Packing for a 2 Day Trip

September 20, 2013

As another trip approaches, I once again take out my handy dandy overnight bag and decide to pack wisely this time.  For my 14-day trip to Georgia & Virginia I ended up bringing way more than I needed and was 5 lbs away from my luggage being overweight so I learned my lesson- I didn’t even wear half of what I had packed for that trip.  Tomorrow morning I will be taking a road trip to Carbondale, Illinois to visit my grandparents and lovely cousin’s.  I will spend a few hours there enjoying dinner with them, sleeping a couple hours and then in the wee hours of the morning continuing my travels back to Greensboro, Georgia to surprise my grandmother for her 80th Birthday.  Unfortunately, I will only be spending one day there and again, leaving in the early hours of the morning the next day to come back home.  So what do I bring for such a short trip?

  • Camera
  • All essential chargers (phone, camera, laptop)
  • Laptop
  • Makeup
  • Hair Curlers (admittedly I could bring my curling iron to cut down on space, but since I will be driving instead of taking a plane I am going with the curlers- a fast and easy alternative)
  • Black summer dress with swimsuit and white floppy hat for tomorrow at my grandparents as well as the next day when we take a boat to lunch
  • Light blue top paired with black leggings and boots and white blazer if it is chilly.
  • Not Pictured: yoga pants and comfy t-shirt for the car ride there and back

For a trip like this my grandpa’s motto sticks with me: If you forget it, you can buy it there.  With this weather I think it is perfect to have a pair of leggings, a summer dress and a blazer.

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