There are two varieties of individuals on this world: underpackers and overpackers. For those who fall into the latter class like me, a research that Trunk Membership (Nordstrom’s private styling firm) not too long ago carried out will in all probability pique your curiosity. The study examined the travel and packing habits of Americans and located {that a} whopping 62% of these surveyed admitted to overpacking when touring, which the research attributed to the truth that almost all began packing 24 hours earlier than leaving. In addition they voted that packing is extra irritating than the journey itself. Yikes.

The research discovered that “nearly a quarter of the average suitcase [is] left untouched when traveling,” which is a disgrace after we might all use that further house for issues we’ll really put on, and even swap out our suitcase for a smaller one. So what are the most typical objects that vacationers at all times pack however by no means put on? Jackets, long-sleeved shirts, and socks. (This tidbit could be useful to bear in mind the subsequent time you make a packing checklist.) Maggie Mee, the head of merchandising at Trunk Membership, advises, “To avoid overpacking, consider using versatile items that can be repurposed for multiple outfits and occasions.” Translation: Slender it down to 1 jacket, two long-sleeve shirts, and solely sufficient socks to cowl the days when sporting sneakers that truly require socks.

Read the survey for much more findings from the research, and scroll to buy a few of the versatile objects I have been packing as of late.


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