Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New York, Here I Come!

hey guys so I'm really excited because on Saturday I leave to go to.....New York/New Jersey! I'm actually staying at new jersey because I have a house there but I'll be spending a lot of time in New York. I haven't been there in a long time and I'm really looking forward to it! Especially because of all the shopping there! I pinky promise I'll take a bunch of pictures and upload them here! So if I don't really post anything next week, its probably because i cant really take my computer to New York...
I'm also really excited to go to New york because I can visit my family in New Jersey...
 I've found that packing for a trip to the city, or anywhere, or a long time (I'll be staying for two weeks), can be very stressful and difficult! So I've made a list of tips to remember when packing for a vacation:

  • Find a good suitcase! Get a sturdy one that can hold a lot of your items and don't overstuff; I know its hard to resist!
  • Be prepared, you dont want to be one of those people who packs frantically last minute, only to find out when you get to your vacation spot that you packed too little or not accordingly for the trip! For example, my friend is quite the procastinator and she told me of a time when she was going to Hawaii and had to pack very last minute. When she got to her hotel in Hawaii, she found out she hadn't packed a single swimsuit! 
  • Roll your clothing! This will miminize wrinkles and take up less room!
  • Make a list of all the activities and events you are going to do on the trip and pack according to that!
  • Bring more tops than bottoms! Shirts take up less space and repeating the same pair of jeans isn't really that noticeable.
And thats all! Hope this helped prevent future packing disasters! :) Please comment below letting me know your thoughts, opinions, and suggestions..


  1. Elle,

    I love the roll the clothing tip!! It actually does work!! Thanks again for the great tips!

    And remember to take some pics!!

    Have fun in New York, the fashionista capital!

  2. I can't even tell you how many times I have forgotten essential items when packing! Good tips!

  3. Going on vacation next week, thanks for all the great packing tips!