Yellowstone Packing Guide

My family and I just recently took a vacation to Yellowstone National park, and we had the best time. I loved spending so much time outdoors, but also going on a vacation that was very different from any one we had ever been on before. I would say our trip was very mixed in the types of things we did, and I will share in a separate post our itinerary, where we stayed, and places we ate! But, for this post let’s talk about packing. 

I might be the only person (being from Houston) that didn’t know it can actually be pretty cold in Wyoming in June. This changed up our packing quite a bit, but spoiler alert, we arrived and they were having their hottest June ever. Granted it only got up to maybe 82 but still not what we expected after learning it’s usually cold. The week before we were there they had a high of 64 HA! So The packing list below is pretty broad to make sure you get your cold mornings and evenings covered, but also stay comfortable during the day. This list also includes items as well, not just attire that made our trip all the better!

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Closet Organization

I did a couple of stories on how I organize my closet, but decided to dedicate an entire blog post to it. Let me start by saying for those who don’t know I live in Houston, Texas. This is important because if you live here you are unable to season your closet. We are a lucky bunch of people that can experience every season in one week, or sometimes we have winter in the middle of whats felt like summer? You just never know.

also, another disclaimer I organized my closet based on what made the most sense for me. This could be different for everyone based on a daily routine, or the placement of furniture and closet in relation to your room. My set up also might be changing in the near future as my company turn back to working in office everyday. So the every day clothes that I grab for are going to be changing.

Starting with fundamentals- When I decided to organize the closet at our new house I started with the easiest step 1: which of my items would be folded and which would be hung. Another thing that can differ between people based on their space. I would say we have a very average size closet now, but I had a very small closet in our old house. I’ve include an image below of my old closet as well as a link to my previous post on organizing small closets!

Small Closet: At our old house I had a traditional sliding door closet, don’t know if that’s what you actually call it, but it was 1 rod all the way across, one level.

I chose to hang up only my nice work tops and dresses. Everything else was folded and organized in different types of dressers or organizing bins like the pink ones pictures here

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