Packing Secrets Revealed

Comedy sketches have been written based on women packing for trips. If we could fit in the kitchen sink, we’d probably consider taking that, too. It’s never too late to get a handle on the process so you can carry exactly what you’ll need, not a shred more. A well-packed suitcase also takes the stress out of dressing when you’re on the road.

Heed these packing tips from Monica Escamilla, Ming Wang Product Specialist, and you’ll take a load off your mind, not to mention your hands.

Women usually over pack their luggage. How do we avoid that?

I think it’s important to always have a set of basic foundation pieces that work with multiple outfits. Instead of packing several pairs of jeans or black pants, pack one of each that looks good with all tops and jackets. The two pieces will give you dressy and casual looks. As for shoes, I recommend packing a casual flat pair of shoes, such as ballet flats, and a dressier shoe, perhaps a black pump or boot (depending on the weather). Shoes take up a lot of space in your suitcase, so the fewer you take the better. Also save space by wearing your bulkiest items on the plane, such as boots or coats.