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Packing Hacks with a Capsule Wardrobe from Target
Are you traveling soon and want to pack light? We put together a casual capsule wardrobe from Target so you can mix and match your options. I have had to work at being a better packer. I have always envied those who can go away with an overnight bag. I almost always end up at a store to buy something I have forgotten and come back home with packed clothes that I never wore.
When I take the time to plan in advance instead of throwing in everything but the kitchen sink the night before a trip, I do much better. Do you have packing tips to share? We have affiliate relationships which means we may earn a small referral commission at no additional cost to you if you shop using our links.
Target Capsule Wardrobe for Spring
Tops and bottoms
Who What Wear Wide-Leg Pants
A New Day Skinny High Rise Ankle Pants
Universal Thread Destructed Jeggings
Xhilaration Floral Print Square Neck Top
A New Day V-Neck Tank Top
Universal Thread Collared Camp Shirt
Wild Fable V-Neck Boxy Shirt
Accessories from Target
Universal Thread Striped Woven Scarf
A New Day Rebecca Flats
A New Day Micah Pointy Toe Loafers
A New Day Ring Work Tote
West Coast Necklace and Earring Set
Now you can look put together every day of your trip without over packing!
Traveling, and the packing that goes with it can often be a mad rush of last-minute scrambling and hoping you remember everything. Or it can be organized and done well. Here are some tips and tricks that we have found to be helpful.
Make a List and Save It
One thing that can really help is to make a list that you keep in your purse or on your phone of essentials. These are things that are going to with you on basically every trip. Here are some that might be included:
- Phone charger and power strip
- Bathing suit, workout clothes, and shoes
- Personal beauty items – shampoos, makeup, etc.
- Tablet or computer
You can add to your own list. It helps reassure you that nothing major gets left behind. I found a great printable packing list at SmarterTraveler.com.
Roll your clothes instead of folding them can mean getting more into a small space. Plus you can roll outfits together saving time matching up items. Only taking outfits that are coordinated can cut back on what you take as well, that is why we love the concept of a capsule wardrobe.
Carry On the Essentials
Take essentials with you in a carry-on. A small zipper pouch works well for medications, hand sanitizer and more. Keep your charger and other necessary electronic accessories with you. I also recommend taking toiletries and one outfit that you would need for a day or two in case your luggage is lost or delayed.
Make Your Life Easier
Traveling is the perfect time to take those trial size products you have accumulated. Get freebies when you can – ask your dentist for toothpaste samples or your hairdresser for shampoo samples.
Snack size baggies are perfect for individual jewelry and toiletries. in bigger ones and not worry about leaks or spills. Toss in a few extra ones for down the road. I like to take a bag for dirty clothes too.
Packing tips for the frugal traveler
What items do you typically forget when you travel? For me, it’s toiletries and beauty products. I usually find myself in a CVS soon after I arrive. My friend Heidi is a frequent, frugal traveler and she keeps a separate set of toiletries always packed.
Pack Snacks and Carry On Food
Pack snacks such as granola bars, instant oatmeal, nuts, and trail mix that can tide you over if you have a long layover or get in late at night. I stop at Trader Joe’s before a flight and stock up on food for a meal on the airplane. It is healthier and cheaper than the options at the airport. You can make a cooler in your hotel room with a trash can, a plastic bag, and some ice from the vending machine. Stop at a grocery store when you arrive and buy some fruit, water, and a few other staples so you can have some meals in your room.
I make a copy of my itinerary and give it to someone who is not traveling with me. I leave behind any credit cards I will not need and also make a copy of my travel documents and passport.
With a little preparation, you can pack like a frugal traveler and have extra money to spend at your destination! What packing tips do you have to share with us?