What’s in my Travel Bag?

Travel and Makeup Bag Organisation

Confessions of an overpacker!

“How much stuff are you taking???” For many years when it came to organising I held a deep dark secret. I was an over packer. Frequently there would be weekends away or holidays which required more than one bag for clothes and another bag just for my shoe choices. It was only until one weekend away in which I saw that for two nights I had packed so much it didn’t fit in the boot and had to be placed on the backseat that I decided that I needed to make a change. This change came in the form of a genius invention called packing cells! I saw these as a great organisational tool to help me to set limits, create containers and soothe my need for organisation in all aspects of life.


I purchased these from Katmandu when they were on sale and they come in three sizes Large, Medium and Small. I love the fact that when I went away last weekend I picked a small suitcase that would amply suit my needs and set myself a packing limit and container of two medium bags and a small.

IMG_8332The great news is that after packing I found that I had room to spare! I rolled my t-shirts and shorts rather than folding creating more space and allowing everything to be placed in a neat home in my suitcase. It even surprised me that though I had limited my clothing choices I was not lacking in clothing options or wishing I had packed something different instead.

Because I had maximised space in the main suitcase compartment I was even able to place shoes in the zipper compartment up above. I always keep my shoes in plastic bags when travelling to prevent dirt from falling onto your clean clothes. Another tip is to grab the complimentary shower cap at hotels to place on the bottom of your shoes to prevent the spreading of dirt as well.

I hope that you enjoyed this week’s Clean and Organised. Please leave a comment below with any questions or tell me what your favourite travel organisation tip is? Bye for now


Organising your luggage with packing cells- Video tour

Check out my organisation for a small trip away using packing cells. A must watch for anyone who struggles with packing their suitcase.

Katmandu packing cells: http://www.kathmandu.com.au/packing-cell-v2-men-sangria.html

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