Packing Tips: Carry-On Tote Bag

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Sneaking in an end of summer trip? It’s a great time to travel as the temps are still great in several areas and places are often less crowded with school back in session. It’s also a perfect way to wrap-up summer and get refreshed for the start of Fall. With travel comes packing though, and a reliable bag for the plane is always a must so here are some packing tips for your carry-on tote bag!

Bag Selection + Packing List

First things first, select the best carry-on bag for your lifestyle. I swear by the Lo & Sons Catalina Deluxe Tote. It’s the “Mary Poppins” tote that has the perfect balance of capacity yet compactness – fits under that airplane seat with no problem! The bottom zipper compartment is a major bonus as well, allowing storage for extra shoes. It’s also great for use outside of travel, including daily life activities like grocery shopping, beach days and workout sessions. Next, get yourself a good packing list. It’s a game changer if you aren’t already a checklist girl as helps you to not forget any must have items.

Carry-On Tote Bag Items to Pack

Now that you have the perfect bag and packing checklist, what’s best to pack in it? If you are checking a suitcase and taking a carry-on bag for the plane, it can be tough to decide what should go in each. Think about your carry-on bag as the place to store all the essential items you need on hand or anything that is valuable that you don’t want to lose risking. It’s the items to get you through the airport and that will keep you comfortable and entertained through your flight.

  1. Small Purse/Wallet with ID, Passport, Money, Credit Cards
  2. Laptop
  3. AirPods
  4. Portable Phone Charger
  5. Books
  6. Sunglasses
  7. Jewelry
  8. Medications
  9. Kleenex
  10. Hand Sanitizer
  11. Lip Gloss
  12. Hair Brush
  13. Change of Clothes
  14. Jacket
  15. Snacks

Time to Board

Well are you ready to go? Packing can be overwhelming at times but with the right travel gear and organization of a checklist, it can be much easier! In the long run it’s totally worth it once your feet hit your destination. Plus, just remember if you forget anything you can usually buy a substitute once you land. All in all, just enjoy the opportunity to see and explore somewhere new and make lasting memories!

Happy vacay,