Ahhh – that feeling you get the day before a long trip to relax with family.
I’ve never really had a suitcase I love, usually I pack in totes and backpacks when I can. But since I live in a different state than my family now, I just seem to travel more and more. I decided it was time to invest in some good carry-on luggage to make visiting home a little easier!
I purchased a duffel bag and carry-on size suit case for my travels that both fit within standard carry-on size guide lines. I got my duffel bag from Herschel Supply Co. and my suit case from Calpak. I love how the Calpak carry-on has a separate section to keep your laptop and other delicate items safe on your travels. I also appreciate how smooth the suit case is to pull around and how comfortable the duffle bag is to carry!
I used my duffel for this trip as my purse and catch-all for anything that didn’t fit in my suit case. I didn’t use all the available space so I know I’ll have room for an even longer trip in the future.
My favorite feature of this duffel, other than the cute color and style selection, is the separate compartment at the bottom for shoes! I never know where to put shoes among my clothes when traveling and this compartment completely solves that problem.
My biggest tip for packing any kind of suit case is to roll your clothing instead of folding! I’ve tested this theory multiple times and have come to the conclusion that rolling is the only way to go.
I store all my clothing rolled up on the right side of my suit case. On the left are compartments where I organize my underwear, bras, and any other accessories I might be bringing. Underneath this section is a separate compartment where I stored socks and a pair of sandals.
TIP: If you purchase the Wandr suit case I have with a separate laptop compartment, computer chargers do not fit in this part of the suit case. I stored mine in the main case with my socks.
I highly recommend investing in good luggage if you are traveling often! Not only does it make for quicker packing but it keeps me organized on the go. If you have any packing tips of your own please leave them in the comments below!
Thank you for reading! 🙂