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How to Pack in Just a Carry-On

Posted on May 11th, 2021 by Paul Hill

If you want to avoid the pesky checked bag fee from your airline, you may opt for bringing just a carry on for your trip. However, this will involve packing smarter and more efficiently. Follow these tips and tricks to have an easier time getting everything you need in just a carry on bag.

Be Selective About Your Bag

Investing in an efficiently built carry-on bag can make all the difference. Especially if you travel often, it’s extra helpful to have a functional bag. Find one that fits standard airline carry-on requirements, but with enough pockets and space. Ones with different sized pockets are great because then you can put smaller belongings such as your phone, keys, or wallet in the smaller pockets so they don’t get lost within the bag. Decide what type of bag suits you best- whether it be a backpack, one-strap, rolling, or another type of luggage.

Layers, layers, layers!

Pack items that can easily be layered. If you’re going to a very cold destination, it makes sense to bring a heavier coat that you can wear or hold on the flight. But instead of packing just coats or thick sweaters, focus on layering items so you can take up less room in your bag and be prepared for slightly hotter or slightly colder temperatures. Also try to wear as much as you can on the flight. 

Use Compression Bags

Compression bags are a great way to maximize the space inside your bag. These are special bags that attach to a vacuum and, when the vacuum is turned on, all the air is sucked out of the bag, making it a sliver of the size it was before. As long as you will have access to a vacuum to do the same process for your return flight, these nifty bags are a great tool.

Roll, Don’t Fold 

Surprisingly, rolled-up clothes take up much less space than folded clothes. Regardless of the item- t-shirt, long sleeve shirt, jeans, shorts, tank tops, dresses, skirts, or any other items of clothes you need to pack, you will be pleasantly surprised at how much space rolling these items will save. Also, it will prevent wrinkles and folds that come with folding!

Book a Stay Today!

If you’re traveling to Fresno, the Piccadilly Inn Airport would be glad to have you. With amenities such as onsite dining, a fitness center, pool, meeting and banquet space, and more, you’ll feel completely taken care of at a home away from home. When shopping around for hotels near Fresno, remember that Piccadilly Inn Airport not only has the ultimate location, but has all the amenities you need for a successful and easy trip. We hope to see you soon!  


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