I posted a link a little while ago about attempting to do one bag for my San Francisco trip. Well, as hard as it seemed, I think I have done it!
Before: Line of clothes for every occassion.
I did have to use some strategies:
Pack only the clothes I needed. Actually, shit, I didn't do this. My vacations are based around how good I can look, so I packed some extra stuff. Day time clothes, night time clothes, party clothes, extra socks and underwear, three cardigans, jeans, four dresses, a jean skirt, an extra shirt, tights, leggings. Yep, it's all in there, suckas!
The messenger bag is clothes only--extras will go into my "personal item" carry on, which will be highlighted in tomorrow's post.
Virgin Air, the airline I am using, allows up to sixteen pounds for a carry on. This one is only 12. Score!
(And, FYI, Virgin Air is sweet cause they have TV's on the back of every seat.)
The most important thing I learned from the Wise Bread post is to put extra things INSIDE of shoes and boots. I did this. Gooooood idea.
I did choose a messenger bag over a rolling carry on. Why? It's generally easier to maneuver in the airport and on public transportation. And I won't look like a huge tool if I don't get to the place I'm staying before I can stash my stuff. I also didn't HAVE a rolling carry on. I actually did find one in the free pile by the dumpster in my building, but didn't realize until later that the handle that extends was broken off. I put it right back in the free pile. Almost a bummer, but I still didn't have to buy anything and I think it will all work out just fine! (Although I suppose I'll let you know after the trip!)
Tomorrow: The contents of my "personal item" bag.