How to cram a month’s worth of holiday gear inside one CARRY-ON bag

Airlines are cracking down on the size of cabin luggage and making it harder to avoid paying extra to put your suitcase in the hold.

But there are still ways to take everything you need with you without having to make an airline richer.

In fact, according to a new infographic, it’s actually possible to take up to a month’s worth of belongings with you in one carry-on bag. 

Handy: Follow this packing guide and you can avoid paying extra to put your suitcase in the hold, according to Stasher

Handy: Follow this packing guide and you can avoid paying extra to put your suitcase in the hold, according to Stasher

For starters, the guide states you will need a four-wheeled suitcase no larger than 56cm (22 ins) in length, 45cm wide (18ins) and 25cm (10 ins) deep. Plus a smaller bag such as a purse, backpack or tote bag. 

In terms of clothes, you need to be fairly strict with your packing.

You will be able to take four T-shirts, five long-sleeved tops, three pairs of trousers, seven pairs of underwear and seven pairs of socks, a sweatshirt or a hoodie, a protective outer jacket, one pair of shoes and a pair of sunglasses.

The backpack can be used for extra space – but it must be packed in the correct way.

Medium weighted belongings should be packed at the bottom and along the sides, such as a jacket, the T-shirts, socks and underwear.

Heavier items like shoes, trousers and sweater in the middle, and then light things on top including shirts and formal clothes. 

Savvy packer: The guide details the exact number of clothing items you will be able to take, plus all the travel essentials

Savvy packer: The guide details the exact number of clothing items you will be able to take, plus all the travel essentials

If you’ve followed these few simple rules, you should still have space left for all the essentials, including your travel documents, currency, toiletries under 100ml and electrical equipment.  

And one final top tip, leave books at home and instead invest in a tablet device so you can download ebooks. 

The infographic was put together by Stasher, which describes itself as the ‘the Airbnb of luggage’, and the world’s largest luggage storage network.

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