Posts tagged "packing"

Your Last-Minute Being-Around-Kids Preparation Checklist

I’m gonna tell you some cute stories about my nephews! I got to Texas yesterday morning to visit my family for Christmas. I’ve got three nephews who are better than anyone else’s kids, ever, in every single way, especially in cuteness. The first thing my middle, four-year-old nephew did when I got in the car…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 24, 2014

17 Things You Might Forget To Pack For College

So you’ve bought the sheets, the desk lamp, the shoe racks, the posters that will fall off after two months, the hangers, the towels, the laptop and the notebooks. You pillaged the shit out of your local bedding supply co. and you’re feeling like a champ … or in a cloudy haze of coupons and…

By: Alyson Penn / August 5, 2013

How To Beat Airline Baggage Weight Limits: Wear Your Luggage!

As a chronic over-packer, there have definitely been a few times I've had to waddle through airport security wearing six layers of clothing that wouldn't fit in my suitcase. Now a new product called Jaktogo is taking that idea to a whole new level. Jaktogo appears to be nothing more than a thin tote bag,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 8, 2012

5 Things To Do When You Move

For the past two weeks, I’ve been running around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to prepare for the biggest change in my young adult life. I am moving to New York this week and while I’m extremely excited, I’m also just as anxious and panicky. I’ve learned that moving to a…

By: College Candy / August 6, 2012

What Are Your Best Packing Tips And Secrets?

So I'm heading to London today for the Olympics! But before I head out, I have to do one thing -- pack. And I'm terrible at it. My general packing philosophy is to shove all of my favorite clothes into my bag and hope that somehow they create enough outfits. It means I don't carry…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 2, 2012

Watch Tavi Pack For Fashion Week

It's not easy being a 15-year-old wunderkind. Aside from the basic responsibilities of going to high school, blogger Tavi Gevinson also runs her own magazine -- Rookie Mag -- and covers Fashion Week. After the jump, we catch up with her as she prepares to head from her home in Chicago to New York for…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 10, 2012

How Not To Pack For A Trip

Last week I went down to San Diego for a few days. In theory, it should have been a very simple trip to pack for: throw a couple pairs of cutoffs and a swimsuit in a duffel bag and you're good to go. In reality, I jammed a rucksack full of roughly 200 pounds of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 29, 2011

The Reversible Jean Makes Its Debut

Finally, the conundrum of how to pack light has been answered. European denim line Salsa Fits My Life has designed The Two, a reversible jean with light and dark washes. One side of the jean is a light wash that's perfect for day, and the other side is a dark denim finish that'll make dressing…

By: Annika Harris / November 11, 2010

Packing Suddenly Looks Fun

If that's not the best-looking pile of soon-to-be-packed clothes ever, we don't know what is. Jane Aldridge sure knows how to pack for a trip. [Sea of Shoes]…

By: Lily Q / May 1, 2010

Random Uses For Shower Caps

Travel much? HotelChatter wants to give you some suggestions on how to recycle or get the best use out of hotel shower caps. Some of these suggestions are actually pretty useful! (Even though a few have some scary implications.) There are a few good uses for your travel wardrobe—try packing shoes in a spare cap,…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 16, 2010

6 Ways To Maximize Your Suitcase Space

I've just zipped a carry-on-sized suitcase that holds all the contents necessary for me to look presentable (maybe even good!) for nine days. Bow to me, gods of efficient packing, because my days of checking two huge bags for a one-week trip are dead and gone. Read on to learn how to pack like a…

By: Lily Q / March 13, 2010

Make Moving Easier With Pre-Labeled Packing Tape

Moving is a big ole pain in the behind, so we'll take anything that makes the process even a tiny bit more manageable. That's why we'll be picking up some of this room-specific packing tape next time we switch apartments. Instead of scrawling labels on moving boxes (not so helpful if your handwriting's illegible), just…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 26, 2010

How To Pack: Tried And True Tricks To Make It Easier

There was a time in my life when I was traveling so much it seemed I couldn't unpack my bags before I had to stuff them all over again. Needless to say, through trial and error, I developed a few techniques to make the process easier and more foolproof. Since several Frisky staffers are already…

By: Erin Flaherty / November 10, 2009

How To Pack For A Weekend Away: 10 Tips

Labor Day weekend is a week away and friends are already stressing over what to pack. Which is silly. Packing for a long weekend should be easy as hell and take no more than 20 minutes. We've got some tips to do it quickly and right after the jump.

By: Lily Q / August 28, 2009

Free Sephora Samples + Beauty Packing Tips

Who doesn't love a freebie? Until tomorrow (hurry up!), you can pick five free samples with your Sephora order. Even better, the selection is travel-friendly and includes tiny packages of essentials like Bliss Body Butter, designer eau de toilette, Laura Geller foundation, and PHYTO Phyto 9 nourishing hair cream (our favorite for fried beach hair).

By: Leonora Epstein / August 3, 2009