With any luck, I am well on my way to Washington D.C. to be a Shot@Life Champion Summit Delegate. In fact, as this post goes live, I should be on a flight from Atlanta to D.C. Since I’m flying, that means I’ve had to re-acquaint myself with the baggage do’s and don’ts. I don’t want to pay for a checked bag. So, I attempted to take only a carry-on bag and a personal item for my trip. I thought that it would be the perfect time to show you how to pack carry-on luggage so you can be like me the next time you travel.
Picking out carry-on luggage
For starters, you need a good sized bag that still fits the airline’s regulations for carry-on luggage. I highly recommend either the Tom Bihn Travel Bag (which I actually used on my Green Giant trip), the Walkin Bag, or the eBags Weekender Luggage which I used for this trip. All of them are roomy yet small enough to be used as carry-on bags.
How to Pack Carry-on Luggage
- Place shoes on the sides of the bag (this helps keep the sides firmer while still making room for clothing).
- Since I didn’t want my dress pants to get wrinkled, I layered them in the bottom of the bag with the ends sticking out on the sides, like so.
- Roll clothing so that it takes up less space in the bag and they don’t wrinkle as easily.
- Then, place the rolled clothing on top of the pants.
- Stack the remainder of your items on top of that. I managed to also stick in my hair straightener and hair brush on the side.
- After you’ve got everything packed, fold the pants pack over the top of the stack of stuff.
So, there you have it. I’m taking just this bag and my personal item (the black purse in the top picture) for my flight. What do you think of my packing?
Disclosure: Nothing was received for this post. I just wanted to share this with my readers. The opinions expressed are my own.