By Jane Asher
Oct 13, 2017 @ 10:45 am

With the holidays coming up, we're about to face the busiest travel time of the year. From Thanksgiving to Christmas and New Years, we'll be traveling around the country to visit parents and in-laws, and packing efficiently is one of our major priorities. But we all know, this is easier said than done, so we turned to de-cluttering expert Marie Kondo to help show us how to travel tidy.

First step? Only pack items that spark joy! Items you'll be excited to wear and won't sit in your suitcase the whole trip, like that old sweater that is super comfy but has definitely seen better days.

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Watch the video above for the best tips for traveling tidy and efficiently, and happy travel season!