I’m a disorganized overpacker (these things tend to go together). I squeeze, jam, and barely slide the zippers shut on my luggage, then as soon as we hit the hotel room, my bags erupt in all their glory.
And stay that way.
Enter: another awesome Simple System for 2018!
This year, Elisha and I would be making our annual 2-3 week trip to Southern California with baby gear in tow, so I had to find a solution to this over packing madness. Last year, I brought 16 pairs of shoes. This year, I was adding a stroller, car seat, diaper bag, 30 cloth diapers, a pack n’ play, and a lot of other baby paraphernalia.
With two days until take-off, I began scouring YouTube, looking for a packing method that would allow me to pack all my stuff, AND keep it organized while I lived out of our suitcases.
I found many methods to fold your clothes, roll your clothes, and cram your clothes into vacuum bags.
This was great for the overpacking problem, but I knew as soon as I got to our vacation rental, I was going to be digging through my suitcase trying to find where I stuffed that pink tank-top, and it would be Mt. St. Helens all over again.
That’s when I found some boxes of cardboard, and applying a combination of folding and rolling techniques I learned on YouTube, came up with the most organized and systematized packing method I’ve tried to date.
This short video shows you the results of a little duct tape and canning jar boxes.
It’s bad footage, but I think you’ll love the outcome!
Hello to packing lots of stuff in small spaces . . . and keeping it organized!!