Travel Packing Tips | How to Pack a Carry-On + Packing Checklist Download Transcript 0:15 Hi everyone. 0:16 Welcome back to Lavendaire. 0:18 Today I wanted to share my best tips 0:20 for packing for travel, specifically packing for a carry on and your backpack, 0:24 whatever you’re going to bring on the plane with you. 0:27 I normally only like to pack 0:28 a carry on for my trips. 0:30 This is going to be a 10-day trip throughout London and Amsterdam, 0:34 and last time I went on a two-week trip in Europe, I also packed a carry on as well. 0:39 If you haven’t seen my previous packing videos, you can check it out here and here, 0:43 or you can click the card in the upper-right corner to watch those videos. 0:46 But today I’m just gonna go into specifics on my method of packing. 0:51 My first tip is definitely: fold things vertically, the Konmari way. 0:56 I have a lot of videos 0:57 on how to fold the Konmari way. 0:59 If you want to check those out, they’re also linked below. 1:02 But basically, fold them to the height of your suitcase so that when you put your clothes 1:07 in, 1:08 everything will fit right here to the rim and you can see all of your clothes at a glance. 1:15 This is a game-changer for when you’re traveling and living out of a suitcase. 1:20 You don’t want to take things out. 1:21 I always keep everything in my suitcase. 1:23 I only unpack what I need to for that day. 1:26 So this is my closet. 1:28 This is what the closet looks like, 1:29 and I just like being able to choose my outfits this way because I could see mostly everything. 1:34 I did make an exception this time. 1:36 Some things I packed horizontally because they’re just so flimsy, 1:40 it just didn’t work as well vertically. 1:44 But yeah, for the flimsy leggings and random stuff, 1:47 I will pack normally. 1:48 But for my main outfits, I will pack vertically. 1:51 Tip #2: Have pouches for everything! 1:55 I am a pouch girl…that sounds weird. 1:58 Is that weird? 1:59 I literally love to have pouches to hold everything. 2:03 I like to stay organized 2:04 and categorize everything. 2:06 So this is my pouch for socks and underwear. 2:09 I also fold them vertically like this. 2:12 I just put my mirror because I didn’t want it to break. 2:15 But yeah, I have underwear here and socks here. 2:19 And I always pack extra 2:21 because you never know. 2:22 I have a pouch for makeup. 2:24 A pouch for random tech accessories. 2:26 There’s chargers, adaptors, and stuff in here. 2:29 And then I have my toiletry pouch. 2:32 Also, in my backpack, I have this pouch that I love where I keep my iPad, my hard drive. 2:40 And check this out: I have a face mask that I’m going to wear in the airplane. 2:44 So pouches for everything, helps you stay super organized and I just can’t do it any 2:49 other way. 2:50 My next tip is to transfer all of your large products into smaller containers. 2:55 I always like to save my little bottles from skincare or beauty products because I know 3:00 I’m going to use them again. 3:02 These are from previous skincare things that I’ve used up. 3:05 I’ve transferred my May Coop essence, which is this big one, into this small one here. 3:11 And then here, because I think my foundation’s a little too big, I transferred my foundation 3:16 into this smaller container. 3:17 So I think it’s such a game-changer. 3:19 Plus, I got to mix another foundation in here so that it would better match my color. 3:25 My next tip is to save up all your sample-sized products or travel-sized products 3:30 for when you travel. 3:31 So I don’t usually use these little samples on the regular. 3:35 I just bring them 3:37 because they’re tiny and I get to try new products, and why not? 3:41 I have a couple primers here 3:43 and these are some oils for my face that are sample-sized of my favorite products. 3:49 My next tip is to use these toothbrush covers to bring your favorite toothbrush with you. 3:53 I don’t like to use travel toothbrushes because they’re not good quality. 3:58 These covers, I got from Daiso. 4:01 They come in a pack of six or eight. 4:04 I love them. 4:05 It’s just really hygienic, I think. 4:07 And I really like it. 4:09 My next tip is kind of obvious but I know not everyone does this. 4:12 Honestly, guys, 4:13 put your shoes in a plastic bag when you travel so that the germs and the dirt 4:18 don’t get everywhere else in your luggage. 4:20 I also like to bring a couple extra plastic bags to put all my dirty clothes in after 4:25 I wear them. 4:26 The way I do it is: I fold them up into little triangles. 4:29 But when I’m in the hotel or AirBNB, 4:32 when I have dirty clothes, I will put them on top of the plastic bag, kind of let them 4:38 air out 4:39 or a little bit. 4:40 And then, when I’m ready to pack everything, I’ll put everything in the plastic bag, 4:44 seal it up, and then go, because I feel like, if you immediately put it in the plastic 4:48 while you’re still staying in a room, it just gets musty…musky? 4:52 What’s that word? 4:53 It will just smell more if you seal it up and leave it there without letting it air 4:58 out a little bit. 4:59 That’s just how I’m thinking in my head. 5:02 Another tip I have when traveling is to scatter your cash throughout your bags 5:07 because you don’t want to keep all your money in one place, because what if 5:10 you get pick-pocketed? 5:12 Or something gets stolen? 5:13 You just want to have some backup. 5:15 So the way I do it is I always hide some cash in different pouches 5:18 and different areas just in case. 5:20 You never know. 5:21 Okay, moving onto my backpack. 5:25 My next tip is to make sure, if you want to get something 5:28 while you’re on the plane, to put it in your purse or in the backpack that you will have 5:33 right next to you. 5:34 Don’t put things in your carry on luggage that will go in the overhead bin 5:37 because if you want to get something, it’s really annoying to ask people 5:40 to help you open it and whatever. 5:43 So if I need to do something–for example: 5:45 I’m planning to work and edit on the plane, so I brought my laptop in my backpack with 5:50 me 5:51 so that I could just have that easy access. 5:53 My next tip is: make sure you have a name tag on all your bags just because 5:59 you don’t know what’s going to happen. 6:01 What if your bag gets lost? 6:02 Even if it’s a carry on, you never know. 6:04 So I think it’s always safe to have your name, 6:06 your number, your email address, whatever on your bags. 6:10 Something I’m going to try this time because I’ve seen other people do it is to bring a 6:14 face mask 6:15 with me on the airplane so I can do some inflight skincare because it gets really dry up there. 6:19 I think this will be really fun. 6:20 I’m actually looking forward to doing this. 6:23 Another thing I’d recommend is to bring some cough drops with you. 6:27 Or in my case, 6:28 I have this Chinese throat syrup. 6:30 It’s basically called loquat syrup and it’s like a honey texture 6:35 where I will just eat it straight from the package. 6:38 It soothes your throat so I’m saying, 6:40 in case you have a cough on the plane because it’s really dry up there. 6:44 I hate to be that person who’s coughing nonstop on the plane. 6:47 So just in case. 6:49 Another tip is to keep your phone charger with you at all times in your bag, 6:53 and also get an external charger because it will save your life. 6:58 Most airports 6:59 and some airplanes will have outlets so that you can charge your phones 7:02 so it’s always nice if you can have your charger with you. 7:05 I’ve been that person 7:06 where I’ve seen an outlet and I’m like, “Dang it, my phone’s out of battery 7:09 but my charger’s up there,” or somewhere that’s not on hand. 7:13 My next tip is to always wear the biggest and the heaviest items of clothing with you 7:19 on the plane, that way you don’t have to pack your big and bulky items. 7:24 For example: this time, 7:25 I’m taking this giant blanket scarf which is huge and takes up a lot of space, but it’s 7:30 going to be 7:31 my blanket on the airplane. 7:33 And I’m also going to take my big coat with me as well. 7:35 If you’re a frequent traveler and you always end up with extra coins and extra money 7:40 from all the different places you’ve traveled to, make sure you save them 7:44 and organize them into pouches. 7:47 I’ve saved these euros and pounds from my last trip to Europe, 7:51 and I just keep them organized separately. 7:54 I have all my different currencies in different 7:57 little pouches so that whenever I go back to that place, then I can just bring that 8:01 currency back. 8:02 My last tip is: it’s always good to bring an empty water bottle with you 8:05 in your carry on so you can refill it at the airport or on the airplane 8:09 because it’s really dehydrating to fly. 8:12 Sometimes I’ll forget to bring an empty water bottle 8:13 so I’ll just buy a water in the airport after security and everything because I need to 8:18 have 8:19 a bottle of water while I’m on the plane because the water that they give is just never enough. 8:23 So I like to have my own stash, my own thing of water. 8:28 Alright, I hope you liked today’s tips on how to pack for travel. 8:31 I’ve actually made 8:32 a packing checklist that you can download. 8:34 The link is below. 8:36 Just to help you out 8:37 and just for me to use every time I travel because it’s annoying to make a new list each 8:41 and every time, so this is going to save you a lot of time. 8:44 So I’m also going to make another video where I’m sharing my travel camera gear, 8:49 my camera gear for travel, vlogging, and taking Instagram photos. 8:53 So if you want to watch that, 8:54 the link is below and in the upper-right corner. 8:56 I’ll see you next time. 8:58 Bye!