Traveling as much as I do, I’ve picked up a trick or two to make long plane rides as easy as they can be! Through trial and error, and trips all around the world, some of the key things I focus on when packing is accessibility and efficiency. When I’m traveling, I like to be as organized as possible since traveling itself is already such a stressful thing. Checking in your luggage is easy, the trick is organizing & packing your carry-on! If you guys have followed my snapchat (@chrisellelim) during my trip to Greece, you guys might have seen my in-flight beauty regime and all the books and magazines I had brought with me onto the plane. But to let you guys in on a little secret .. I had all of that neatly packed into my carry-on, it was super easy! So today I’ll be sharing with you guys my 5 tips to packing your travel carry-on!
1. Double Up Your Bags
I can’t stress how important pouches are. They help conserve space and keep everything organized. I usually have one bag to carry all of my electronics in, and another bag to carry all of my beauty products in, my jewelry, my travel documents.. you get the point. I rarely travel with more than a rolling carry-on, since it’s so much easy to just roll a carry-on instead of carrying a purse or a duffel. I even put my purse (or clutch) into my luggage! Having your hands free is extremely important when traveling. Right before I sit, I take out what I need (that’s already all packed conveniently together!) so I’m not constantly getting up to get something from my carry-on.
2. Keep Your Electronics Together
Your laptop, tablet, chargers, even headphones, should all be kept together for easy access. Find a case that has easy compartments to keep everything in its place. I really like this brown leather thisisground laptop case because not only does it help me keep organized, but I absolutely love how sturdy it is. It’s also a good idea to keep all your electronics in one place because then the delicate wires of your chargers won’t get damaged!
3. Never Put Your Valuables in a Checked Bag.
Ever! For example, jewelry. That way, if your luggage ever gets lost, your valuables will be safe. When packing your jewelry, it’s also important to use an organizer so your pieces won’t break! Not to mention you won’t ever lose your favorite jewelry piece if it’s all kept together in one place.
4. Roll Your Clothes.
This packing method helps save tons of space, and keeps your pieces wrinkle free! It’s also very important to carry along a chic pair of heels and a dress- you never know when you’ll need to look chic at a moment’s notice! Not to mention you’ll have an outfit ready if anything were to happen to your checked luggage, or a baby spits up on your shirt!
5. Pack a Scarf that Doubles as a Blanket.
Comfort essentials! It will keep you warm on the plane, and once you arrive at your destination, it’s the perfect chic accessory! I usually also keep a pair of socks to keep my feet warm during the long flights too. I think one thing that I always underestimate is how cold flights can be because of the air conditioning!
When you travel it’s important to plan ahead in order to make things as effortless as possible! And with everything organized in your carry-on, with all your essentials accessible at a moment’s notice, traveling will be a breeze! I hope these tips helped!
Watch the full video I made all about traveling chic below!