Instead, make things simple by sandwiching a week's worth of outfits into one teeny, tiny carry-on. It's actually much easier than you think.
Start with your jacket or outerwear and continue layering clothes on a flat surface at 180 degrees. Next, place an undergarment bag or your cosmetics case in the center of the pile, and start folding everything else around it. The idea is to eliminate any air or space between the clothes so that you're actually just packing one big block of clothes.
And we don't mean to select a skimpy travel wardrobe for a week, by any means. Depending on its size, your little carry-on can probably hold a long coat, two sweaters, three T-shirts, a dress, a skirt, two pairs of jeans, and a dressy and casual pair of shoes in addition to plenty of underwear. You could go just about anywhere with all of that in your that bag.
If this technique is a little bit hard to picture, check out this genius video from Travel Noire that shows exactly how it's done.
TV travel guru Rick Steves is a firm believer in packing light, and has these tips to make sure you're not lugging around too much extra stuff on your next trip. Not only is it more convenient, but Steves warns that when you're saddled with heavy luggage, you're a prime target for criminals looking to take advantage of hapless tourists.
Anyone else getting the urge for a quickie getaway?
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