Why travel with only hand luggage?
If you’re looking to travel on the cheap, taking only hand luggage can be a great way to save money! Airlines are charging more and more to check bags in, but cabin baggage is free.
It’s also quicker to travel without checking a bag in, as it means you don’t have to arrive at the airport quite as early, or wait around to collect it when you reach your destination airport. Travelling with only hand luggage also has the added advantage of meaning you have less to carry!
While it’s not always easy to bring only hand luggage, you can pack a surprising amount into a cabin-size friendly bag.
So how do you travel with only hand luggage?
The most important thing when travelling with only hand luggage is to make sure that your bag is within the cabin baggage size regulations. Most airlines have the same regulation size, but you should double check to make sure you won’t have to check your bag in at the airport, as this can cost a fair amount of money!
In order to get your liquids, such as toothpaste and deodorant, through security, either buy some travel miniatures or get a travel set of empty 100ml bottles so that you can decant larger liquids, like foundation, into smaller amounts. I found my travel set (which is really handy) in a pound store, but you can also find them in Boots and Primark, as well as online. I found some on Amazon here.
Make sure you plan ahead so that you only bring the outfits you need. Wear bulkier items, like a jumper and a coat, onto the plane to save space in your bag. If you’re bringing heavier items, like a jumper, consider wearing the same outfit twice so you can bring fewer items of clothing.
Try to fill any dead space in your bag. Stuff socks and underwear into shoes! Rolling your clothes, rather than folding them (or shoving them in), also makes it easier to squeeze more in.
Got any more tips for travelling with only hand luggage? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time, Dani x