ph by Kim
This was all I packed for our trip to Amsterdam.
I'm a firm believer in packing super light when it comes to traveling, I prefer to not check my bags because I'm always so anxious to get out & explore my new surroundings when I arrive at a destination airport. Waiting for a bag at a carousel is like chewing on tinfoil as I impatiently bop around waiting for my stuff to roll around, and I'm always worried that the bag is never going to actually show up (I've never had a lost bag, but what if, dude?!). So in my efforts to keep things moving, I've devised a system that makes packing SO much easier. Allow me to demonstrate...
This is a typical week's-worth of stuff that I'd bring with me on my primary carry-on (not including personal "shtuff" because nobody wats to see that). Here's the deal: you don't need to bring a bajillion different things with you when you can just rotate a bunch of really great basics. I always wear my heaviest garments while I'm traveling, not only does it avoid the extra bulk in my bag, it also prepares me for when the flight is freeeezing, which it usually is, and those flight blakets they give you do NOT cut it. In this case, I'd wear my two sweaters, my scarf and my boots on the plane, & then pack everything else.
Now, I'll assume a lot of you usually pack your clothes in folded stacks, as shown above, but here's the secret to getting more space in your bag...
Rolling them clothes up!
Not only does this avoid a good amount of wrinkling, it also gives you way more space in your bag, you can create even more room if you roll stuff together (i.e. rolling shirts together, pants etc...). Line the bottom of the bag with your garments and arrange accessories accordingly.
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