Whether you’re going on a weekend getaway or on a business trip, sometimes we’re given just a carry-on bag to pack up and go. Think of taking just a carry-on an advantage. You save money and time while traveling, and plus it keeps you from feeling overwhelmed when packing for just a short trip. Think of packing for a weekend simple and quick. Why pack for more than what you need? Check out these three simple rules that’ll make packing short, simple, and carry-on approved.
This seems like an obvious one, but what we really mean is– pack light fabrics. Packing light means reverting to light fabrics that can fold or roll into tiny little pieces that take up minimal space. Traveling to a location without a washing machine? No problem. You can easily hand wash these in the sink and hang to dry. Try to stay away from fabrics that are mostly cotton, as these take longer to dry. Another tip when packing, is it roll and fold. You’ll definitely fit a lot more baggage when rolling clothing.
Is it a scarf, is it a skirt, is it a coverup? It’s an all in one! Pack pieces that are versatile and can be worn more than one way. Think light button downs that can be worn as a top or as a classy beach cover up when unbuttoned. Think your favorite pareo that can be tied at the waist for a casual chic skirt or tied at the neck for a beachy halter dress look.
Overpacking is our biggest struggle when it comes to fitting our belongings into a carry-on, but it can easily be avoided by picking a single color theme. Picking a color palette within your outfits will help you to easily style any outfit. It also takes away any temptation for packing that super impractical pieces that you probably won’t end up wearing. Keeping it neutral with a pop of color will keep your number of outfits in check, not to mention make it super easy and quick to dress up and down outfits throughout your trip.