How to Pack

0 Posted by - May 1, 2012 - Travel & Places

I’m going to New York this week, as in the city. I’ve been to New York before. Once. For five hours. With a bunch of glee club girls from North Carolina. I’m pretty sure we spent most of that time standing on top of the Empire State Building debating the questions of the universe.

Julie: I kind of have the sick urge to jump.

Linda: Shut up. I might shit myself just thinking about it.

Me: So if you jumped and shit yourself, which would hit the ground first: you, or the shit?

Julie: We could find out…

Linda: SHUT UP!

Me: Well, come to think of it, both you and the shit should accelerate at the same rate, you know, according to the laws of physics, so you’d probably land pretty close to the same time.

Julie: Dude.

Anyway, point being, I felt like a country bumpkin pretty much the whole time I was there and I’m worried this trip will be a repeat, with me all sticking out like a sore thumb in my sneakers and beige coat among a sea of black-clad fast-walking business people. So packing for this trip was a little intimidating.

Luckily, now there is Pinterest. I never again have to feel as if I am unprepared to do anything. Yes, Pinterest told me how to pack.


This pin from A Pair & a Spare was by far the most popular packing pin, so I gave it a try. My process was a little different…


  • Kate George May 1, 2012 - 11:45 pm Reply

    Have fun in NYC! I say pack nothing. Just buy what you need while you’re there…

  • Kristen S May 2, 2012 - 1:40 am Reply

    I am a big fan of your site! I actually found you on *gasp* Pinterest! Your reviews have me literally laughing out loud, not just lol-ing. Enjoy your trip to NYC. I cannot wait to hear the full report. =)

  • Beth Caudill May 2, 2012 - 7:35 am Reply

    You know there is this HCRW chapter member that has this video on how to pack. 🙂

    Might at least allow you to skip step two. 😛

    • Pintester May 9, 2012 - 8:26 pm Reply

      I have referenced hers in the past. She is a much better packer than I am. 🙂

  • Steph May 2, 2012 - 10:19 am Reply

    Have fun in New York!!
    I also agree with Kate. Buy what you need when you get there…or be like me and pack a huge ass suitcase that goes over the checked bag limit. Then, pay an extra shit load of money because you NEED it all…including help carrying it everywhere you go!

  • Juani (@juaniWC) May 2, 2012 - 11:26 am Reply

    I always pack too much shit,and always vow to do better next time.And always end up repeating the vicious cycle.

  • inkgrrl May 2, 2012 - 3:19 pm Reply

    I’m with Kate. It’s New Yawk. You can find anything there, cheap.

    Also, I LOVE the Rationalize Shoes step… not sure I ever stop doing that, travel or no.

    Have a fabulous time, and traveling mercies babe!!

  • WTFPinterest May 4, 2012 - 11:59 am Reply

    I love you so hard right now. You are so freaking hilarious. Hope you had a great time in my city!

    • Pintester May 9, 2012 - 8:27 pm Reply

      I loved it! You’re not looking for a roommate who likes to craft (badly), are you? 😉

  • Alana May 9, 2012 - 10:48 pm Reply

    Those lace-trimmed cotton undershort things would only be considered a ‘basic’ at a Gothic Lolita convention.

  • Elisa June 28, 2012 - 7:05 am Reply

    There is nothing rational about that fourth pair of shoes. Jebus. My ankles hurt just looking at them 0_0

  • Twinfich July 12, 2012 - 12:04 am Reply

    This is totally random but are those “accessories” nipple tassels to match with your “key palette items”?

  • JenOHerron July 25, 2012 - 9:24 am Reply

    please tell me you’ve seen this (I am so excited to reference one of my favorite bloggers, Jenna Marbles (aka people I stalk on any available outlet) to another favorite (You) !!

    • Pintester July 25, 2012 - 9:31 am Reply

       @JenOHerron LOVE Jenna Marbles. 🙂 So much fun!

  • christaann September 2, 2012 - 11:21 am Reply

    I don’t think I packed as much as that Pinterest pin for a weeklong trip to Europe! Geez! 

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