I love to travel. There’s nothing more exciting than getting on an airplane to as exciting destination. If I’m headed for a weekend getaway, my carry-on suitcase can hold everything I need. I save money on extra baggage and don’t have to wait around at the luggage claim. Plus I don’t have to worry that my suitcase won’t arrive at my destination at the same time as I do.
There’s a lot of useful space in a carry on suitcase. If you know how to pack smart, you can make the most of it. Today I am sharing ten suitcase packing tips to help you make the most of your carry 0n.
10 Suitcase Packing Hacks to Make the Most of Your Carry On
1. Roll your Clothes.
Rolled clothing takes up less space than folded clothes. Plus helps reduce wrinkling.
2. If you must bring extra pair of shoes, stick them in a shower cap.
Inexpensive plastic shower caps can protect your suitcase items from dirty shoe bottoms.
3. Travel light. Bring 3 tops for every one bottom.
Pair different tops with the same bottom. This travel packing tip helps you avoid over packing while making the most of your travel wardrobe.
4. Use a daily pill organizer to store jewelry and medications.
Organize jewelry in separate compartments. Eliminate bottle bulk by taking only the amount of pills you need.
5. Use travel size toiletries.
Most full size toiletries can’t be carried on planes anyway. I like to use the mini version of everything from shampoo to toothpaste and deodorant. Save travel size bottles so you can refill them on future trips.
6. Eliminate make-up bag bulk.
Use contact lens cases to bring liquid makeup. Load cotton swabs with a days worth of eye shadow. Store in small plastic baggies.
7. Stuff shoes with socks.
Don’t waste any open space. Stuff empty shoes with socks.
8. Protect hot hairstyling tools with potholders.
This is a genius packing hack! The potholder glove keeps hot styling tools away from your clothing. And you don’t have to wait for hot tools to cool down, which is handy when you have to pack up and leave in a hurry.
9. Bring a pop up hamper and/or large plastic baggies for dirty clothes.
I like to toss dirty clothes into a pop up hamper. I also find it handy to bring along large plastic baggies to keep dirty clothes separate in my carry-on suitcase.
10. Store earbuds and charging cords in eyeglasses case.
My charger and earbuds are much easier to find when I pack them inside an eyeglasses case.
My carry on is part of the Atlantic Ultra Lite 3 Collection. The lightweight 21″ Spinner weighs in at just 7.2 pounds! The actual dimensions are 21 x 14 x 9 (H x L x W). I can tell this piece is designed to be durable enough to last for many, many fun trips!
I especially love the Turquoise color, comfortable carry handles and the exterior pockets that give me a convenient place to store things like my family’s travel documents and reading materials for easy access when I am on the go. The 360-degree Spinners make sure this luggage is easy to roll in any direction. That feature comes in really handy as I find myself running across crowded airports to catch flights.
Do you have any suitcase packing tips and tricks to add to this list? Share them with us in the comments below.