Love these travel light tips...am constantly decluttering and looking for ways to simplify my life so thx for your advise in applying yogic principles to my airborne travels. OM
Oh and that summer list would look like this:
-sample size toiletries (<3.4oz ea) in qt size ziplock baggie
-hairbrush, toothbrush, travel hairdryer
-2 pr synthetic under wear
-2-4 short sleeve tops (synthetic)
-2 pr shorts (synthetic) or have access to a dryer
-bathing suit (ok 2)
-1 pr walking shoes/sneakers , sandals
What you wear on the plane is the dressier pr of slacks (can be used when you go out to eat or have to dress up a little) , short sleeve shirt with somekind of coverup that can be used with shorts etc later, dressier shoes or sandals.
The big thing is to take only synthetics so they can be washed/dried in the bathroom overnight and to take clothes etc that all go together - mix/match!
Happy traveling and BREATH!
Having worked for the airlines, and having to go standby all the time, I ALWAYS travel with only 2 carryons - a rollaboard suitcase and tote bag that has my purse IN it. The trick is to only carry sample size toiletries, NO COTTON clothes since they are bulky and don't dry very quickly, make sure EVERY piece of clothing coordinates and can have multiple uses. I wear a top at least 2x. The 1st time I wear it in the evening after a shower, 2nd time the following day and then it gets washed/line dried in the bathroom overnight. Pants/shorts/skirts get used until they are diry. 2-3prs underware (one on, one washed/dried overnight). 2 pr shoes max (1 on, 1packed). If you are traveling with someone, coordinate who takes the hair dryer/curler etc - or opt to go au naturel!
If you are traveling to different places, no one will notice that you are wearing the same clothes.
Someone once reccomended: put out everything you take into 3 piles - luxuries you want to take - other stuff you want to take - bare necessities. Then get rid of all the other stuff and take only the necessitites.
pack 5 tops for the holiday and two for the road. one for the road and one for coming back. then try to match these 5 tops with 2 different skirts and pants. pack l2 ightweight dresses as a bonus. if you are going to beach take a kaftan that you can wear from day to night. two shoes. there you go/
It would be great if you could print a "sample" list of what to pack for a week that one could put in a carry-on suitcase.