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How to power pack for your next trip

These tips can keep you from over-packing or having to leave that fave dress behind. Sponsored by AAA Washington.

SEATTLE — Vacation plans are made, it's time to start packing your suitcase. Do I need that 5th pair of shoes? Will I really wear that jacket? Before you leave something important behind or take extra stuff you'll never wear, here are some packing tips from AAA Washington.

AAA Washington's Liz Day gives New Day Northwest a Packing 101 demo to make sure we are packing only what we need. You can join AAA Travel's packing workshops and store demos at locations throughout the Puget Sound.

To learn more or to book your next vacation, please call 855-361-7667 or visit AAA Washington online.

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Suitcase: Travelpro Maxlite 5 21" Expandable Carry On Spinner

Vest : SCOTTeVest  

Socks: Hot Sox & Sockwell

Packable Travel Blanket: BeWell by Lewis N.Clark

Water Filtration Bottle: OKO H20

Toiletry Bag: Pack-It Specter Cinch Organizer

Waterproof Waist Pack

Baggalini Backpack: Soho Backpack

 Packing Cubes & Compression Bags:  Eagle Creek

RELATED: Use these 12 travel hacks for packing light and right

Sponsored by AAA Washington.  Segment Producer Heidi Eng. Watch New Day Northwest 11 AM weekdays on KING 5, and streaming live on KING5.com. Connect with New Day via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.