Have you ever had to search for your luggage in a field of bags like this? It’s super frustrating and can delay your vacation before you ever get to your destination. One way to mitigate any lost vacation time is to skip the checked bag and use your carry-on instead. With a little bit of planning, you can grab your bag and go, with no time wasted at the airport dealing with luggage.
With airlines charging fees for just about everything these days, one way to save some money on travel is to pack all that you need for your vacation in a carry-on. There’s no need to sacrifice style or functionality on this minimalist packing journey, but you do need to do a little bit of research about where you’re going and what you will be doing once you arrive at your destination. You might be surprised to learn that a month even a full year’s worth of clothing can be packed into a single carry on!
Sometimes clever packing hacks, like different rolling or folding techniques, are super helpful, but you’ll still need to be mindful of overpacking. If you’re intent on carrying anything smaller than a carry-on suitcase, then a folding hack can be quite helpful. Otherwise, your standard carry-on suitcase, one that can fit in an overhead compartment on an airplane, is what you’re working with.
Keep reading for our list of dos and don’ts when it comes to packing just a carry-on bag.