We’re in the middle of “summer vacation” season and everything seems to be moving at one hundred miles per hour! Getting ready for your weekend trips or weeklong getaways shouldn’t be as stressful as it often is. If you take the time to plan out your packing lists, you can streamline the whole process and focus more on last minute details, rather than double checking your suitcase whenever you remember something you want to bring with you!
The best way to go about setting yourself up for stress-free packing is to organize your list into categories. If you have your list sectioned off into categories such as “Clothes” (shirts, dresses, jeans, shorts, etc), “Electronics” (phone chargers, cameras, extra batteries, etc) “Shoes” (flip flops, heels, sneakers and flats) “Toiletries” “Accessories” and “Outerwear”, you’ll be more likely to remember everything that you need from that category, rather than trying to remember everything you’d like to pack, all at once.
One thing that can really help your packing experience is a nice set of luggage. Finding a bag you can take on weekend trips but that’s tough enough for longer vacations can be difficult, especially if you want something more unqiue than normal, everyday luggage. Let’s face it – most luggage is boring. Every bag on the airport carousel has ribbon or string attached to make it stand out amongst the sea of black, red, and navy suitcases circling around.
Of course, it doesn’t have to be that way. Baker, known for their sturdy and reliable materials, make some of the nicest luggage around! In that classic durable Baker plaid you won’t have to worry about mixing your bags up, nor having your weekend bag fall apart after a two-week trek. The Baker Duffle bag is the best of all worlds – tough, sturdy, and stylish!
Baker also makes a great large purse, or carry on, bag. Their Baker Taylor Tote is perfect for short trips, as a carry on, or even as an every day purse. It’s gorgeous – the leather handles, brand stamp and curved leather bottom really stand out and add to the durability as well as the style.
If you travel for business, or if you just want to make sure your clothes stay neat, the Baker Garment Carrier is a must-have, too. Ditch the dry-cleaner bags and put your valuable clothes in something that’s way sturdier and stands out from the crowd. The leather accents make this a really stylish piece, as well as showing that it had the durability to wear that famous Baker name.
Getting ready for your trip doesn’t have to be a chore. Get yourself organized ahead of time with a list of everything you need, and make sure all of your luggage is clean and ready to be used! It’s also a good idea to double check your travel arrangements a week ahead of time, to make sure you didn’t book a hotel for Dover, VT when you intended on traveling to Dover, DE (true story!). Take some time to think before you pack, and then pack smarter. If you set yourself up for success with a well organized list and Baker luggage that you can be proud of, packing for your next trip can be exciting – a reminder of what’s to come!