How to Pack for a 10-Day Trip With Only a Carry-on (for Real) by Nicola Grayling

4 years ago
How to Pack for a 10-Day Trip With Only a Carry-on (for Real)

My husband travels a lot for business and only takes carry-on luggage to save time at the airport. We end up with a suit, shirts, casual clothes, work shoes, sneakers and running clothes, underwear plus toiletries in his case. What I do to get it to fit in a standard TSA carry-on suitcase is this: 

  • I roll all T-shirts, jeans, sweaters and underwear.
  • I place socks into shoes.
  • Work shirts get folded.
  • I layer the bottom of the case with the rolled items on one side and the shoes on the other.
  • I lay the folded shirts on top of those, then add the suit.
  • I pop the toiletries in last, on top.


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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
This is truly genius, Nicola Grayling! I hate to check my bags. Will try this next time, thanks!
Dieter Schmitz
10 days, Elisa All 30SecondMom that's easy! Try packing for 10 days, including Lederhosen, for Oktoberfest in Munich!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I will be trying to stuff my dirndl into my carry-on very soon, Dieter Schmitz! Can't wait, woohoo!

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