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Summer Essential Packing List


It's summertimeeee! And that means weekend trips, vacations, and time for holiday. But along with the excitement of vacation also comes the stress: what to pack, and how to pack it?!

I've rounded up some of my favorite summer essentials that I don't travel without. Some may be no-brainers, and others might be just the thing you were looking for. But you certainly won't regret packing any of these items.


Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Clear Face ($9) | Steve Madden ($80) | SojoS Vision ($13) | Kenra Dry Texture Defining Spray ($22) | Mommy Burnout ($27) | A New Day at Target Floppy Hat ($15) | Kate Spade New York Backpack ($173) | Camelbak Eddy ($15)

1. Stay Hydrated

It can be easy to get dehydrated on any trip - you get so busy you forget to drink enough water! If you are flying, it's especially common to feel dehydrated because of the altitude changes, but even if you're on a roadtrip, make sure you drink plenty of fluids! You may need to take more pitstops, but you'll arrive to your destination feeling fresh and awake and ready to hit to go!

2. Repurpose Like a Pro

Pack items that can be re-worn and repurposed to cut down on a huge packing list. Use your carry-on bag as a beach bag and repurpose a flowy sundress as a pool cover-up. This is an easy way to make you wardrobe seem a lot more expansive and allows you to save room in your suitcase for things you may pickup on the trip.

3. Accessorize

Simple outfits can go from day-to-night with a few accessory changes. Instead of packing multiple outfits for each day, use scarves, statement jewelry, hats, and belts to expand your closet and get more use out of each outfit.

4. Roll and Go

Rolling your clothes it a great way to save space in your suitcase. You may even be able to pack everything you need for your trip in just a carry-on bag or small weekender bag! This will work best for clothes that are stretchy (aka - not cotton) like t-shirts, knit fabrics, and jeans. To keep everything rolled neatly in your bag, try these.

5. Travel-Friendly Spill and Stain Removers

As a mom, I don't go anywhere without bringing some Dreft stain remover, a Tide To-Go Stick, and Lysol Spray - of course, all in travel-size containers. Even if I don't have access to a washing machine, Dreft stain remover works wonders for spot treatment and hand-washing in a bathroom sink! When we go on our bi-annual trip to Hilton Head, I always bring a few Tide Pods in a sealed bag because I know they won't leak or explode in our suitcases. Very travel safe and

What are some of your favorite summer packing tips?

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