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Packing Tips

Cheat Sheet: How Many Moving Boxes Will I Need?

Laura McHolm | Posted 10.06.2015 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

Movers hired? Check. Moving day scheduled? Check. Packed? Um... If your answer to this question is no, it's probably because you're overwhelmed by looking around at all the stuff in your home. One of the most common moving questions is: "How many boxes will I need?"

An Insider Guide to Travel Style: How to Pack Like a Fashion Pro

Cheapflights | Posted 10.02.2015 | Travel

No matter your packing personality, most people are always wondering what are the best clothes to pack, which outfits are the cutest and most comfortable for traveling, what's in style in different places, etc.

Arrive Like a Celebrity and Other Tips to Enjoy Your Journey

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 09.29.2015 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

Travel is inherently riddled with setbacks, disappointments, and annoyances so how you react to these will determine the outcome of a trip. You have to train yourself to think and react differently. By doing so, you'll enjoy yourself and your trip more (as will everyone around you).

How to Pick the Perfect Luggage

U.S. News Travel | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Finding the perfect bag to carry all your belongings from one place to the next can elude even the most seasoned of travelers.

Thoughts on Packing: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Erika Lafrennie | Posted 09.21.2015 | Travel
Erika Lafrennie

Let's talk about packing. A couple of weeks ago in my post on travel hacks I referenced all of the great resources out there for packing light. I said...

8 Things Not To Pack When Moving

Laura McHolm | Posted 09.14.2015 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

For medications, speak to your pharmacist, get your prescriptions transferred to your new home and find out how to transport them safely. Don't forget your pet's medications too. Talk to your vet and get those records and prescriptions transferred to your new home.

Pack Like a Pro: Tips for Traveling Light

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 09.08.2015 | Travel
Lan Anh Vu

Whether you are packing for a business trip or going on vacation, it pays to travel light. Packing can be problematic -- you don't want to lug too much from place to place, but you also don't want to pack so light and end up forgetting important items.

Packing Therapy In 10 Easy Steps

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 09.03.2015 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

I am an awesome packer. I pack light, never bring more than what fits in a carry-on, and always have what I need. But I'm horrible at packing. If it were possible to be diagnosed with a packing disorder, I would be. Here are my symptoms

How to Not Need a Vacation After a Family Vacation

Marva Soogrim | Posted 08.20.2015 | Travel
Marva Soogrim

With a vacation ahead, parents and children are excited as they look forward to the day they depart for their new adventure. A family vacation is all about having fun, relaxing, and exploring new places and cultures.

6 Tips For A Stress-Free Move

Justin Stein | Posted 08.06.2015 | HuffPost Home
Justin Stein

Whether you live in a fourth floor walk-up or the penthouse of an elevator building, moving in the city can be stressful, expensive and time consuming. I've been moving New Yorkers in-and-out of their apartments for over six years. Here are my quick tips to ensure an easy and affordable move.

A Thousand Clown Cars

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.04.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

It's like a thousand clown cars stopped all over the city and people started pouring out of them. Everywhere you look there are people wheeling suitcases to their lodgings. Bleary-eyed travelers that were Glenn and me a few days ago, walk in a Bataan Death March line dance.

6 Packing Mistakes To Avoid When Traveling With Kids

MiniTime | Posted 07.20.2015 | Travel

Don't let packing become a nightmare! A bad packing strategy can mean you don't get the most out of your family vacation. When packing for your family vacation, these usual culprits should be avoided at all costs.

5 Tricks To Keeping Your Cool And Making Time For Brunch On Moving Day

Posted 07.14.2015 | HuffPost Home

Remember that day you moved? Of course you do. You also remember your root canal and every time you got a $5 savings bond in a birthday card. On w...

How to Travel Like a Flight Attendant

U.S. News Travel | Posted 07.06.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

U.S. News decided to pick the brains of people who travel the most: flight attendants. We chatted with new and veteran flight attendants for tips on packing, overcoming jet lag and how to make the most of your destination.

11 Packing Hacks That Will Change the Way You Travel

JackThreads | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel

The worst aspect of traveling is packing your bags. And with the mounting fees being imposed by greedy airline executives, the art of efficiently fitting a bunch of clothes into a confined space is invaluable as ever.

How to Pack for an 18-Day Trip in a Carry-On

Go Ahead Tours | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Go Ahead Tours

It sounds like an impossible feat: pack for an 18-day trip in a single carry-on-sized suitcase. But Social Media Specialist Melissa proves that it's possible, as she did just the thing on her recent trip to Eastern Europe.

10 Well-Traveled Women on What You Need in Your Travel Wardrobe

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
Carrie Visintainer

I love pretty much everything about travel... except packing. There are so many questions. What will the weather do? How do I know what I'll need? What won't get wrinkled? Someone must have this figured out, right?

Splurge-Worthy Travel Gadgets That Make A Huge Difference

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.29.2015 | Travel

Some travel items you can splurge on, some you can skimp on. (We learned this the hard way after having one too many cheap suitcases fall apart on us.) Here are our picks for the essential travel products that are worth spending a little bit more on.

Everything You Need To Know About Planning A Last Minute Trip

Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel

Recent surveys reveal that Americans only use 51 percent of their eligible paid vacation days and other time off -- which, if you think about it, is r...

10 Hacks That Instantly Upgrade Your Trip

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel

Pro travelers are always game for a travel hack, especially when it's one they've never thought of before. A single game-changing trick can mean the d...

11 Weird Things You Never Knew You Could Bring On A Plane

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.12.2015 | Travel

Did you pack your parachute?

6 Packing Tips for Hoarders

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.30.2015 | Travel

The first step in reigning in an overpacking habit is to set up some ground rules and goals. Packing, like any organizational activity, requires a game plan. You be the coach: Ask yourself what perfect packing means to you.

The Makeup Packing Question

Map Happy | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

It wasn't until after going through security several times that I realized I probably should have never worried so much about packing my makeup properly in the first place.

Packing for Seven Countries With Three Kids: A Joy or a Nightmare?

Michael DeSa | Posted 04.26.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

Packing for an international trip can be tricky. Packing for a seven month expedition to a new continent, spanning seven different countries and three seasons, with five family members is overwhelming.

Packing for Your Trip to Europe: Then & Now

Go Ahead Tours | Posted 04.26.2015 | Travel
Go Ahead Tours

Our ultimate packing round-up has all the details to make packing for your trip significantly less stressful--no sun-dials needed.