November 7, 2015

November 7, 2015
How to Pack a Carry-on Bag to Save Money

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Saturday and I hope you had a beary safe and great week. Dab the AIDS Bear is off and running doing events around the country for Veteran's Day weekend.

Because Dab the AIDS Bear and I have been traveling the globe for over 35 years, we have learned a ton about how to save money traveling. Today I will be blogging about how to pack a carry on back to save money.

With airlines rolling out new checked-baggage fees at every turn, and security lines adding to hassles at the airport, packing can make an already stressful situation worse. However, knowing how to pack a carry-on bag may offer the perfect way to lessen the load.

To start, it's important to have a suitcase that abides by airline requirements. Most carry-on bags cannot be larger than 45 linear inches or weigh more than 40 pounds. Once you have a bag you know will fit, you're ready to pack.

Here are a few tips to save space, outsmart the 3-1-1 rule, and avoid fees.

Since all liquids must be in a three-ounce container, use refillable bottles to store all of your favorite products.

Purchase multi-purpose products, such as Dr. Bronner's Magic 18-In-One Soaps, which promise 18 different uses (including shampoo, body wash, laundry detergent, etc.).

Pack non-liquid alternatives to your regular toiletries. Choose outfits with a similar color palette, so you can mix and match items.

Roll your clothes to save space.

Use vacuum travel bags to compress your clothing and keep it wrinkle-free.

Take only one pair of shoes for walking, and one for more formal events.

Wear bulkier items on the plane, such as boots or a heavier jacket.

Keep all items organized and easily accessible in case of a security check.

Even using these tips, it is very hard to travel for more than a weekend without having to check a bag. But at least these tips will help you on those short trips.

Hope you have a beary safe and great start to your weekend!

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab