5 Packing "Mistakes" I Make on Purpose

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The world is filled with rules, both unofficial and not. On the unofficial side of the spectrum are those packing rules that we've all been told would be a mistake to not follow. But as someone who travels at least once a month on average, these are a handful of packing "mistakes" I choose to make.

So why should you care? Good question. Packing actually causes a good bit of anxiety for me. I fret about forgetting something, overpacking, not having the right outfits for the weather or the occasions, looking as stylish as people expect me to look—you name it, and I've probably stressed about it. Because of that, I've come to terms with the fact that consciously making certain packing "mistakes" and following my own unique set of "rules" actually make me happier. Read on to find out what some of them are and shop travel essentials that will also make your life easier. I hope that it inspires you to be your happiest self the next time you embark on a journey that involves a suitcase.

Everyone's lives are different, so I encourage you to make your own set of style rules, according to what makes you happy.