Here are some ways to pack for a very short last minute trip with just one carry on bag.
First of course you need the carry on bag. Mine is pictured above. It is just a large bag with one compartment so I need ways to keep everything organized and tidy. I have these nifty packing bags I use to keep everything neat and organized and to prevent anything from getting dirty or damaged in transit.
I always like to pack a trash bag or a laundry bag or something to hold my dirty clothes, so when I return I can just dump them in front of the washing machine and I’m ready to start the washing cycle.
For this particular trip I am going for 5 days. I need to continue my yoga practice no matter where I go….so I will be bringing my yoga blocks with me. I will put them in the bottom corners of my bag they will give the bag structure and also they can be tossed around without being damaged so it is fine for them to be on the bottom of the bag.
So I will pack my outfit for the memorial service into one of the pacing bags and add it to the bag. I also add to this bag one more nice-ish kind of outfit.....just in case. I'm really kind of sweat pant kind of girl but sometime regular clothes are needed.
I placed all my socks into one of the little packing bags. Again if you pack all like things together you can easily find things and know where everything is.
Then of course I need my sweat pants and some t-Shirts. Those go in another baggie.
Trying to keep stains at a minimum while I'm traveling so I will bring some dish washing liquid or you could bring some laundry soap wrapped up on a plastic bag of course then inside another one.....again I do not want a spill to get all over everything.
Then of course I need some Ibuprofen and hair goochies and extra chap stick and nail stuff. Those went into the zipper pocket in my carry on bag.
Next in the bag went some new jammies and a new pair of leggings. I just left them in the plastic bags they came in. The leggings went in the back zippered pouch and the jammies just went in the bag.
The next few pictures are of my packed socks and unders...and then my electronics.
My electronics went into my huge purse that i'm taking not the carry on bag.
All Packed and ready to go!
So I carried my cosmetics and my electronics in my purse and this worked really nicely as my phone died by the time we arrived in Chicago and I was able to plug in at the terminal at the airport. Also I needed my hand lotion several times throughout the day and they were right within my reach which was really nice.
I am home and all unpacked. Having all my dirty clothes in one plastic bag was great! I just dumped it by the washer. All my packing bags are inside each other inside my carry all, ready for my next trip. Traveling is not easy for me as I have two dogs I do not like to leave!