Nate Berkus packs this one thing on every trip 'no matter what' (Exclusive)

There's one thing that Nate Berkus "always" brings with him on trips "no matter what."

The lifestyle guru recently sat down with AOL's Gibson Johns at the launch event for TravelPro's VersaPack, where he shared some of his go-to travel and packing tips as the summer vacation season heats up.

"Typically, for me, it’s always about looking at my calendar to figure out where I’m going to be," Berkus told AOL. "I always have a jacket with me no matter where I’m going, because you never know when you’re going to be invited to some dinner and you never want to have to decline because you don’t have the appropriate clothing."

Berkus, who recently moved back to New York City from Los Angeles with his husband, Jeremiah Brent, and their two children, Poppy and Oskar, also has some necessities that he plans on throwing in his weekend bag when taking trips to places like the Hamptons now that he's back on the East Coast.

"It’s also, like, a pair of Vans, two pairs of pants, a bathing suits, abs -- hopefully! -- two polo shirts, two t-shirts, running shoes and one running outfit, which is ambitious" he added. "What’s great about the VersaPack is that there are four different organizers. There’s a laundry organizer, which is so brilliant if you think about it: Why would you want your disgusting socks touching anything else for the weekend?"

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 11: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent attend the Bluemercury 20th Anniversary Event on June 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Bluemercury, Inc)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 27: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent attend A Night of Hollywood Stars Gala hosted by Covenant House California at The Novo by Microsoft on April 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sarah Morris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 24: Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend the Build Series to discuss 'Nate & Jeremiah by Design' at Build Studio on April 24, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22: Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend the world premiere of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 11: Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend Nate + Jeremiah For Living Spaces at HNYPT on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Living Spaces)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend the 2018 Baby2Baby Gala Presented by Paul Mitchell at 3LABS on November 10, 2018 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - OCTOBER 28: Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent arrives at the Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld's GOOD + Halloween Bash at Sony Pictures Studios on October 28, 2018 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 03: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent attend the Nate and Jeremiah for Living Spaces Upholstery Collection Launch at Casita Hollywood on October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Living Spaces)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent attend the Nate + Jeremiah For Living Spaces Upholstery Collection Launch Dinner at Gallow Green at the McKittrick Hotel on September 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Nate + Jeremiah for Living Spaces)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent and family team up with Huggies to launch Huggies Made by You, its first-ever personalized diaper. Available exclusively online at HuggiesMadeByYou.com. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Huggies Made by You)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent attend the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 05: Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus attend Ralph Pucci Presents Pierre Paulin and James HD Brown on April 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images )
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 17: Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus attend Family Equality Council's Impact Awards at The Globe Theatre at Universal Studios on March 17, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Family Equality Council)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 17: Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus attend Family Equality Council's Impact Awards at The Globe Theatre at Universal Studios on March 17, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Family Equality Council)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend the Esquire's Annual Maverick's of Hollywood at Sunset Tower on February 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 12: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent of 'Nate & Jeremiah By Design' onstage during the TLC portion of the Discovery Communications Winter TCA Event 2018 at the Langham Hotel on January 12, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery )
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent attend Rachel Zoe SS18 Presentation at Sunset Tower Hotel on September 5, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Rachel Zoe Collection )
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 29: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent attend the premiere of 'Home Again' at Directors Guild of America on August 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 26: TV personality Jeremiah Brent (L) and spouse/TV personality Nate Berkus visit Hollywood Today Live at W Hollywood on April 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Nate Berkus, Irene Neuwirth, and Jeremiah Brent attend the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on June 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 23: Interior designer Nate Berkus (L) and husband Jeremiah Brent attend Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles' annual Accessories for Success spring scholarship luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on April 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Designers Nate Berkus (R) and Jeremiah Brent attend Vanity Fair and Lancome Toast to The Hollywood Issue at Chateau Marmont on February 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Jeremiah Brent (L) and Nate Berkus attend The Zoe Report's Box of Style Winter Edition Dinner at Chateau Marmont on November 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for The Zoe Report)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 18: (L-R) Jeremiah Brent and Interior Designer Nate Berkus attend Preen by Thornton Bregazzi private dinner hosted by Brigette Romanek and Estee Stanley on October 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Preen)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Designer Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend the Fifth Annual Baby2Baby Gala, Presented By John Paul Mitchell Systems at 3LABS on November 12, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Nate Berkus (R) and Jeremiah Brent attend TOPMAN & Nick Jonas Celebrate the TOPMAN Magazine 'This Is Tailoring' Issue at Chateau Marmont on May 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for TOPMAN)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent pose with daughter Poppy Brent-Berkus as they host the celebration for Tracey Hecht's new book series 'The Nocturnals' at AU FUDGE on September 8, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Fabled Films)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Designer Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend the 43rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Westin Bonaventure Hotel on April 29, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 28: Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus attend the opening of the Alexandra Von Furstenberg Los Angeles flagship store on April 28, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Alexandra Von Furstenberg )
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent attend the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau unveiling of its new brand bringing the sun and fun of Anaheim to the Big Apple with experience Anaheim and Orange County 3D interactive virtual vacation outside the flatiron Building on June 24, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: TV personalities Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend the Up2Us Sports celebration of 5 Years of change through sports on June 3, 2015 at the IAC Building in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Up2Us Sports)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: Designers Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus attend the Bravo Presents a special screening of 'Odd Mom Out' after party at Casa Lever on June 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend the New York City Ballet 2014 Fall Gala at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on September 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent attend the Good Shepherd Services Spring Party hosted by Isaac Mizrahi at Stage 37 on April 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Good Shepherd Services)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent attend Uprising Of Love: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality at the Gershwin Theatre on September 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Interior designer Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent attend the Charm & Chain Kaleidoscope Collection Launch at Up & Down on April 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by J Carter Rinaldi/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Interior designer Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent attend the Charm & Chain Kaleidoscope Collection Launch at Up & Down on April 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by J Carter Rinaldi/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Interior designer Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent attend the Charm & Chain Kaleidoscope Collection Launch at Up & Down on April 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by J Carter Rinaldi/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 24: Interior designer and TV host Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend DIFFA's 17th Annual Dining By Design New York Gala at Pier 94 on March 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Jeremiah Brent (L) and designer Nate Berkus attends the 15th Affordable Art Fair at Gilded Lily on March 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Nate Berkus and fiance Jeremiah Brent attend Human Rights Campaign's 2014 Greater New York Gala at The Waldorf=Astoria on February 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: TV personality Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 15: Interior Designer and TV Personality Nate Berkus and stylist Jeremiah Brent attend the GQ 'What To Wear Now' Special Issue Party at The Highline Hotel on August 15, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for GQ)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 19: Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend the Target FEED Collaboration launch at Brooklyn Bridge Park on June 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent attend the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Launch Eventat Spring Studio on September 5, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend 'Mama I Want To Sing' 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration at The Dempsey Theatre on March 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend 'Mama I Want To Sing' 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration at The Dempsey Theatre on March 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 19: Nate Berkus (L) and Jeremiah Brent attend the Target FEED Collaboration launch at Brooklyn Bridge Park on June 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
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That being said, since expanding their family, what traveling and packing look like for Berkus and Brent has completely changed.

"I always prided myself on how I packed until I was a father of two kids," Berkus explained to us. "I never checked a bag before I had children -- in 30 years! For a weekend trip, I’ve gotten it down pretty much to a science -- but that's when I don’t have to pack a bottle warmer or snacks, 700 diapers and all of that business."

"I do love traveling with the kids, but they're not quite old enough to appreciate it and I’m conscious of that," he said. "Jeremiah and I have a thing in our relationship where we put ourselves first, because we believe in that philosophically -- that the kids will be better if we actually care about each other and make each other a priority, and part of that priority is taking small trips with one another."

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