How to Pack in a Carry-On for Fall Weather

How to pack for fall
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A common thing that happens when traveling is packing all of your clothes for the entire trip in just a carry-on suitcase. There are a few reasons people might do this, from wanting to travel light, to avoiding the hassle of checking a bag, to the airline not allowing checked luggage. Packing in a carry-on for a relatively short trip isn’t too hard, but it does get trickier when you’re traveling in cooler months like October and November when you’ll want to bring bulkier jackets, sweaters, and pants. So here are some tips to make it a bit easier.

Get Ready to Layer

Like with all travel, packing for fall weather is especially all about layering. Try to bring items like short- and long-sleeved t-shirts, cardigans, and sweaters that you can layer over each other for days that are warmer and colder.

Bring One Jacket (And Wear it on the Plane)

No matter the length of your trip, you’ll never need to bring more than one jacket. It just isn’t worth it to bring more: they take up way too much space. And by only bringing one, you’ll be able to avoid taking up any space at all with it in your carry-on as you can just wear it right onto the plane.

Roll Your Clothes

Sweaters and scarves are chunky but airy, meaning that they take up much more space when folded than they do when rolled. So go ahead and roll these pieces into your suitcase so that they take up as little space as possible.