How To Pack A Carry On

Hey gorgeous,

So I'm back from my getaway to Bali feeling rather rejuvenated. I will tell you all about it in another post (I'm still going through the hundreds of photos I took) but for now I thought I'd share with you my ultimate guide on how to pack a carry on.

On the day I left for Ubud I posted a pic on Instagram of my suitcase.

I was very proud of myself because I fitted 10 days worth of clothes into a carry on and I still had loads of room!

How To Pack A Carry On Instagram
How To Pack A Carry On Instagram

So much room in fact that, coming home, I was able to fit in the shopping I did without even using the expander! FYI the extra items included 5 bags, a sarong, 3 journals, a pair of sandals, 3 pairs of sunglasses, a leather wallet, a bracelet, 2 dream catchers, a Buddha figurine, a watch, some DVD's and 2 wooden spoons.

This was the first time that I have traveled light and I have to say that I surprisingly loved it!

There was something liberating about leaving all the 'stuff' behind.

It made me realise how little you really need not only when you are travelling, but just living in general. Previously I've packed trying to take something to wear and/or use in every eventuality. Half my suitcase was usually filled with 'just in case' items that I either never used or could have managed without.

This time however I kept it strictly to the necessities and the thing is I didn't even notice that I didn't have the usual variety of outfits, accessories and products. I didn't need them nor find myself wanting.

Even though I was packing for 10 days, I reckon could have lasted a month on what I took.

Ok. So you want to know how I packed 10 days into a carry on?  Look no further than this info-graphic I put together for you. Consider it your ultimate step-by-step guide on how to pack a carry on so that you can travel light like a pro on your next trip.

How To Pack 10 Days In A Carry On
How To Pack 10 Days In A Carry On

Do you have any experiences of packing and travelling with carry on luggage? Or perhaps you're inspired to give it a go? I would love to hear from you in the comments below.


Nic xox

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