Cabin bag: how to pack a "small" suitcase that you can take with you into the cabin?

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Packing for travel is often somewhere between an art and a science. Trying to pack small cabin luggage requires some additional skills.

If you're looking to save some money or just find it most convenient to travel with carry-on luggage (no one can argue with that), then check out some tricks that will make packing a lot easier next time.

Keep your travel documents separate

To begin with, it is good to know that you store your travel documents in a small bag that you always have with you. That way you won't be digging through your panties and pajamas to find your passport and tickets.

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You may not take products with more than 100 ml of liquid into the cabin, and they must be safely stored in a transparent 1 liter plastic bag. When packing, put them in their own plastic bag so you don't have to rummage through your bag and pick everything up in front of an impatient customs officer. Replace liquid cosmetics with solid ones where possible.

Pack essentials

Toothbrush, underwear, etc. - pack all important items that you will need immediately after landing or the same day in your hand luggage. There is always the possibility that your other suitcases (if you have any) end up not going on the same journey as you and could either be delayed or even lost.

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Save space - roll your clothes

If you only have one bag, every mm2 is strictly measured, so roll your clothes instead of folding them. This will give you more space and avoid wrinkles! Fill bras, shoes, hats and gaps with rolls of socks and other small items.

Layer it

If life has taught you anything, it's to dress in layers and be prepared for any weather. It's generally quite cold on the plane, so wear whatever you can fit on board when boarding - long pants, jackets and socks. This will save you packing space and make sure you don't catch a cold right before your vacation. If you take more than one pair of shoes, weigh them and wear the heaviest!

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