How To Pack A Travel Capsule Wardrobe
Inside My Travel Capsule Wardrobe
Due to an unfortunate water leak, we had to have the hardwood floors in the entire main floor redone. We had to move out of our house, furniture and all for over a month while they did them, so we decided to take the family to Costa Rica for a month, then come back and stay with my parents for the remaining two weeks.
The process went faster than anticipated, and we were able to come into the house the day after we landed. We’ve been reassembling the house, cleaning, putting the kitchen cabinets and counters back together, cleaning, moving furniture, cleaning, and cleaning. There is sawdust EVERYWHERE.
So while we have been home for the last 6 days, I’ve been living out of my suitcase because I can’t get to my clothes.
I have a strict rule of packing in a carry-on only, and have done previous unpacking videos to show you what I took and what I would have done differently. The longest I’ve ever packed for in a carry-on was 3 weeks in 2 climates with no washer and dryer.
For this trip I had 5 different parts of the trip: airplane and travel, beach, yoga, adventure, and putting our home back together/normal life/prepping for back-to-school. We had access to a washer and dryer which made it so much easier.
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For the Airplane
1 Pair jeans
For the Beach
Swimsuits and coverups
1 Flip flop
1 Silver sandal
1 Sun hat
4 Dresses for dinner, going to the grocery store, etc.
1 Adventure pants
1 Adventure top
1 Water shoe
1 Water sandal
1 Hiking shoe (wore horse-back riding and ziplining)
1 Adventure hat
3 Pairs no-show socks
1 Rain jacket
3 Yoga pants
3 Sports bras
3 Yoga tops
For the Transition Home
3 Tops (including 1 adventure-wear top)
1 Brown sandals
1 Pair earrings
For All Parts of the Trip
1 Coated canvas tote
What I Would Do Differently
I would have left the yoga tops home. I just wore the sports bras. I didn’t wear the water sandals, but I should have for walking down the beach to restaurants and the sailing club. The water ruined my flip flops. I should have left my hairdryer and flat iron at my parents’ house.
What I Didn’t Take
My engagement ring, sapphire pendant, and bracelet. I never, ever take expensive jewelry when we travel. I have a plain wedding band. Anything I truly value. Would I be upset about if it were ruined, lost, stolen, or broken? Then I don’t take it.