At this time of year, we all tend to get a little excited about the year ahead – particularly the summer. After a long, cold winter, when spring hits, it’s safe so say that vacation season is upon us. We all think about where we want to go and we start booking little trips and long summer breaks. Even if you’ve already got a few things booked from previous years, you’re likely to find that you’re just ready to get planning now. And we all know that vacations and even the smallest of trips can take a lot of thought and pre-planning to get right. This is always the case when it comes to packing, particularly if you’re looking at going with a carry-on only. So, let’s take a look at what you can do to nail this an avoid any kind of packing crisis in the process.
Create A Capsule Wardrobe
Rule number one of taking a carry-on with you, you need to make sure that you’re not taking too many outfit items. Instead, you’re going to want to create a capsule wardrobe for traveling. When you’re able to create a range of outfits from just a few different pieces, then you’ll save more space in the case. So go through your closet and work out a few outfits that can be made out of as few pieces as possible.
You may also be worried about your toiletries and beauty items at this point. So, instead of trying to fit what you can in the case, you’re going to want to order them ahead to the airport. Most terminals have a Boots or similar when you get through to security. So order what you need to get delivered there so you don’t have to worry about packing it. You could also just wait until you get there and pick up what you can when you hit the shops.
Squeeze In The Must-Takes
However, for anything that you know you can’t buy at the airport, or if you’re not sure that you’ll be able to get when you arrive at your destination, make sure that you squeeze them in. From women’s products like disposable incontinence pads all the way through to your underwear. These are the pieces that you can kind of roll up and stuff around the gaps to save space but also make sure they fit in.
Take A Handbag Too
Check the airline that you’re flying with, but you should be able to take a carry-on suitcase and a handbag with you. So this means you get some extra space. Make sure that you keep your valuables, like a camera, in your handbag, or any odd-shaped items, so that you can create room in the case.
Wear What You Can
Finally, you’re going to want to think about wearing the pieces that you can. If you need to take a jacket with you or a hat, then wear it. This is going to make the luggage room that you have count, and also stop things like your hat from getting misshapen and ruined.
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