We are all guilty of overpacking from time to time. A great way to avoid overpacking is to use a carry-on bag. Not only does this save you the hassle of checking a bag, but also it ensures you bring just the essentials with you. Here are some of our tips for packing for your trip in just a carry-on bag!
Plan your exact outfits for each day
Knowing the exact pieces of clothing you will need on a trip takes out the guesswork of planning outfits in the moment and helps you from bringing too many things with you. Only bring items that you know you will wear and what you will wear them for to keep your bag light. Also try to bring versatile pieces you can wear multiple times on your trip.
Follow the 3-1-1 rule for liquids
All liquids brought onto planes must be in 3.4-ounce bottles or smaller and inside a single, clear, quart-size zip-top bag. Bring your essential liquids in either travel sizes or use refillable travel-sized bottles. Click here to learn more about the 3-1-1 rule!
Think long and hard about the footwear you need
Shoes can take up a lot of space in your luggage. While packing, take time to consider all of the outfits you plan on bringing. Finding a pair of versatile shoes to go with all of your outfits can save you a lot of room in your carry-on.
Utilize packing cubes
Over here at Brentwood Travel we LOVE packing cubes! While you typically think about using them for organizing your larger luggage, you should also be utilizing them with your carry-on bag as well. It is so satisfying when you get to your destination and knowing that everything is perfectly organized.
Find the right carry-on bag
The best way to get the most out of your carry-on bag is finding the right one for you and your travel needs. Think of all of the features you prefer and search for a carry-on with those desired features. Try a durable, lightweight bag that will last you through years of adventures!
Ready to pack up your carry-on and head somewhere new? Contact our staff of experienced Travel Advisors to start planning your trip today!
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