5 Important Things You Should Have in Your Carry-on Bag at All Times

Having only your carry-on luggage bag with you on your journey makes the whole experience much easier in a lot of ways. Not only is it because the airline or airport terminal can get your luggage lost at any time, but it also gives you the benefit of not being weighed down with additional luggage.

Apart from your IDs, passport, money, and anything else of monetary value that you should always have with you on your person, here are a few more things you should always have in your carry-on at all times:

1. Lightweight Clothing
Apart from the towel and underwear (enough to last you the whole trip), a few extra changes of clothes should always be given room. Put them in your bag in the following order: pants, shirts, jacket.

You can skip the shoes unless you really need to dress a certain way where you’re headed. As much as possible, stick with just the one you’re wearing and bring clothes that will match it.

2. Toiletries
All your personal hygiene products, from your toothbrush, soap, shampoo, and deodorant, to your facial and hair care products should go in a separate bag for easy access. If you have to carry these in your luggage, have a mini-toiletry bag in your carry-on just in case.

3. Umbrella
Weather forecasts can either be your best friend or your worst enemy, and being unprepared (and soaking wet from the rain) will get you into a lot of problems in your trip later on. Remember to check the weather and be hopeful that you’ll never have to use it.

4. First-Aid Kit
You’ll never know if you will graze yourself by accident or feel a little under the weather in the middle of your trip, so it’s best to be prepared.

This mini first-aid kit should not just bandages, gauze, and adhesives, but also pain and fever relievers, cold and laxative medicines, antibacterial ointments, sunburn cream or moisturizer, insect repellant lotion, eye drops, and multivitamins.

Hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol is another thing that you should always remember to pack, though the amount you can bring in your carry-on may be limited depending on airport security guidelines.

5. Adapters (And Things to Make You Feel Comfortable)
If you think it’s going to be a long trip, have your electronics and gadgets fully charged in advance. It also doesn’t hurt to spare some room in your bag for your travel journal (pen included!) or anything that you think would help you kill the time.

Getting information on the place that you’re going is important, which makes travel guides another thing that should be in your carry-on if asking people around for directions isn’t exactly your cup of tea.

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