Save yourself the hassle and fees of checking luggage, by using one bag for your trip

With the holidays upon us we have trips planned to our family’s house or maybe you’re taking a last minute vacation with your partner……Well then – Maximize your carry on bag, and with a few helpful hints you don’t have to hassle with paying for your luggage on your next trip.

  • Wear your bulkiest layers on the plane, including your boots ! And you will be glad when the plane’s cabin is chilly.
  • Roll, don’t fold jeans, sweaters, tee shirts.  This will mean you will have fewer creases and more space.

  • Use clear plastic bags to safeguard anything snag-prone or leaky.
  • Stuff the toes of packed shoes with small jewelry items and socks.
  • Plan your wardrobe with two neutrals colors and one bold color to make mixing and matching easier.  I like to bring basic black slacks and khaki and add in a bright color.

  • Keep your toiletry bag packed with travel size toothpaste and mini shampoo bottles so you’re not forced to toss in full-size containers at the last minute.
  • Leave the blow dryer at home, most Hotels and Resorts have the blow dryer on the wall mounted in the bathroom.
  • Separate your lights and brights and darks to prevent any color from bleeding.  Especially suede shoes, be extra careful.
  • A small leather pouch can be double duty between bringing cosmetics and using at night for a evening clutch.
  • On the return trip home, wrap souvenirs in rolled tees or socks, to keep them safe and secure.

About Poisematters

Lori is a recognized Protocol and Etiquette expert who received her training in 1997 from The Protocol School of Washington. Lori is certified and trained in International and Corporate Protocol and Etiquette instruction. Lori began her career with the Disneyland Resort in 1975 and has over 40 years of service with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. In 2001, Lori Dominguez received the Orange County Tourism Council's Service Excellence award in the area of accommodations (Hotels). Lori continues teaching workshops on Protocol & Etiquette to local schools in Southern California including Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona and Chapman University. She enjoys Fashion, blogging, being a dog mom, loves social media and travel. Her family includes two grown sons; a husband who is a high school biology teacher; and one very spoiled Bernese Mountain Dog.
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One Response to Save yourself the hassle and fees of checking luggage, by using one bag for your trip

  1. Thanks for putting me on your blog roll! I love all your posts but really the one above even though I am not sure if that is a reality for me ever!

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