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Who isn’t dreaming of a warm getaway, or maybe even a winter getaway full of skiing and a hot drink? It sounds like something everyone needs right now, but the stress sets in when you start to think about packing.

Thankfully, stylist Erica Wark has some helpful hacks to help maximize our space to bring all our essentials along.

FOR SUMMER WEATHER

USE PACKING CUBES

When it comes to packing effectively, we have two words for you: packing cubes. These will come in really handy, especially in carry-on luggage. These cubes save a lot of space and keep your things organized throughout your travels.

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LIMIT YOUR SHOES

Everyone is guilty of bringing too many shoes on vacation, or at least not knowing how many to pack. For a one-week getaway, only bring three pair of shoes, plus the pair you’re travelling in. (Yes, really!) Those three pairs should include comfortable flats, heels and flip-flops.

STACK YOUR HATS

Hats can easily take up a lot of space in your bag, but it’s important to bring some to protect ourselves from the sun. To avoid squashing them in your bag, stack your hats inside each other. Put a scarf or dress inside the hat on top.

USE TRAVEL SIZE PRODUCTS

Toiletries are always tough to pack, so finding travel size versions of your essentials is key.

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PACK YOUR JEWELRY IN TRAVEL CASES

Travel cases for your earrings, necklaces and rings keep everything organized, avoiding you spending half of your vacation time untangling them.

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USE WATERPROOF AND DRY BAGS

Because packing wet bathing suits and towels isn’t fun for anyone, and splash proof products will stop your things from getting wet or ruined.

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FOR WINTER WEATHER

USE WINTER PACKING CUBES

Whether you’re going to the beach or skiing, these cubes are a game changer.

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INVEST IN VACUUM BAGS

Packing for winter means bulky sweaters, jackets and boots. How do we stop ourselves from packing five suitcases per person (and avoid hefty baggage fees)?! Packing cubes and roll up vacuum bags can reduce a lot of space—just roll it, zip it and let out all the air.

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ROLL UP BIG JACKETS

Erica’s roll-up method goes like this: fold sleeves inward, fold jacket in half, start rolling it from the bottom up and put two elastic bands around the roll to secure it. Lastly, place the roll in the hood and suddenly, your jacket didn’t take up all your space!

FILE, DON’T STACK

Filing your clothes saves more space than stacking them, especially if you create bookends with bulkier items and fill the space in the middle with all the rest.

BRING WASHABLE BAGS

Instead of using plastic bags, these reusable bags can help you store your boots on your way to your destination and keep your dirty laundry together on the way back. Always place your heavy boots in one of these bags by the wheels, so your heavy items stay at the bottom.

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USE BINDER CLIPS FOR CORDS

Let’s face it—you’re probably bringing some sort of technology on your next vacay. To keep it all handy and untangled, use binder clips to secure your cords and headphones in a travel bag.

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As per ideal carry-on suitcases, Erica fits all of her clothes, shoes, travel bags and packing cubes in the AWAY The Carry-On Suitcase found at Nordstrom.