Sometimes not having to spend the extra money on getting a checked-luggage suitcase, when planning for vacation, will help you to not break the bank for your next adventure. You could save the extra $50 for a nice dinner with your significant other. Or that $50 could be just enough for an extra excursion while taking your trip. So let’s see how we can save money by fitting your outfits into your carry-on bag.
First things first, is getting your TSA approved travel containers or travel items. I went to Target and went to the travel section. There I bought myself a quart-size package, which is the TSA size bag you need for your liquids. The bag had empty containers that were 2 oz in size, which is within the limits of the TSA 3.4 oz guidelines. The bag also came with labels so I can differentiate between which liquids are which.
I filled and labeled my liquids. I filled the containers with aloe lotion, shampoo, conditioner, and coconut spray. I had also purchased, at Target’s travel section, a travel set of a toothbrush and toothpaste which only costed me .97 cents! The TSA compliant bag costed about $6.
After I filled the bottles, I fit the rest of my toiletries like my makeup (btw there are no restrictions on powder or pressed powder products), bar soap, and brushes. Everything has to fit in the quart-size bag with the exception of the makeup brushes and powder products. I like to have all of my toiletries together so I usually throw everything in the one bag.
Next, planning your outfits. This is the hardest part, especially when you want to bring your whole closet. What I do is I see how many days I will be gone and times that by two. So for three weeks (21 days), I would need 42 outfits, considering I change twice a day. For 21 days I bring 7 shirts, 5 bottoms, 5 dresses and 3 rompers. This gives you 43 outfits if you mix and match your pants and shirts, while still having your dresses and rompers.
While packing your bags don’t forget any important belongings. Such as prescriptions, necessary medicine, and any important technology you are bringing.
Rolling your clothes up makes for more room in your carry-on. It takes up less space in your bag because folding clothes causes them to be bulky. This is my preferred way to pack, especially when I am only bringing a carry-on. I was able to roll all of my clothes up and pack it away, and my bag was still only half full! Plus, if you still have room towards the end of your packing, you can bring more cute outfits.
When I’m only halfway with putting my clothes away I usually put my technology in the bag and put the rest of the clothes on top. This gives a cushion so your technology doesn’t break while being stuffed overhead or under your chair.
I hope you find this helpful and get to fit all of your cute outfits in your carry-on, or inspired you to save money and bring a carry-on instead of a checked-luggage bag. Comment down below what your travel tricks are!