A better trip starts with well-organized luggage.
Do you agree with the above? I sure do but let me be completely honest with you. It has taken me quite some time, actually years, to master the art of packing!
I have tried many techniques learned over the years and followed tips given by experts and road warriors. However I admit (and have no shame) that I am a last-minute packer. Yes, I’m one of those persons who starts putting things together, whether in my suitcase or carry-on, a few hours before my departure. Hence I get to sleep late because I postpone my important duties. Any of you do the same? Come forth or raise your hand!
One of this year’s resolutions is to travel lighter and finally be more organized. That way I remember what exactly I pack and know exactly where everything is!
Just to prove that I am serious about it, over the weekend (along with spring cleaning) I prepared my carry on (hey, you have to be ready to go away at any moment right?).
Would you like to see some proof of that? Here you go!
Now believe it or not, this is enough stuff for a week and although I try to downsize and take less, I find that this is just right.
However I noticed something. I still put my delicates or underwear and socks in plastic bags, you know that company that makes them with zips.
Although it is very practical and saves space, I needed something more stylish and convenient which helps me look like a professional traveler.
Just recently I found this super cool new product called TUO, The Travel Undergarment Organizer on KickStarter by Origami Unicorn which is a design studio based in San Francisco, California.
Their innovative and well designed travel undergarment organizers allow us travelers to organize our undergarments, socks and small items in an orderly fashion. The foldable bag fits in any piece of luggage and can be hung in the bathroom or closet.
The TUO Travel Undergarment Organizer is currently offered in different colors and patterns, from basic black and white to prints and the one that I picked, the Blue Leaf Special Edition exclusive pattern specially designed by Claire Leina
Have I ever mentioned that I am seriously obsessed with blue? Yes, notice my portable vanity above, it is light blue.
As soon as I saw the blue model, I immediately said: “that’s the one for me”, so I ordered it and two weeks later, here is my review.
The organizer comes in a transparent zip bag, is made with a water-resistant nylon fabric and is also accompanied by a handy draw-string black laundry bag with divider. That’s 3 products for the price of 1 🙂
To better organize your undergarments, there are 3 see-through mesh compartments with sturdy zippers.
This way you can pack items and accessories together for easy visual retrieval. There are also 6 inner elastics that can be used for smaller items, say for instance if you put rolled stockings or extra socks or bathroom accessories.
The bag features snap buttons to secure all your belongings and the handle can be adjusted. Everything will stay in place during the journey and upon arrival at your destination!
As you can tell I am more than ready to fill it and carry it with me on my next adventure, which I hope is pretty soon.
I am quite glad and grateful that I am now learning to be a better and more organized traveler and hope others to do the same.
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Now it’s your turn!
Tell us (confess ;))
What is YOUR packing style?
Are you a natural organizer?
Where do you keep your delicates?
I really can’t wait to read all about it.
Until next time, hasta la proxima!
Many happy travels, felices viajes.