Has anyone ever told you that packing our hand luggage can be just as tricky and difficult as packing the main suitcase? If none, then we are telling you the same thing right now.
There is a misconception that it would be a lot easier because only small things are placed in our hand luggage. Contrary to this, preparing the things for our hand luggage can actually be more stressful than getting things in the main bag. Can you just imagine putting every little important (and not so important) stuff in your hand luggage such as your blushers, foundation, lipstick, iPhone, iPad, camera, book, tissue, and everything else in a tiny space? Oh, that would certainly require good strategy!
For many years, I have struggled with packing my hand luggage. But thanks to experience, I think that I have mastered the art of preparing it. Here are the top ten things to pack in carry on for traveling.
10 Things To Pack In Carry-On/Hand Luggage
A Reliable Gadget – An iPad
How many of us still do not travel with our iPad or laptop? I suspect that there are only a few. Our iPads are simply the best we could have to kill time or to make the most of our experience and is a must when selecting on things to pack in carry-on. It is where we could read from e-books, play our favorite online games, and even watch some series. It’s also great to have a communication tool where our bosses or employees could email us.
Something To Keep You Warm – A Cardigan
One of the worst experiences of travelers is the extremely cold temperature during flights. Even if you plan to visit a tropical country or a place during the summer season, you still have to be prepared because some airlines won’t bother providing for blankets as many of them are cutting costs.
Having a cardigan or sweater in hand luggage can work wonders for fighting the cold and resolving some fashion mishaps.
A Piece To Entertain You – Headphones
Well, headphones are not just really to entertain you during flights and road travels. Headphones will be your hero when it comes to preventing the deafening cries of babies during flight and even the frightening sound of turbulence. I suggest that you get Beats headphones or Bose headphones.
An Extra Energy – Battery For Your Phone
Just imagine arriving at your destination without any means to contact your friends or travel agency. How awful could it get and thus having extra power source is a must when packing in a carry on.
I had my own experience of arriving at the airport with a dead phone battery. As you would expect, it created too much hassle and unexplainable stress on my part. This is particularly because I hired a private vehicle and its driver prior to my arrival. How the heck was I able to contact him? It was a long story. To cut it short, just don’t dare experience it!
Apart from an extra phone battery, always have a notebook handy. Keep with you the important addresses, locations, directions, and phone numbers in cases of emergency. I’ve also found a wonderful gadget accessory – the Anker PowerCore + Mini – which is an extremely helpful travel companion. It charges fast and takes up minimal space.
A Cover For Sleeping – Eye Mask
An eye mask should be an essential part of your luggage because this would let you sleep soundly despite the activities going on around you. A relaxing eye pillow would be a great choice to have a better sleep during flights. Choosing this would allow you to take advantage of its stylish design and wonderful scent.
An Element To Rehydrate Us – Vapur Water Bottle
How many of you are having a dilemma whether or not to bring a bottle of water because of its sheer volume? Well, a water bottle may just be the solution to this kind of dilemma.
The Vapur Water Bottle is perfect for those who want to make sure that they don’t get dehydrated or even thirsty during long flights. Also, these are great because they do not eat up much space. They can be rolled after finishing the contents. Although some airlines provide water onboard, this may just not be enough or even prove to be a hassle. So why not just bring your own water?
An Innovative Scarf And Pillow – The Trtl Pillow
If you are the minimalist type of traveler who only wants to bring simple yet convenient and functional items in your luggage, then the trtlsleepscarf is the best companion for your trip. If you are wondering what it is, then get some idea from its name. It is a turtle scarf that allows you to sleep!
Well, the innovation is truly a wonderful benefit to every traveler because it is very easy to carry and pack. Even its design is very stylish. Imagine having something to rest your neck on without looking awkward with a neck pillow. Doesn’t that help you maintain your fashion sense while in travel?
This turtle scarf can effectively support your neck while you sleep in your car or even on a plane. You will no longer have to worry about leaning on a stranger’s shoulder! Its ergonomic design is truly something to marvel at.
A Pair To Keep You Fresh – Toothbrush & Toothpaste
When you go for a long flight, it is most likely that you won’t be opening your mouth for long. When your saliva does not work its way, then expect to have bad breath when you reach your destination. So bring toothbrush and toothpaste in your luggage.
Something To Calm The Tummy – Snacks
If you think that any kind of snacks would be just fine for your flight, then you may just be wrong. Travelers often regret having eaten junk food before and during flight because of the resulting dizziness and bloating. The best alternative to junk food, of course, is healthy food.
Something To Keep You Clean – Facial Wipes
Travels – most especially those that take up a couple of hours – can truly make us look stressed and tired. The best tool for maintaining a fresh look is a pack of facial wipes. This can be used to remove makeup smudges and some food debris from the face.