Welcome back to Lavendaire.
Today I wanted to share my best tips for packing for travel, specifically packingfor a carry on and your backpack, whatever you're going to bring on the planewith you.
I normally only like to pack a carry on for my trips.
This is going to be a 10-day trip throughoutLondon and Amsterdam, and last time I went on a two-week trip inEurope, I also packed a carry on as well.
If you haven't seen my previous packing videos, you can check it out here and here, or you can click the card in the upper-rightcorner to watch those videos.
But today I'm just gonna go into specificson my method of packing.
My first tip is definitely: fold things vertically, the Konmari way.
I have a lot of videos on how to fold the Konmari way.
If you want to check those out, they're alsolinked below.
But basically, fold them to the height ofyour suitcase so that when you put your clothes in, everything will fit right here to the rimand you can see all of your clothes at a glance.
This is a game-changer for when you're travelingand living out of a suitcase.
You don't want to take things out.
I always keep everything in my suitcase.
I only unpack what I need to for that day.
So this is my closet.
This is what the closet looks like, and I just like being able to choose my outfitsthis way because I could see mostly everything.
I did make an exception this time.
Some things I packed horizontally becausethey're just so flimsy, it just didn't work as well vertically.
But yeah, for the flimsy leggings and randomstuff, I will pack normally.
But for my main outfits, I will pack vertically.
Tip #2: Have pouches for everything! I am a pouch girl…that sounds weird.
Is that weird? I literally love to have pouches to hold everything.
I like to stay organized and categorize everything.
So this is my pouch for socks and underwear.
I also fold them vertically like this.
I just put my mirror because I didn't wantit to break.
But yeah, I have underwear here and sockshere.
And I always pack extra because you never know.
I have a pouch for makeup.
A pouch for random tech accessories.
There's chargers, adaptors, and stuff in here.
And then I have my toiletry pouch.
Also, in my backpack, I have this pouch thatI love where I keep my iPad, my hard drive.
And check this out: I have a face mask thatI'm going to wear in the airplane.
So pouches for everything, helps you staysuper organized and I just can't do it any other way.
My next tip is to transfer all of your largeproducts into smaller containers.
I always like to save my little bottles fromskincare or beauty products because I know I'm going to use them again.
These are from previous skincare things thatI've used up.
I've transferred my May Coop essence, whichis this big one, into this small one here.
And then here, because I think my foundation'sa little too big, I transferred my foundation into this smaller container.
So I think it's such a game-changer.
Plus, I got to mix another foundation in hereso that it would better match my color.
My next tip is to save up all your sample-sizedproducts or travel-sized products for when you travel.
So I don't usually use these little sampleson the regular.
I just bring them because they're tiny and I get to try newproducts, and why not? I have a couple primers here and these are some oils for my face that aresample-sized of my favorite products.
My next tip is to use these toothbrush coversto bring your favorite toothbrush with you.
I don't like to use travel toothbrushes becausethey're not good quality.
These covers, I got from Daiso.
They come in a pack of six or eight.
I love them.
It's just really hygienic, I think.
And I really like it.
My next tip is kind of obvious but I knownot everyone does this.
Honestly, guys, put your shoes in a plastic bag when you travelso that the germs and the dirt don't get everywhere else in your luggage.
I also like to bring a couple extra plasticbags to put all my dirty clothes in after I wear them.
The way I do it is: I fold them up into littletriangles.
But when I'm in the hotel or AirBNB, when I have dirty clothes, I will put themon top of the plastic bag, kind of let them air out or a little bit.
And then, when I'm ready to pack everything, I'll put everything in the plastic bag, seal it up, and then go, because I feel like, if you immediately put it in the plastic while you're still staying in a room, it justgets musty…musky? What's that word? It will just smell more if you seal it upand leave it there without letting it air out a little bit.
That's just how I'm thinking in my head.
Another tip I have when traveling is to scatteryour cash throughout your bags because you don't want to keep all your moneyin one place, because what if you get pick-pocketed? Or something gets stolen? You just want to have some backup.
So the way I do it is I always hide some cashin different pouches and different areas just in case.
You never know.
Okay, moving onto my backpack.
My next tip is to make sure, if you want toget something while you're on the plane, to put it in yourpurse or in the backpack that you will have right next to you.
Don't put things in your carry on luggagethat will go in the overhead bin because if you want to get something, it'sreally annoying to ask people to help you open it and whatever.
So if I need to do something–for example: I'm planning to work and edit on the plane, so I brought my laptop in my backpack with me so that I could just have that easy access.
My next tip is: make sure you have a nametag on all your bags just because you don't know what's going to happen.
What if your bag gets lost? Even if it's a carry on, you never know.
So I think it's always safe to have your name, your number, your email address, whateveron your bags.
Something I'm going to try this time becauseI've seen other people do it is to bring a face mask with me on the airplane so I can do some inflightskincare because it gets really dry up there.
I think this will be really fun.
I'm actually looking forward to doing this.
Another thing I'd recommend is to bring somecough drops with you.
Or in my case, I have this Chinese throat syrup.
It's basically called loquat syrup and it'slike a honey texture where I will just eat it straight from thepackage.
It soothes your throat so I'm saying, in case you have a cough on the plane becauseit's really dry up there.
I hate to be that person who's coughing nonstopon the plane.
So just in case.
Another tip is to keep your phone chargerwith you at all times in your bag, and also get an external charger because itwill save your life.
Most airports and some airplanes will have outlets so thatyou can charge your phones so it's always nice if you can have your chargerwith you.
I've been that person where I've seen an outlet and I'm like, “Dangit, my phone's out of battery but my charger's up there, ” or somewhere that'snot on hand.
My next tip is to always wear the biggestand the heaviest items of clothing with you on the plane, that way you don't have to packyour big and bulky items.
For example: this time, I'm taking this giant blanket scarf whichis huge and takes up a lot of space, but it's going to be my blanket on the airplane.
And I'm also going to take my big coat withme as well.
If you're a frequent traveler and you alwaysend up with extra coins and extra money from all the different places you've traveledto, make sure you save them and organize them into pouches.
I've saved these euros and pounds from mylast trip to Europe, and I just keep them organized separately.
I have all my different currencies in different little pouches so that whenever I go backto that place, then I can just bring that currency back.
My last tip is: it's always good to bringan empty water bottle with you in your carry on so you can refill it at theairport or on the airplane because it's really dehydrating to fly.
Sometimes I'll forget to bring an empty waterbottle so I'll just buy a water in the airport aftersecurity and everything because I need to have a bottle of water while I'm on the plane becausethe water that they give is just never enough.
So I like to have my own stash, my own thingof water.
Alright, I hope you liked today's tips onhow to pack for travel.
I've actually made a packing checklist that you can download.
The link is below.
Just to help you out and just for me to use every time I travelbecause it's annoying to make a new list each and every time, so this is going to save youa lot of time.
So I'm also going to make another video whereI'm sharing my travel camera gear, my camera gear for travel, vlogging, and takingInstagram photos.
So if you want to watch that, the link is below and in the upper-right corner.
I'll see you next time.