Packing with a carry-on suitcase requires a few key tips. Firstly, choose the right size of bag – always check the airline’s website to ensure your bag will be allowed onto their flights. Ideally, you should choose luggage with two separate sides and spinner wheels for easy manoeuvring through the airport. Second, you should try to minimise the number of items you pack. One good option is to bring multipurpose clothing, such as a multi-functional pashmina, which can be worn as a light blanket, sarong, scarf, or cover-up.
Rolling suitcases are easier to pack
If you’re travelling with a limited amount of luggage, you may want to try a rolling suitcase. These are more convenient to roll around and take up less room. A rolling suitcase also keeps more of your things organized. However, they’re heavier than a soft backpack. If you’re flying with just a carry-on, be sure to check the weight limit of your suitcase.
A rolling suitcase is better for people who have back problems. It won’t put so much pressure on the back when you’re walking. You can also set it up with a smaller day bag on top to save space in your backpack. However, this luggage cost more money and weighs more, and they tend to have less capacity than backpacks. Wheeled bags are also more cumbersome in tighter places, like airports.
Layered clothes keep you warm
The concept of layering is a proven way to stay comfortable and warm when travelling. The idea is to layer different layers over one another so that they can be removed or piled back on depending on your temperature and activity levels. The basic idea is to keep your core warm by wearing insulating layers over thinner base layers.
When layering clothing, the general rule is to wear three pieces. These three pieces can be a combination of clothing and non-clothing items. The third piece can be an accessory, such as a scarf, necklace, or even jewellery. When layering, it is important to make sure the pieces complement each other. For example, a sheer layer on top of a chambray top would not look appropriate. On the other hand, a voluminous top over a tight dress or tight trousers would not look good.
Prioritise packing when travelling with a baby or toddler
When travelling with a toddler or baby, the most important thing to pack is items that will help your little one feel comfortable. Packing items such as blankets will help your child feel more at home while travelling and will help them get to sleep.
You should also take a few extra things, such as scissors, with you, for any unexpected emergencies. You should also pack a small first aid kit, which can include a few plasters and a kids’ paracetamol.
Keep liquids, gels and aerosols in their original containers
The rules for liquids in carry-on suitcases are based on extensive research and an understanding of current threats. Most liquids are allowed in carry-on luggage if they are contained in travel-sized containers. For larger liquids, however, the liquids should be packed in checked baggage.
When you think of TSA restrictions, most travellers think of liquids, but sometimes they’re surprised to learn that they’re not the only thing that must be kept in original containers. Spreadable foods and snacks count as liquids. This means that peanut butter on a sandwich won’t raise an alarm, but peanut butter in a tub or tube will. Tubes of yoghurt and hummus must fit into a 1-quart container.
One of the most important rules when packing with a carry-on suitcase is to keep liquids, gels and aerosols inside their original containers. This is the TSA rule 3-1-1 regarding liquids and gels. Aerosol cans should also be 3.4 ounces or less.
Keep electronics in their original containers
If you’re travelling with only one carry-on suitcase, you should keep most of your essential items in their original containers. This will help prevent your clothes from getting wrinkled and can help you fit more in your suitcase. If you’re travelling with more than one carry-on, you may want to consider packing some items in separate bags. For example, you can bring a Ziploc bag for dirty clothes and another for clean ones.
Another tip when packing with just a carry-on is to be sure that you keep large electronics in their original containers. Typically, the US government bans lithium-ion batteries from checked bags, because they can explode. However, there are a few exceptions to the rule.