Call me traditional, but having a carry-on is essential to my travelling needs. At the airport, I often spot women travelling with the most inconvenient purses (but very pretty and fashionable, nonetheless). I couldn’t even imagine being without my Roots Small Banff Bag as I board the plane.
Whenever I’m preparing for a trip, I organize my packing into two categories: check-in luggage and carry-on luggage. Deciding what you put into your carry on is simple: take a step back and think of your essentials. Think of the items you couldn’t be without if ever your check-in luggage got lost and/or delayed. When I pack, I always imagine heading to a place where malls and stores do not exist, so what I end up bringing are the “irreplaceable items.”
This undies organizer is one of the most brilliant purchases I have ever made. It has two separate zip-up compartments: one side for clean underwear and the other side for used ones. I always have this in my carry-on because misplaced underwear is such a hassle. The idea of having to shop for the right sizes and worry about cleaning them (for sanitary purposes) is already making me cringe.
When I’m packing for my trips, I take into consideration any important events that I’ll be attending. When you’re preparing your carry-on, it’s always a good idea to include the wardrobe that’s essential to any parties or meetings that are on your itinerary. I mean, how frustrating would it be to have to replace your recently purcahsed LBD? Last weekend, Joe and I headed to Ohio for his father’s wedding, so I made sure to pack my outfit and have it constantly by my side. You should also include any fragile and/or high-valued jewelry in this mix.
Since I can barely see without my glasses or contacts, this comes pretty natural for me: any items for personal hygiene (in travel sizes, of course!) go straight into my carry-on. What if you miss your connecting flight and you’re stuck at the airport for hours? No one likes morning breath and crusty eyes.
Since I am already so minimal with my makeup, adding my favorite palettes and tools never adds weight to my carry-on. Again, this has to do with making processes less of a hassle. If ever there was a delay in my suitcase’s arrival, at least I could still get ready with my basics. This saves a trip to the mall and is great for the budget-conscious traveler.
What are your travelling tips?