Whether you are flying domestically or heading for a long weekend abroad, or even if you are travelling for a long time but on a slim wallet, travelling with only hand luggage can help to save a lot of stress, time, and money.

Listed below are tips and tricks on making your travel, with hand luggage only, smooth sailing.

Tips for travelling with just hand luggage

Your carry-on bag:

The hand luggage itself is one of the principal factors to consider! When it comes to the carry-on bags, you should look for a bag that is not too heavy and something long-lasting, as well as spacious.

You can also consider whether you want to purchase a backpack or a rolling case. If your bag is heavier rolling cases are easier. Backpacks, on the other hand, are often easier to transport over rocky areas.

Double-check the weight limit:

Each airline has different luggage rules and restrictions regarding the size and weight of carry-on luggage. It is important to check your airline’s carry-on rules before you board because if your luggage is overweight, you might need to throw some things out or pay extra.

Keep the liquids in an easily accessible place:

Keep the liquids in a clear plastic bag and a place within easy reach. You can also invest in some compact, travel-sized recyclable bottles. These are more environmentally friendly than purchasing small bottles all the time, and you can also take your favourite products with you.

It would be best to have all the medicine clearly labelled and also be sure to have a duplicate of the prescription with you at all times.

Skincare, make-up, and liquids such as foundation, moisturisers, and even roll-on deodorants are all included in the liquid allocation, so it is easy to go over the limit if you don’t think about it.

Keep a light toiletry bag:

Make-up, skincare, shampoo, and other beauty items or other toiletries add to your bag weight. Try to avoid taking anything you do not need for the trip, and anything that you do need, substitute for lightweight options instead.

Coordinate your clothing:

Make sure everything that you bring can be worn repeatedly. Stick to plain items and neutral colours. You can mix and match almost everything you pack. If you feel the need to dress up a couple of times, pack only one nice outfit. Be prepared to reuse things more than once, and do laundry on the go.

Wear your biggest items while travelling:

To conserve space, be sure to wear all of your largest items while travelling. Things like winter coats and heavy boots take up plenty of space and can be worn easily through the airport instead!


Charge all your electronics fully before you set off

If you’re going to spend time at the airport, you’ll probably want to spend time on your phone or laptop before taking off. Hence, be sure to fully charge your electronics at home before making your way to the airport.

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