Pack Minimal this Summer Holiday – Like A Boss!

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It’s holiday season, so of course, it’s packing time!

There’s an art to packing.

If you’ve ever backpacked, you’ll understand the pain of carrying items you never use.

At Fr33 Earth we like to take a suitcase full of our organic natural rubber thongs,  suntan cream, and boardshorts – that way we have plenty of flip flops to hand out and wear!

Clearly, we aren’t experts on packing, let alone in minimalist packing.     So, we thought we’d ask some experts.

It’s holiday season, so of course, it's packing time! There’s an art to packing and if you’ve ever backpacked, you’ll understand the pain of carrying items you never use. Packing too much will see you lugging items around the world that don’t see the light of day, taking too little will see you potentially spending your holiday money before you get back! At Fr33 Earth we like to take a suitcase full of our organic natural thongs,  suntan cream, and boardshorts - that way we have plenty of flip flops to hand out and wear! Clearly, we aren’t experts on packing less, so we asked some for their advice.      Here's what they had to say about packing light: "Once you’ve packed everything in your suitcase, take one piece of all clothing out! One shirt, one pair of pants, one pair of shoes!" Steve Labroski Managing Director Itravel Given Steve’s been in the travel game for over 20 years, we think he just might have nailed the minimalist packing technique.     We thought we’d try it on our friend Quach, who is just about to head over to the Island of Bali (despite Mount Agung’s volcano imminent eruption he’s determined to go and experience Island life). Quach is a big packer, this guy will take 20 pairs of sneakers, 2 tennis rackets, a summer and winter wardrobe and enough toiletries - challenge accepted! We were met with plenty of resistance, so we ended up taking Quach on a drive, whilst someone else spirited away based on Steve’s suggestions until we reached 10 kilos. Great tip Steve! "Do the Mark Zuckerberg fashion challenge and just wear one grey shirt all of the time!" Anthony Bianco The Travel Tart Travel Writer and Blogger Startups all love Mark Zuckerberg and his grey shirts, but could we really spend 14 days in grey shirts without anyone noticing?  It’s summer in Australia right now so, we can’t really take any holidays right now, it’s party time for organic rubber thongs that help end world poverty. So, we thought we’d try to wear grey shirts for 14 days and see if anyone notices, here's what happened: Day 1 Market day, we head to market with our grey shirts. A customer comments that our flip flops look colourful against grey.   They’re noticing! Day 2 It’s Sunday, another market day, this time we’re at a Vegan Festival.   We’re so busy we don’t even notice that we’re wearing grey shirts. Day 3-6 Work from home day, mum comes over for dinner, immediately notices that we’re both wearing grey shirts and says ‘that’s adorable, you’re dressing the same’ Day 7 Coworking at Tank Stream Labs. Tomas our product manager comments on our jeans (does not notice grey t-shirts), Emma our writer notices and asked why don’t get those printed with logos. Day 8 - 9 Market day, our market neighbours ask if we’re sponsored to wear those grey shirts! Day 10 - 13 work from home, mum comes over for dinner - ‘boys, why are you always wearing those grey shirts!’ Day 14 Networking day, we dress our grey shirts with scarves to celebrate our last day - no one notices! Great tip from Anthony! Our next tip is designed for those corporate high flyers, who travel everywhere for work and perhaps even get upgraded to first or business class. "Fly first and business class, you get unlimited baggage and even your own takeaway pajamas! On the ground bring a pair of jeans that you can wear onboard, that’s comfortable, a good pair of jeans don’t need washing all too often - match with different coloured T-shirts - packing done!" Steven Hui The Points Whisperer IFlyFlat Great tip from the points whisperer, Steve, we also recommend rolling your t-shirts to fit in all the inside pockets.  We imagine this goes very well with Anthony’s grey t-shirt suggestion and probably exactly how Mark Zuckerberg travels! Our next tip is for the conscious traveller.    Exactly how we imagine travelling ourselves, giving back each step of the way, how we live.   It’s from the Sustainable Traveller, a company who works on celebrating hotels, airlines and travel providers who are conscious of our environment and sustainability. "Packing light is a great way to reduce energy, less you carry, the less fuel used on planes, cars and other transportation. Pack clothes that require minimal washing and can easily reused in different ways. Anything you don’t pack that you find you really need, can be bought from a local shop supporting local communities and families." Dayana Brookes The Sustainable Traveller So there you have it, pack, repack, go light, go often! And dare we say it - take a pair of Flip Flops which help end world poverty. Flip Flop Writer #flip4poverty

 

“Once you’ve packed everything in your suitcase, take one piece of all clothing out!

One shirt, one pair of pants, one pair of shoes!”

 

Steve Labroski 
Managing Director
ITravel

 

 

Given Steve’s been in the travel game for over 20 years, we think he might have nailed the minimalist packing technique.

We thought we’d try it on our friend Quach, who is just about to head over to the Island of Bali (despite Mount Agung’s volcano imminent eruption he’s determined to go and experience Island life).

Quach is a big packer.    This guy will take 20 pairs of sneakers, 2 tennis rackets, a summer and winter wardrobe and enough toiletries to match both seasons – challenge accepted!

We caught him the night before he left for Sydney Airport.    We were met with plenty of resistance and there was  ‘prying things out of hands’ but, we got down to 10 kilos.

Great tip Steve!

It’s holiday season, so of course, it's packing time! There’s an art to packing and if you’ve ever backpacked, you’ll understand the pain of carrying items you never use. Packing too much will see you lugging items around the world that don’t see the light of day, taking too little will see you potentially spending your holiday money before you get back! At Fr33 Earth we like to take a suitcase full of our organic natural thongs,  suntan cream, and boardshorts - that way we have plenty of flip flops to hand out and wear! Clearly, we aren’t experts on packing less, so we asked some for their advice.      Here's what they had to say about packing light: "Once you’ve packed everything in your suitcase, take one piece of all clothing out! One shirt, one pair of pants, one pair of shoes!" Steve Labroski Managing Director Itravel Given Steve’s been in the travel game for over 20 years, we think he just might have nailed the minimalist packing technique.     We thought we’d try it on our friend Quach, who is just about to head over to the Island of Bali (despite Mount Agung’s volcano imminent eruption he’s determined to go and experience Island life). Quach is a big packer, this guy will take 20 pairs of sneakers, 2 tennis rackets, a summer and winter wardrobe and enough toiletries - challenge accepted! We were met with plenty of resistance, so we ended up taking Quach on a drive, whilst someone else spirited away based on Steve’s suggestions until we reached 10 kilos. Great tip Steve! "Do the Mark Zuckerberg fashion challenge and just wear one grey shirt all of the time!" Anthony Bianco The Travel Tart Travel Writer and Blogger Startups all love Mark Zuckerberg and his grey shirts, but could we really spend 14 days in grey shirts without anyone noticing?  It’s summer in Australia right now so, we can’t really take any holidays right now, it’s party time for organic rubber thongs that help end world poverty. So, we thought we’d try to wear grey shirts for 14 days and see if anyone notices, here's what happened: Day 1 Market day, we head to market with our grey shirts. A customer comments that our flip flops look colourful against grey.   They’re noticing! Day 2 It’s Sunday, another market day, this time we’re at a Vegan Festival.   We’re so busy we don’t even notice that we’re wearing grey shirts. Day 3-6 Work from home day, mum comes over for dinner, immediately notices that we’re both wearing grey shirts and says ‘that’s adorable, you’re dressing the same’ Day 7 Coworking at Tank Stream Labs. Tomas our product manager comments on our jeans (does not notice grey t-shirts), Emma our writer notices and asked why don’t get those printed with logos. Day 8 - 9 Market day, our market neighbours ask if we’re sponsored to wear those grey shirts! Day 10 - 13 work from home, mum comes over for dinner - ‘boys, why are you always wearing those grey shirts!’ Day 14 Networking day, we dress our grey shirts with scarves to celebrate our last day - no one notices! Great tip from Anthony! Our next tip is designed for those corporate high flyers, who travel everywhere for work and perhaps even get upgraded to first or business class. "Fly first and business class, you get unlimited baggage and even your own takeaway pajamas! On the ground bring a pair of jeans that you can wear onboard, that’s comfortable, a good pair of jeans don’t need washing all too often - match with different coloured T-shirts - packing done!" Steven Hui The Points Whisperer IFlyFlat Great tip from the points whisperer, Steve, we also recommend rolling your t-shirts to fit in all the inside pockets.  We imagine this goes very well with Anthony’s grey t-shirt suggestion and probably exactly how Mark Zuckerberg travels! Our next tip is for the conscious traveller.    Exactly how we imagine travelling ourselves, giving back each step of the way, how we live.   It’s from the Sustainable Traveller, a company who works on celebrating hotels, airlines and travel providers who are conscious of our environment and sustainability. "Packing light is a great way to reduce energy, less you carry, the less fuel used on planes, cars and other transportation. Pack clothes that require minimal washing and can easily reused in different ways. Anything you don’t pack that you find you really need, can be bought from a local shop supporting local communities and families." Dayana Brookes The Sustainable Traveller So there you have it, pack, repack, go light, go often! And dare we say it - take a pair of Flip Flops which help end world poverty. Flip Flop Writer #flip4poverty

 

“Do the Mark Zuckerberg fashion challenge and just wear one grey shirt all of the time!”

Anthony Bianco
The Travel Tart
Travel Writer and Blogger

 

 

Startups all love Mark Zuckerberg and his grey shirts!

Given Fr33 Earth is a startup we wondered if we could really spend 14 days in grey shirts without anyone noticing?

Let’s try it!

It’s summer in Australia right now.   So, we can’t really take any holidays because it’s party time for organic rubber thongs that help end world poverty.

So, we thought we’d try to wear grey shirts for 14 days and see if anyone notices – here’s what happened:

Day 1
Market day, we head to market with our grey shirts. A customer comments that our flip flops look colourful against grey.   They’re noticing!
Day 2
It’s Sunday – we’re at the Sydney Vegan Festival.   We’re so busy that we don’t even notice we’re wearing grey shirts.
Day 3-6
Home Office Day.   Mum comes over for dinner and immediately notices that we’re both wearing grey shirts, she says ‘that’s adorable, you’re dressing the same’
Day 7
Coworking at Tank Stream Labs. Tomas, our product manager, comments on our jeans (does not notice grey t-shirts).   Emma, our writer notices ‘why don’t get those printed with logos’, she says.     Great idea.
Day 8 – 9
Market day at Glebe.   Our market neighbours ask ‘are you sponsored to wear those grey shirts!’
Day 10 – 13
Home Office Day.   Mum comes over for dinner  ‘why are you wearing those grey shirts!’
Day 14
Networking night – we wear scarves with our shirts to celebrate our last day – no one notices!

Great tip from Anthony!

Our next tip is for those corporate high flyers, who travel everywhere for work and perhaps are upgraded to first or business class.

It’s holiday season, so of course, it's packing time! There’s an art to packing and if you’ve ever backpacked, you’ll understand the pain of carrying items you never use. Packing too much will see you lugging items around the world that don’t see the light of day, taking too little will see you potentially spending your holiday money before you get back! At Fr33 Earth we like to take a suitcase full of our organic natural thongs,  suntan cream, and boardshorts - that way we have plenty of flip flops to hand out and wear! Clearly, we aren’t experts on packing less, so we asked some for their advice.      Here's what they had to say about packing light: "Once you’ve packed everything in your suitcase, take one piece of all clothing out! One shirt, one pair of pants, one pair of shoes!" Steve Labroski Managing Director Itravel Given Steve’s been in the travel game for over 20 years, we think he just might have nailed the minimalist packing technique.     We thought we’d try it on our friend Quach, who is just about to head over to the Island of Bali (despite Mount Agung’s volcano imminent eruption he’s determined to go and experience Island life). Quach is a big packer, this guy will take 20 pairs of sneakers, 2 tennis rackets, a summer and winter wardrobe and enough toiletries - challenge accepted! We were met with plenty of resistance, so we ended up taking Quach on a drive, whilst someone else spirited away based on Steve’s suggestions until we reached 10 kilos. Great tip Steve! "Do the Mark Zuckerberg fashion challenge and just wear one grey shirt all of the time!" Anthony Bianco The Travel Tart Travel Writer and Blogger Startups all love Mark Zuckerberg and his grey shirts, but could we really spend 14 days in grey shirts without anyone noticing?  It’s summer in Australia right now so, we can’t really take any holidays right now, it’s party time for organic rubber thongs that help end world poverty. So, we thought we’d try to wear grey shirts for 14 days and see if anyone notices, here's what happened: Day 1 Market day, we head to market with our grey shirts. A customer comments that our flip flops look colourful against grey.   They’re noticing! Day 2 It’s Sunday, another market day, this time we’re at a Vegan Festival.   We’re so busy we don’t even notice that we’re wearing grey shirts. Day 3-6 Work from home day, mum comes over for dinner, immediately notices that we’re both wearing grey shirts and says ‘that’s adorable, you’re dressing the same’ Day 7 Coworking at Tank Stream Labs. Tomas, our product manager, comments on our jeans (does not notice grey t-shirts).   Emma, our writer notices 'why don’t get those printed with logos', she says.  Day 8 - 9 Market day, our market neighbours ask 'are you sponsored to wear those grey shirts!' Day 10 - 13 work from home, mum comes over for dinner - ‘boys, why are you always wearing those grey shirts!’ Day 14 Networking night - we wear scarves with our shirts to celebrate our last day - no one notices! Great tip from Anthony! Our next tip is designed for those corporate high flyers, who travel everywhere for work and perhaps even get upgraded to first or business class. "Fly first and business class, you get unlimited baggage and even your own takeaway pajamas! On the ground bring a pair of jeans that you can wear onboard, that’s comfortable, a good pair of jeans don’t need washing all too often - match with different coloured T-shirts - packing done!" Steven Hui The Points Whisperer IFlyFlat Great tip from the points whisperer, Steve, we also recommend rolling your t-shirts to fit in all the inside pockets.  We imagine this goes very well with Anthony’s grey t-shirt suggestion and probably exactly how Mark Zuckerberg travels! Our next tip is for the conscious traveller.    Exactly how we imagine travelling ourselves, giving back each step of the way, how we live.   It’s from the Sustainable Traveller, a company who works on celebrating hotels, airlines and travel providers who are conscious of our environment and sustainability. "Packing light is a great way to reduce energy, less you carry, the less fuel used on planes, cars and other transportation. Pack clothes that require minimal washing and can easily reused in different ways. Anything you don’t pack that you find you really need, can be bought from a local shop supporting local communities and families." Dayana Brookes The Sustainable Traveller So there you have it, pack, repack, go light, go often! And dare we say it - take a pair of Flip Flops which help end world poverty. Flip Flop Writer #flip4poverty

 

“Fly first and business class, you get unlimited baggage and even your own takeaway pyjamas!

On the ground bring a pair of jeans that you can wear onboard, that’s comfortable, a good pair of jeans don’t need washing all too often – match with different coloured T-shirts – packing done!”

Steven Hui
The Points Whisperer
IFlyFlat

 

Great tip from the points whisperer, Steven!    We also recommend rolling your t-shirts to fit in all the inside pockets of your luggage.

Our next tip is for the conscious traveller.

This is how we imagine travelling.   Giving back each step of the way.   It’s from the Sustainable Traveller, a company which celebrates hotels, airlines and travel providers who are conscious of our environment and sustainability.

“Packing light is a great way to reduce energy, less you carry, less fuel used on planes, cars and other transportation.

Pack clothes that require minimal washing and can easily be reused in different ways – if you do need to buy, shop local to support communities and families”

 

Dayana Brookes
The Sustainable Traveller

We love this tip, supporting people wherever you go – it’s how to live life!

So, there you have it – Pack, Repack, Go light, Go Often!

And dare we say it – take a pair of our organic natural rubber thongs which help end world poverty.

Flip Flop Writer
#flip4poverty

PS.    Congratulations to Steven from IFlyFlat who just won best bootstrapped StartCon Award.   StartCon celebrates Australian startups.      Great work!

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