Need tips for packing suitcase

@KarenO52 (2951)
United States
October 31, 2007 10:20am CST
Does anyone have some good tips for packing for a plane trip. I'm leaving next week,and I would like to take one carry-on bag with enough clothes for a week. The last time I flew, I brought way too much stuff and it was a big hassle.
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• United States
31 Oct 07
I am the last person to give you tips on that. I take at least one huge suitcase for a trip that lasts overnight. Where you going? Will you be picking all of us up?
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
31 Oct 07
I do that too, if I'm driving and have someone with me to help me carry everything. This time, I'm flying, and I don't want to wait around by the baggage pick up.I'm going to visit my nephew in Fla who's wife just had their first baby. She's a little cutie,named Hannah Jolie and I can't wait to see her. I wish I could take you all with me. I love going around to all the places in Jax Beach, and would love company. There's always something happening there.
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• United States
31 Oct 07
What a beautiful name for a beautiful baby! Sounds like a lot of fun...Have a great time!
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
31 Oct 07
I am terrible at taking way too much stuff, but I'll tell you those bags you put your clothes in and suck all the air out with the vacuum cleaner are terrific. You would be amazed. Have a Great trip and hope to hear from you when you return. Hope this is a pleasure trip !!!
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
31 Oct 07
Thanks for the great tip. I have one of those bags stashed somewhere. I'll try and find it, so I can compress everything. I'm going to see the newest member of our family, born Oct. 6th, my first grand niece. I plan on spoiling her.
@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
5 Nov 07
That is a good question. I'll bet the airport security won't have a vacuum around to use if that happens. But then if everything is clearly visible through the plastic, they shouldn't have to open it up. The last time I went through airport security, I set off the alarm because I had a pack of tums in my pocket. The foil was enough to set off the alarm.
• United States
6 Nov 07
Pack only a few most necessary items to include a couple of pair of slacks, a couple of shirts to interchange with either of the slacks, underclothes, socks or stockings. People often bring way too much clothing when they are going on a trip. Depending on the length of the trip you can get buy with only 2 or 3 outfits by using colors that go well with one another.
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
6 Nov 07
That sounds like a good plan. I'm going to try and take only what I can pack into my carry on, and then wash my clothes if I need to. I bought a couple of pairs of yoga pants, and they are so comfortable, and look nice, and they don't take up much space.
@creematee (2810)
• United States
31 Oct 07
Since most hotel rooms have irons and board available, I would suggest packing tightly. My hubby does a lot of work travel, and manages to get things into 2 bags. One carry-on (this is usually his work stuff.) and one small suitcase. We pack 3 pants, 5 shirts, and then underthings for the week. He also fits an extra pair of shoes, and bathroom toiletries in there. We roll everything in tight jelly-rolls, to save space. It's always worked for him. Yes, there are a few wrinkles doing it this way, but it's better than carrying a ton of cases and travel bags through the airport.
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
1 Nov 07
I'm staying at my nephew's house, so I can wash and iron my clothes. I might try rolling my t-shirts and jeans like that, to save room. Thanks for your response.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
24 Jan 08
it is so easy to overpack isn't it? I like to bring reversible skirts for more variety with less baggage - shirts that go with more than one skirt. I am told that rolling clothing keeps it from needing ironing and takes up less room - my last flight I rolled the clothes and then put them in one of those vacuum space saving bags which sucked down to fit into carry on - no problem. with most airlines you are permitted a carry on plus a personal item which I decided to use a tote bag - in this I put my small purse, my ziplock bag items for easy access, my camera, magazines, and a packed lunch