How to Pack a Weekend Away Into a Carryon Bag

When it comes to life experiences, there’s nothing quite like seeing the world. Of course, there’s nothing quite like seeing your bank balance decrease after an overseas trip, either.

However, there are those emails which you see come across your inbox promising cheap flights and weekend accommodation to exotic destinations. The catch, it seems, is that you aren’t allowed to take any checked baggage with you. Even if you are willing to pay.

This is often enough to turn the majority of people away. However, the experienced traveler knows that you can get more than enough items into a carry-on bag for a weekend away.

Keep reading to find out how.

They See Me, Rollin! They Hatin!

They hatin’ because of how much space you save when you roll up your clothes. Instead of the traditional fold flat method, fold your clothes once into a straight line and then roll them up tightly.

This works for items like your jeans, pants, shirts, jackets, anything that you have can be rolled up. Even better, it eliminated the crease lines you get from folding and tightly packing each item.

You Better Think!

Wise words from Aretha, and ones which are still powerful today. You better think about the items that you really need to take with you. Below is the list of the items you will need;

  • One pair of pants
  • Two t-shirts or blouses
  • Five pairs of socks
  • Five pairs of underwear
  • Two bras (if required)
  • Bathing suits

Before you say anything, there is always room for a bathing suit! If you don’t have one, be sure to visit the Groupon Coupons page for Aeropostale before you leave! And secondly, don’t forget that you will also be wearing a fresh set of clothes as you get on the plane. Before you leave, take a shower and change your clothes for a fresh set. This way you can make the most out of the clothes you wear by wearing them again on your weekend trip.


Of course, it’s time to cut some of the items from your beloved morning and evening routines. Here are the items you will need to pack, and only these:

  • Sunscream
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Moisturizer

Before you worry that this isn’t’ enough, remember that the accommodation you are staying at will provide with everything else that you will need in the bathroom during your stay. Oh, and don’t forget that you are on vacation and nobody that you know is going to see you or care what you look like!


The first thing that everybody does is to pack as many gadgets into their case a possible, for fear of being bored. Instead, just pack your cell phone. The reason for this tip is because in addition to your actual devices you also need to make room for their associated cords which can quickly take up precious storage space.

When it comes to traveling the world, don’t let a silly thing like baggage restriction prevent you from experiencing everything there is to experience. The next time that one of those emails pops up on our screen, keep this article in mind and enjoy!