Julie Morgenstern Brings Us Packing Bliss: How To Save Money By Traveling Light

Organizing expert Julie Morgenstern on how to make packing stress-free

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Packing bliss:  Suitcase packed in less than an hour, with exactly what you need, in one compact roll-a-board and a carry on.

Packing nightmare: Four hours of frantic decision making, resulting in a 10 ton suitcase, excess baggage fees, and a you’ve-got-to-be-kidding me moment when your six ounce tube of $35 hand cream is confiscated by airport security because it’s over the three ounce limit (and you forgot it was in your handbag!)  Worst of all, upon arrival at your destination, you discover you don’t actually have what you need.  So, off you go to local boutiques and the hotel gift shop for clothes and toiletries to get you through the trip. This is not how to spend your travel budget!

A girl’s gotta be prepared, but the days of steamer trunk travel, are long gone. Click here to see how to pack blissfully light on the Beyond Today blog— so you can save your travel dollars for sightseeing and memorable dinners!


New York Times bestselling author Julie Morgenstern is an organizing and time-management expert, business productivity consultant and speaker. Her company, Julie Morgenstern Enterprises, is dedicated to using her philosophies and methods to provide a wide range of practical solutions that transform the way people and companies function.

One Response so far.

  1. avatar Joan Larsen says:

    Hi Julie,

    I travel – a lot.  .  . and I do like my own secrets and way to not be in a frenzy.  A huge thing is the stuff for our beautiful look of hair . . . and of course, the essential cosmetics.  And so I take nothing out of the cabinets — as I have zip-lok bags of duplicates to my needs of this sort that are just for travel — and I don’t mix the two.  Perfect.

    On clothes, shoes are heavy and a killer – so I be sure the one casual pair is one I can hike the streets of mountainous France and still feel good at day’s end – and then one dressy pair – period.
    All else – clothes – are suitable for those color shoes, mixing and matching tops with scarves that are so easy to have packed and ready for travel – period – as well as travel jewelry.  For under things I tend to carry older things that can be tossed en route to make room for purchases – well, unless an assignation is planned — and that is another story (and I bet a good one!) 

    All this ensures peace of mind long ahead — and decisions are mostly made.

    And in travelling in strange places where I don’t expect to see anyone I would ever know, just who am I trying to impress anyhow (though I admit it took me years to get to that place!)