How to Pack Light on Your Next Trip Using Only A Carry-On

You won’t have to worry about the airline losing your checked luggage, or it not arriving at your final destination with you.

You will avoid paying checked baggage fees (although some budget airlines do charge fees to bring carry-ons aboard).

You will face fewer lines at the airport both at check-in, when you just sail right past passengers waiting in those annoying long lines to check their bags.

No matter how long the trip, don’t pack more than one week’s worth of clothes. Plan to do laundry along the way for a longer trip.

Plan color-coordinated outfits. If something doesn’t work in many different outfits, leave it at home. Nothing can have a one time, one purpose use.

Don't pack bulky things when flying. Wear them on the airplane. Think, winter coats, heavy sweaters, really clunky shoes or boots.

Rolling your clothes instead of folding them in your suitcase minimizes wrinkles and maximizes space.

Here are some items you should consider bringing on all trips: Travel paperwork. Cash. Concealed travel pouch.

The advantages of packing not only lightly, but smartly, are huge.