Traveling for Thanksgiving presents packing challenges, especially if you aren't going to your home but to the home of a significant other, friend, or roommate: Is it OK to wear my pajamas to breakfast? Do I have to wear a dress for Thanksgiving dinner? Fortunately, we're here to help relieve that holiday stress and make packing for your Turkey Day a little easier. Your guide to not overstuffing it begins right now. Read on for our tips for efficient packing and the 15 must-have items in your suitcase — plus a superhandy no-fail packing guide.
- Don't sacrifice space for a single amazing piece you can only wear once. Look to tops and dresses you can wear more than once.
- If something wrinkles easily, leave it at home. Look to easy fabrics and finishes that will roll and fold easily in your suitcase.
- Know the power of accessories. A great pair of earrings or a pretty necklace can take a sweater from day to night in a flash while also taking up little space in your bag.
— Additional reporting by Aemilia Madden