Use these smart packing hacks to travel effortlessly — and with only a carry on suitcase

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Packing for travel doesn’t have to be stressful! If you’ve ever struggled to cram everything you want to pack into a single carry-on bag, you’re not alone. Fortunately, host Melanie Sutrathada (@melaniesutra) has some nifty tips and tricks that will completely change your packing game! From the perfect carry-on suitcase to packing cubes that will ensure you can fit everything you need into one bag, Melanie shares the hacks and products that will make packing for your next adventure a breeze.

First up, picking the right suitcase can make a huge difference when it comes to packing! When shopping suitcases, Melanie suggests choosing a durable roller suitcase like the Hue Carry-On Luggage from CALPAK. The Hue suitcase is small enough to fit in an overhead compartment, but big enough to fit all of your essentials. It even comes with a TSA-approved lock, which is perfect if you’re traveling with anything valuable.

Next, to keep your belongings organized inside your suitcase, pick up a set of packing cubes. This 5-piece set of packing cubes from CALPAK fits perfectly into most standard luggage, and each cube is made with water-resistant material that will ensure your belongings are protected. “Packing cubes are an absolute game changer,” Melanie claims. “This is going to change your life.”

Not only are packing cubes perfect for keeping your belongings neat and tidy, but they can even make unpacking easier when you get to your destination. “Packing cubes are a major tool I’d recommend everyone using,” Melanie says. “You can literally just pull this out, pop it in your drawer, and this truly has changed the game for me.”

Finally, Melanie recommends purchasing a set of reusable bottles to carry all of your liquid soaps and hair products in. Not only are reusable bottles more environmentally-friendly than single-use travel products, but they ensure you can bring your favorite products with you anywhere you go. “I love to decant my products into these really beautiful silicone reusable containers,” Melanie says, holding up a TSA-approved liquid container. “So these are fantastic, and that also means when you travel, you don’t have to use that weird hotel shampoo. You can actually use the one that makes your hair look really good.”

Travel can sometimes be a hassle. You might not be able to control whether your flight gets delayed, but when it comes to packing, there’s plenty you can do to make everything go smoothly. So grab yourself a durable suitcase and some packing cubes, and enjoy a stress-free packing experience on your next trip!

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