With the ever changing security on air travel it seems the airlines are letting you board with less luggage. No matter the length of your trip, you can travel with less.
First thing to do is check the airline you will be traveling on for their guidelines for carry-on and checked luggage. Another thing to do is to check the Transportation Security Administration rules to see what is permitted to put in carry-on and checked luggage.
Select versatile pieces of clothing with color and style you can make many combinations. Basic pieces can include dark pants to hide dirt, knit fabrics to be wrinkle free, or crinkle fabrics where you want the wrinkles. These items can be dressed up with accessories such as a belt, scarf or earrings, which do not take up much room.
Pack your clothing by placing the plastic from the dry cleaner between them. This helps trap air between layers and cushions and protects clothing. Rolling your clothes is a fast and easy way to pack them. Interlocking each piece with another can save space.
Plan your wardrobe
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Black or blue will get you through most events
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Create travel kits by using sealable plastic bags. It will be easy to reach in your suitcase for toiletries, make-up, and first aid items. Use travel size containers or you can purchase needed items when you arrive. Leave the hair dryer at home. Call the hotel before you go and see what amenities they offer.
When you arrive at your destination, unpack your suitcase. Repack your suitcase by placing items back in as you have worn or used them.
Article by: St. Louis Public Library staff