Packing – 8 Day 7 Night Cruise Series: “Suitcase Packing Tips & Tricks”

Our Canada and New England cruise is getting closer and closer every day and it won’t be long before it is upon us which means it won’t be long before I try my very best to pack just *one* suitcase…albeit a large 29″ spinner suitcase, but just one none-the-less. 🙂  I do plan to have a Vera Bradley Weekender bag handy just in case I have any overage and if I don’t end up using it going, I know I’ll be able to fit it into my or Chris’s suitcase and will utilize it for souvenirs for our trip home.

Here are the bags I have set aside and am anxiously waiting to fill!! 🙂  (I’m excited, can you tell?) 😉


I know those of you who follow me know that I’m now a HUGE fan of packing cubes and packing folders. Here are links to the items that I use:  Shacke Pak  (packing cubes) & the Medium Eagle Creek Packing Folder.  I know that I will definitely, ***easily*** be able to fit every item of clothing into these spiffy packing mechanisms because I am taking literally half of the clothes that I took on our 15-Night Hawaiian cruise…Here is the packing folder filled up nicely with over 20 tops that I took to Hawaii; I will take less than half of that amount on the 8-Day Canada and New England cruise.


And here is what my suitcase looked like filled to the brim with my packing folder and cubes:


–I needed that ^^ entire suitcase just for clothes–I used another smaller suitcase (below) for all of my “Must Haves” for that trip.


I am bound and determined to fit all of my clothes and must haves into my one large suitcase…..a-n-d yes ***IF*** I absolutely cannot fit everything into that one suitcase, my Weekender bag will be there ready and waiting for me–As y’all saw, it has a lovely sheath that fits over the suitcase’s handle which will make it easy to maneuver (I only have to get it from the car to the Princess folks on the dock–We are driving to NY and parking in a close, secure parking lot).


I will be packing 5 other small bags to go into that large suitcase as well, one for my cosmetics, this Thirty-One bag:


One very small Thirty-One bag for my jewelry:


And the other three bags will hold my hair products and perfume, my Must Haves, and my hair brushes and accessories:


Fingers crossed that I will be able to fit everything into that one suitcase. 🙂  I’m ready to roll now, and as I said in my other post…I’m trying NOT to wish my life away…BUT, I just need for the time to pass so that we can once again be off on an amazing adventure.  One that will collect memories for us to cherish and relive for the rest of our lives. 🙂

Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤

~Arlynn ❤

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