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10 Essentials for traveling in winter with a carry-on suitcase

So looking at tricks and essentials to travel with less junk, huh. He got you. In this post I will tell you the winter travel essentials with carry-on suitcase And not die trying.

I will comment some tips What do I usually put into practice? to avoid paying more on flights for checked baggage.

Although traveling with a carry-on bag to cold places requires some skill, we can say that, over the years, you realize that the less you load the more facilities you will get to discover the country and less time you waste in airports. They are all advantages!

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Richard | Traveling with little luggage in winter 🧳

For the above reason it deserves It is very worthwhile to sit down and plan the clothes that we want to take on a trip. Shall we start?

Travel light with a carry-on bag

For me the concept of travel light has such a great meaning and beneficial I must stop for a while to describe this point.

travel with less is comfort of moving more freely, and that when you don't know a country is the biggest advantage.

Al trying to get by with the things you take on your journey you learn; to what you don't need that much to live and develop your daily routines. Actually you need very little to live and be well.

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Advantages of traveling with a carry-on bag ✈️

Traveling light means: traveling with the expectation that if you need something you will find a way to find it, travel light is to give the opportunity de detach ourselves from what we believe is essential, traveling light is leaving many things at home to fill ourselves with other experiences They don't necessarily fit in a suitcase.

Essentials for traveling with a Hand Luggage in Winter

But before…

  • select your colors

Before simply putting clothes in the suitcase, make sure thatchoose the colors that form the base of your wardrobe, and that's when you can add the secondary colors.

A basic suitcase it must be almost by obligation composed of: flat and solid colors. Black, White, Grey, Cream or plain color Make it part of your color palette.

If you would like to know more about how to get one color palette for your wardrobe do not forget to go through the post: How to create a color palette for your closet from scratch.

  • Jeans

Remember that for a 5 day trip For example, you can get along well with two cowboys.

NOTE: In order not to take up too much space You will wear one of them on the day of the trip.

as we are talking about travel to cold countries I assume that you are going to wear some jeans or pants. No? This is already your choice.

When I say pants too I mean a dress, skirt or basic garment that you need apart from the sweaters.

  • Sweaters

Here is The crux of the matter. If you start putting on sweaters as if the world were ending, not even one carry-on suitcase, nor two, will be enough.

For this reason try to take only the essential sweaters in your suitcase and wear 1 of them The day of the trip. It's time to choose the best!

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Travel with a carry-on bag and save money

Don't be afraid of falling short as an idea could be to buy a sweater at the destination as a souvenir. Some kind of gift to yourself. For this reason, less is better than more.

  • Scarves

I mean scarves, hats and gloves.

Two of each will suffice. As always, one of them will wear it. On the other hand, and this is already optional, make sure that your scarves are striking and different to give color to the outfit.

That we already have a full suitcase, Missing?

  • Toiletry bag and makeup

With the basics you should manage as you can. Don't let the pot go by saving palettes of shadows and lipsticks.

Choose a small toiletry bag with the basic makeup items: foundation, mascara, a lipstick or two at the most, moisturizing lipstick for the cold and... little else.

El dressing case What will you carry in your suitcase with: toothpaste, brushes, solid soap if possible, and some travel-size moisturizer. procure make all this as small as possible y separate it in a separate bag (plastic with hermetic seal) to save time at airport control

Just one piece of the garments that take up the most space

Now comes the hard part, choose a single item of clothing which I will mention below.

I have included the pieces that we usually use daily and that due to their volume we cannot carry more than one, unless you want to check in a bag. To take out your wallet if you are not able to choose.💰

  • just a pair of shoes

Shoes take up too much space to carry two pairs.

So Gertrudis: 🙋🏻‍♀️ See what you take on your trip.

It's hard to choose a footwear to be: nice, comfortable and warm but it is something that you have to do if you want to save money checking a bag, with the loss of time that this entails.

  • I don't even tell you about the coat

You must bring a single coat that will be the one you will take with you on the day of the trip.

We need to keep in mind that a coat can occupy the entire space of the carry-on suitcase, without adding anything else... So, be practical and opt for priorities: comfortable and warm.

Note: Invalid advice for aspiring influencers and instagramers who need a garment for every day.

Extra tips to save space in your suitcase

Now I'm going to give you some tricks so you can save space in the suitcase. They are practices that I have been learning over the years and that save time, ademas that they allow me travel comfortable.

  • Carry a backpack as a handbag.

If you wear one medium size backpack is it will help you to tour the city besides that with her you will have some margin to put some more clothing, a book or a gift.

We all know that Traveling with a carry-on suitcase, any extra space is appreciated.

  • Never fill your suitcase to the brim.

At first it will be very difficult to get to this point but with practice everything is achieved.

If you leave a free space in your suitcase you have Margin to buy a garment in the destination country, So you will wear your best souvenir.

  • Opt for the simple. Always

When it's time to pack opt for simplicity whether choosing the clothes you wear, the more minimalist the easier to combine, or tried look for solutions and use fewer products on your trips.

Si you learn a be austere in your travels I guarantee you that you will travel more comfortably and cheaper. Always.

Sacrificing comfort to carry things that you are probably not going to use is not worth it in most cases. Be practical and take what is just and necessary for the days of the trip.

  • Organize your suitcase using cloth bags.

For everything between the best y at the same time easy to search any thing I recommend that you use one 3 or 4 cloth bags for: you separate underwear, accessories such as scarves and hats, leg warmers and socks. Thus the smallest things will be perfectly divided and you can enjoy adapt them better to the available space for them.

Another trick es fold the clothes in such a way make it flat. For me it is the best way to organize clothes and save maximum space.

*Marie Kondo, I'm sorry but your method of rolling clothes doesn't work for me.

As I always tell you, do not stop trying different methods and stick with the one that works best for you.

There are as many ways to travel as there are people in the world.

My advice: Be practical and try to prioritize your comfort.

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