How to Pack a Carry-On

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I’d pack for every contingency possible when I traveled with my parents as a child. Every time they thought they were ready to hit the road, I had go back to the house and get something else. Clearly, traveling with me wasn’t easy in the least. Although I am no way near the way I was as a child, I’d like to say that I instantly learned how to travel light once I got older. However, it wasn’t until a few years ago that I learned that simplicity is the key to an enjoyable traveling experience.

Not only is traveling light the key to an enjoyable traveling experience, but it enables one to have more freedom and comfort. There’s hardly anything worse than bogging yourself down with a mountain of luggage! That’s why my preferable choice of luggage is a small, yet spacious carry-on. Navigating the airports and hotels with my carry-on is now much more a simpler and comfortable experience for me. I also don’t have to be concerned with checked baggage fees, because all I usually have is my carry-on and a personal item, such as a handbag or camera bag that can double as a handbag.


How to Pack in a Carry-On Suitcase

1. I always bring at least one or two lightweight, yet spacious tote bags. I use one for souvenirs, while the other one is used to separate clothes that’s to be laundered from the clothes that are clean.

2. Although I do want to look my best, I also want to feel comfortable while traveling since I know that I’ll probably be doing a lot of walking. Therefore, I always leave my heels at home. My go-to traveling shoes are ballet flats. They’re comfortable as they’re fashionable.

3. I like to give my luggage a once-over at least a week before leaving for my trip. I make sure that I have everything that I need. I also remove anything that I may deem unnecessary, especially if there is something that doesn’t coordinate well with the other pieces that I have.

4. I carefully and tightly roll my clothes instead of folding to them to create more space in my luggage, while staying organized. It also helps keep my clothes wrinkle free!

5. I’ll admit that I have a penchant for fun, vibrant patterns in clothes, yet sticking to the basic color schemes, especially in separates, will enable endless outfit possibilities. This will also help you pack fewer items.

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HilLesha O'Nan resides in Southern Indiana with her husband, two children, and dog. She's a lifestyle blogger that enjoys photography, flea markets, fashion, movies, music, history, antiques, and interior decorating. She is also the founder of To the Motherhood, Fashion Fling, and The Beauty Counter.


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To the Motherhood was created by HilLesha O'Nan, a lifestyle blogger and vegetarian that's passionate about photography, fashion, beauty, home improvement, traveling, cooking, and wellness. She's a married mom of two (10 and 4) that resides in Evansville, Indiana. She has worked with companies like Princess Cruises, eBay, Best Buy, and Microsoft. She's currently a MadeBlinds Ambassador, Paul Mitchell Insider and Aveeno Ambassador. Additional information.

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