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5 Tips for Packing Light for the Snow

This summer I took the kids to see my family in Rhode Island. It was sunny and warm the whole time, so they mostly lived in dresses and bathing suits, but their suitcases were still filled to the brim. I’d love to take them back over the holidays next year, but that means a whole lot of snow and snow gear. If you have a some snowy plans this winter, check out these 5 Tips for Packing Light for the Snow.

Simple changes to the suitcase, like filling snow boots with toiletries and socks, can make a big difference. It’s not easy packing light when you need parkas and layers, but these helpful tips can definitely lighten your load.

Check out the 5 Tips for Packing Light for the Snow here…

  • 5 Tips for Packing Light for the Snow 1 of 6
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  • Space Bags 2 of 6
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    Use space bags to compress all your snow jackets as tightly as they can be.
    Buy a set for $37.29 at Amazon.

  • Ditch the Toiletries 3 of 6
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    Since snow gear can take up quite a bit of space, avoid bringing certain toiletries and instead buy them once you have arrived at your destination.
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • Multi-Purpose Layers 4 of 6
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    Pack layers that you can wear with several outfits and are made to keep in warmth.
    Buy these merino wool leggings for $40 at REI.

  • Wear it On 5 of 6
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    If you're going on a plane or even in the car, wear your heavy snow jacket on. You can also use it as a pillow.
    Buy it for $289 at REI.

  • Stuff the Snow Boots 6 of 6
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    If you're putting snow boots in your bag, fill them up with socks and accessories you'll need for the entire trip.
    Buy them for $180 at REI.

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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