16 Things I Pack But Never Wear While Traveling

Tomorrow, I leave for San Diego to attend Social Media Marketing World and excited to meet some more people in my field. What I am not looking forward to is packing. I mean let’s be honest – I am living out of a suitcase in my spare bedroom from my last trip. My bathroom products are still in protective double plastic bags in my other sink. I double bag all my products – I am a product whore – we have already established that but each lotion, remover and whatever else l think I am going to need while on vacation (or at a conference) needs to be bagged not once but twice to protect from spilling on my clothes. (Don’t worry about the environment people – I ALWAYS REUSE them so all the people waiting on the Internet to be offended about something – this is not it). I have become somewhat of a professional traveler but what I am not professional at is packing smarter and leaving the things I never wear at home and out of my huge suitcase.

Here is a list of things I pack but should not ever make it into my suitcase:

1. 2 Types of zit cream. I think one is enough and even then, I never use it.

2. Cute shoes on the floor. They should stay there and if they are not comfy at home – why in the hell do I think they are going to be better while traveling?

3. Shoes again. You can’t fold them or flatten and the reason I always have to pay overweight charge.

4. 100s of Qtips. I mean – I am one person. How many can I actually use?

5. 20 pairs of socks. I have two feet and two shoes. You do the math because apparently I can’t.

6. Jewelry for 10 different outfits. Come on – I love my bling but am I going to change the jewels that much while on vacay?

7. Electronic charges for every device I have ever owned. I don’t think I still need to bring that Iphone 4 charger since the adaptor does not plug into my Iphone 5s.

8. Laptop. Ipad. Air. Phone. Ipod. Mifi. Mophie and all corresponding chargers. Some charges work with all the devices. Please choose just 5 from the list.

9. 2 pairs of headphones? Well, I have 4 ears.

10. Underwear. Again – do the math.

11. 3 Lint Rollers. Only need one as now I know you can request black napkins at most restaurant.

12. Jackets/Sweaters – I mean how cold is it really going to get in San Diego?

13. Scarves- Try limit my accessories because I ALWAYS lose something and that something is always a scarf that I am holding in my hands but never wearing around my neck.

14. Belts. Black or brown. Decide.

15. Too much money, credit cards and other form of payment. If you bring – you will use it. Bitcoin?

16. Formal attire more suited for prom. Should probably leave that at home because I don’t even have a date.

It doesn’t matter what I do, write, list or leave at home. I am ALWAYS going to get charged the overweight bag fee because you know I am going to bring every single item on the aforementioned “leave at home” list. Happy packing, unpacking and safe travels.
Teddy Pillow

P.S. If Teddy gets to take a pillow? Should I? GO CATS! Sweet Sixteen Baby!

**Stay snarky my friends!**

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18 Responses to 16 Things I Pack But Never Wear While Traveling

  1. Marc March 25, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

    #10… Underwear. Are you claiming you bring too much? OR are you claimnig you bring it, and never wear them? LOL… On second thought… I don’t need to know the answer to this one, since you’re my cousin and all that. Just had to be snarky, since well, you know, it’s what this family is good at! =)

    • Melany March 25, 2014 at 8:51 pm #

      Thanks -snarky does run in the family! Left that one vague but maybe I should clarify? LOL

  2. Cheri @ Overactive Blogger March 25, 2014 at 5:38 pm #

    I have forgotten to pack any underwear more than I care to admit. Woops!

    • Melany March 25, 2014 at 8:51 pm #

      HAHAHA! Love it.

  3. Miguel Nolasco March 26, 2014 at 8:19 am #

    W0W !! OMFG !! I am the same way . and I just traveling from my music gigs to a friend’s music gig in the greater L A area. and It’s double everything when I do just a few days to San Diego. BTW Melany I love your Az Wcats. but they playing a team from my first hometown. G0 SDSU !! BUT W T HECK !! I HATE EVERYTHING SD. (that’s why I moved to LA) S0000 G0000 Wcats “bear down” !

    • Melany March 26, 2014 at 8:21 am #

      GO CATS!!!

  4. Heather March 26, 2014 at 10:01 am #

    #1 is too funny!! Not even needed Mel!

  5. Kellie Saxton March 26, 2014 at 10:35 am #

    Hahahaha I always over pack for cold and warm weather you never know! In SD it gets cold at night!! As far as shoes I have an entirely seperate bag for those even when I usually end u wearing two pairs!! A girl can never have too many shoes 😉 I pack double with a types of clothes just in case including underwear and boy shorts! I always over pack and don’t end up using have of the stuff I bring. My moto is its better to be safe the sorry 🙂

  6. Q Edwards March 26, 2014 at 3:15 pm #

    I do the same thing. I always take all of my accessories and most of my shoes. In my head, I’m going to 3 events a day, and each requires a wardrobe


    • Melany March 28, 2014 at 7:19 am #

      I agree – you can’t ever have enough back up-just in case!

  7. angela Armstrong March 31, 2014 at 5:18 pm #

    I don’t get the opportunity to travel at all wish I could

    • Melany April 1, 2014 at 7:48 am #

      I do and my back is paying for it right now!

  8. Dana Rodriguez April 13, 2014 at 6:27 am #

    HAHAHAHA AHH and fuckin ha

    • Melany April 14, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

      Thanks! HAHAHA!

  9. Pam Moore April 1, 2015 at 12:59 pm #

    I can so relate to almost everything in this article. The Q-Tips cracked me up seriously. I would add in the 4 workout outfits for a 4 day trip… yup, lucky to wear one of them! 😉 Thanks for the laugh.

    • Melany April 2, 2015 at 10:45 am #

      HAHA! That is so true about the workout clothes. I put them on but they may not make it to the gym! Thanks for the comment and sharing.

  10. Kim Carroll May 27, 2016 at 8:58 am #

    I am in agreement! I always pack way too much! Than I barely have enough room for the new stuff I bring back!!

    • Melany June 2, 2016 at 6:30 am #

      Right? It is such a struggle!!!

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