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

2 years ago
Packing Hacks: 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.


Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community, and follow us on Facebook to get inspiration in your newsfeed daily. Inspire and be inspired.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

Luggage $15 & Up
Carry-on Bags
Carry-on Bags $15 & Up
Luggage Tags
Luggage Tags $4 & Up

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

Airline Travel During Coronavirus: 5 Things to Remember When Flying During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Packing Tips: Why You Should Just Roll With It When You're Traveling!

​Cooperstown: America’s Baseball Destination Ranked Top 2 in the Country

Elisa 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 Schmitz, 30Seconds
I will be trying to stuff my dirndl into my carry-on very soon, Dieter Schmitz! Can't wait, woohoo!

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Are You a Spiritual Seeker? A Pilgrimage to Santiago May Be the Way for You

Meteora Monasteries: Captivating UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece

Makaluapuna Point in Maui: Discover Hawaii's Dragon's Teeth & Kapalua Labyrinth