Pack Your Carry-On Like a Minimalist
Recently, I’ve found a new love for packing a carry-on.
I’ve been craving spontaneity and innovation in my life, so I quit my job and bought a carry-on.
That sounded way less riveting than I thought it would…
Nonetheless, a new adventure soon awaits as I seek endlessly for a ticket to my next chapter.
When I travelled throughout the summer last year, I had countless bags (and checked bag fees) filled to the brim, overflowing of redundance.
This time around, though, not only have I been packing with experience, but I’ve also been doing so to visit the not yet known, which prompted me to pack in a sense of vagueness.
Packing Your Carry-On Like a Minimalist
In all honesty, my first mistake in packing my carry-on last time was having the wrong bag; I used a Trader Joe’s reusable grocery bag.
A moment of silence, please.
The issue with that was that I had a single opened space demanding that I crammed it with anything I could think of that I would “need.”
This is where the “just in case” mindset kicked in.
I also had a separate protective case for my laptop that took up a great deal of space in my…again I say… grocery bag.
I was beyond disorderly with embarrassing things falling out left and right as handbag marks took over my arms.
Whether I knew that there were bags out there that were specifically made to be a carry-on or not is beyond me.
Take it from me…your first step in packing light and well is finding the perfect carry-on that fits your needs.
Emphasis on the needs.
Emphasis on the carry-on.
Depending on your lifestyle, the bag that fits you may vary.
I’m what the kids call nowadays “high maintenance.” So, I need a decently sized bag that has various pockets, zippers, and something built in for my laptop’s safety.