Be My Guest: Arianna Belle

23 Jan

Arianna was my very first blogging buddy. She used to live like 2 miles away from me but then she moved. Womp.

Her blog always makes me feel so at ease. Her focus is organization and I’m always so surprised at how many things she manages to find organizational. And she does it in such a way that always looks stylish.

Today she’s sharing some tips on organizing that pesky task of packing for a trip. I hate packing more than the dentist.

Take it away, Ari.

Hi all! Arianna here of Arianna Belle Organized Interiors filing in for my amiga Irene today while she’s away in beautiful Peru and Costa Rica. When I travel there are a few things I like to keep in mind that makes packing a bit more efficient. Hope any of you that may also soon be jetting off somewhere find them useful!

  • Make a list of outfits you’ll wear each day. Doing so will help prevent over-packing.
  • Choose versatile pieces that you can mix and match.
  • Save space by tightly rolling as much of your clothing as possible. Line the botton of the suitcase with your heaviest items first, then put lighter items on top of that.
  • Fill nooks and crannies with smaller items -socks, belts, etc.
  • Since shoes can take up a lot of space, try to wear on the plane your bulkiest pair.
  • Always put toiletries in a plastic bag. Believe me, you definitely don’t want to open your suitcase and find that the shampoo (or lotion, or body wash) exploded all over your clothes.
  • Leave some space for anything you might want to bring back!

Thank you so much for filling in for me, Ari.

Make sure to visit her blog if you need to put your organizational skills in check.

Happy Monday!


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13 Responses to “Be My Guest: Arianna Belle”

  1. Lonely Wife Project January 23, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    I’m going to plan a vacation just so I can use these tips!

  2. anh January 23, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    i use to be able to pack lightly but now with all the preventative facial stuff that i use everyday it makes it really hard. i need to find a better way to travel with those…

  3. victoria | vmac+cheese January 23, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    All great tips! And agreed — Arianna has an uncanny knack for showing me how to organize things that I didn’t even know I could organize. She’s a talented one!

  4. Sara Mueller January 23, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    great tips! and happy anniversary Irene! I hope Machu Picchu was fun!

  5. Oh, It's Just Perfect! January 23, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    Great packing advice although I fear that I will always be a hopeless packer. I start out with the best of intentions, get bored and just start throwing everything in my bag!

  6. lily January 23, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    Love this…thanks for the great tips !! :)


  7. Katrina - Dot Dot Dash January 24, 2012 at 1:43 am #

    Super helpful packing advice.
    I’m the queen of list making so it’s silly that I haven’t done that for packing.
    Great guest post!
    x kat

  8. Jessica January 24, 2012 at 4:34 am #

    Leaving room for souvenirs is such an important trip – you never know what you’ll find! But I always remember that if I find something that won’t fit in the suitcase, I can always mail it back.

  9. Erika [small shop] January 24, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    I actually sketch out my pieces and match them up into outfits, and then also sketch each day’s outfits out. I’m crazy I know, but that way I don’t have to think about it while on vacation! And, sometimes there is no full-length mirror in your room!

  10. Arianna Belle January 25, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    Thanks for having me Irene! Hope you’re having an amazing time!

  11. Kaitlin February 13, 2014 at 9:55 am #

    Great tips! What kind of camera is the one in the picture, I love it!

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