anyone a travel minimalist?

Discussion in 'Beauty' started by MissAP, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. MissAP

    MissAP New in Town

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    Hi!

    I just joined this forum. does anyone dress in 1940s/1950s fashion but travel and pack like minimalist (30L or less backpack)? I wish I could dress in that era everyday but if I packed it'd have to pack a rolling suitcase for all of my clothing and hair rollers. I'm always trying to save space when travelling and only have a carry on so if I need to run for the train and catch my flight I can.

    I guess this is a weird question! Does anyone have any suggestions for something like this?
     
  2. Vera Godfrey

    Vera Godfrey Practically Family

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    Hi! Welcome! Not a weird question at all. In fact, even though I don't travel, it is something I've been looking into myself. Steph has some great information here.
     
  3. Vera Godfrey

    Vera Godfrey Practically Family

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    She also has a blog post with more information here.

    Hope it helps
     
  4. MissAP

    MissAP New in Town

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    oh yes! this is perfect.
    Thank you!
     
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  5. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    I hate to travel, and usually only do for some work-related reason -- and when I do, I don't take anything I can't fit into my briefcase. The only shoes I take are the ones I'm wearing, I get on the plane with my hair pinned up under a headscarf, and the clothes I'm wearing are pretty much my wardrobe for the trip, other than maybe stuffing a rolled-up sweater into the briefcase.

    I do this mostly because I hate the way airlines jerk you around with baggage, and I'm not going to make it easy for them. I'll never spend another minute of my life checking a bag, waiting to claim a bag, or trying to figure out why I'm in New York and my bag is in Cleveland.
     
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  6. OldStrummer

    OldStrummer Practically Family

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    After some twenty-five years of frequent travel with the same suitcase, I had to finally replace it. It was a Briggs & Riley, and even though they are a bit pricey, I think they are well worth the few extra $$. My replacement is a carry-on size roller (because I hate checking luggage). A feature that I find I really like is the CX™ Compression-Expansion Technology. Simply open the case to its fullest capacity, then it will "compress" to fit its measured size. It doesn't mess up my clothes, either! See it here.
     
  7. LolitaHaze

    LolitaHaze Call Me a Cab

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    Unfortunately I am not a minimalist... I usually only travel for work, so that tends to include costumes (and their shoes), sometimes props, glam makeup, and my perm rods. Not to mention my daywear. I used to travel with my heavy duty bonnet dryer, but I opted to buy a travel dryer and cheap bonnet, that shouldn't take up "too much" room. Being that I am traveling with a handful of costumes next week... I bought those vacuum bags and a travel steamer. Hopefully this will save some room so I don't have to pay for another bag. It will be my first time using those, so cross my fingers. I would like to forgo my perm rods and just pincurl, but my hair just doesn't turn out the same. I also have to take my large feather fans -- which fit in my suitcase, but I also bring extra feathers and my repair kit, because I never know what will happen to them in transit. Lizzie... I am envying you right now!
     
  8. TikiOneTwo

    TikiOneTwo New in Town

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    I would like to be a minimalist, but I can't deny comfortable clothing...
     
  9. MissNathalieVintage

    MissNathalieVintage Practically Family

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    You can get travel vacuum bags


    And you can also take an extra large ziplock bag https://www.amazon.com/Ziploc-72713...9Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

    And use it as a portable wash tub, you can buy little bottles of Dr Bronner's soap to wash your clothes with. Dr Bronner's soap is easy to wash out.

    You can also get a travel clothes line:
    https://www.amazon.com/Nasdom-Cloth...9Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

    Or Travel clothes hanger:
    https://www.amazon.com/24-Pcs-Trave...jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
    I have not tried out the clothes hangers yet.


    This way you can hand wash all of your clothing and not have to bring a lot of clothing in your carry on suitcase.
     
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  10. Yahoody

    Yahoody Practically Family

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    "edit: My apologies if this is a "ladies only" topic. Just realized where I was posting so added this edit. FWIW my wife swears she had to carry half my chit most of the time on that trip to France :confused:"

    We both use to travel a lot for business and pleasure. Best I have done is take a shoulder bag, about 20l size, for three weeks in France, mid March . 1 week in Paris and 2 in the South. My wife brought a small roller carry on bag. It worked out OK I though. Tracy thought she needed bigger bag next time. I thought I should have simply brought less stuff. It would have been easier later in the year when you are sure not to need warmer clothes. And warmer weather would make laundry easier with the right clothes. But no extra shoes for me, laundries mandatory and very few extra clothes. If you are gonna buy anything it means an extra bag you'll buy to bring anything home. But I love the freedom of that kind of travel.

    The flip side is four 50lb bags, 2 pair of ski boots and 6 pair of skis for just me to spend 2 months in Chamonix working. A beeeeeeeeee ach getting to and from plus the extra luggage charges.
     
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  11. Paisley

    Paisley I'll Lock Up

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    When I was looking to move cross county a few years ago, about all I packed on my trips was a change of t-shirts and underwear in my purse. I'm too cheap to check bags.

    I recently replaced my $3 suitcase (purchased at a church sale) with a $3 suitcase purchase at Goodwill. This one has wheels!
     
  12. MissNathalieVintage

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    Here is my carryon suit case https://biaggi.com/collections/all/products/zipsak-22-foldable-spinner
    its super light weight has wheels and an arm strap too. And I also carry a back pack too, I never check my suitcases and I am able to fit a weeks worth of clothing one pair of shoes, shower shoes ( plus the ones I am already wearing), slippers, toiletries, and make-up into both bags.

    The suitcase held all of my clothing, a pack able tote bag, pack able purse, and shoes. Also an extra large ziplock bag I used for my portable wash tub, when the hotels I stayed at had no guest self serve laundry/washing machines to use. I carry a portable clothesline and two camping towels to use to help me dry my clothing, by doing the roll and squeeze/bang method to help remove access water from my clothing.

    My back pack (rucksack) carried wash bag/ make-up, and under garments.



    I placed the suitcase in the over head bin, and the backpack under the seat while on the airplane.

    For bus travel I also put my bags in the over head bin with no problems. There are some buses that will not allow you to carry your suitcase on the bus. I am allowed to carry on my smaller bag/rucksack This is totally ok due to how they load the suitcases in the bus.

    Its done by route, those exiting the bus route first on their trip these suitcases go in top/at the front. And those who are exiting their trip on the next route their suitcases will be in the middle of the bus storage, those who's trip ends last their suitcases will be way in the back of the bus storage. I've never had an issue with losing my suitcase on bus trips.


    I've done this for winter and springtime travel. And I am currently living as a part-time nomad.
     
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