Packing is important part of travel because you need to make sure that you have everything you need for smooth travel. However, it is often that people don’t know what to pack or how much to pack. In fact, many people still don’t know how to pack properly. For a trip, you can use any bag that have enough space to keep your belongings. Usually, you can bring a suitcase and a carry-on bag. A suitcase is usually for keeping your clothes and heavy items. Meanwhile, carry-on bag is usually for more personal and important items since it will always be close to you throughout the trip.
Things not to include into your carry-on for travelling
There are items that best to be kept in the suitcase and those that can be put inside a carry-on bag. And here are things you should not put into your carry-on bag for smooth travel:
Battery-operated items. It is best to put them inside your suitcase instead of carry-on bag. It is because they are easily activated when jostled around. It may draw the attention of the security when they turn on suddenly. If you need to keep them in your reach throughout the trip, make sure to take the battery out or switch the off button properly.
Strong-smelling foods. It is good to pack your own foods or snack so you know that foods are safe for you to eat since you know how it was proceeded. However, be more considerate when choosing the type of foods to pack into your carry-on bag. Avoid any strong-smelling foods because it may disturb others. Even if they are safely tucked inside your bag, the smell still leaks and cause discomfort to many.
Liquids over 3.4 ounces by volume. Not all travelers know about the 3-1-1 rule it seems since the checkpoint trash is always full of oversized bottles. Keep in mind not to bring anything in liquid, aerosol, or gel substance over 3.4 ounces.
Chocolate, cheese, and meats. Be careful if you want to pack these foods into your carry-on. Even if they are not harmful, the X-rays machines can’t tell the differences between cheese and a plastic explosive. Hence, you will likely be asked to unpack your bag for a bag search to ensure you are not violating the rules. It is better to leave those foods out of your bag.
Sports equipment. Golf clubs, baseball bats, ski poles, and pool cues are example of prohibited items to pack because they are considered dangerous. They are potentially be used as weapon. So it is better putting them in checked baggage instead. However, smaller items like baseball and basketballs are usually allowed.
Any weapons are not allowed to be packed in the carry-on bag such as knives, gun, grenades, etc. Even self-defense items such as small knives, stun guns, and mace are prohibited. They are not allowed in the cabin so do not pack them in your carry-on or else you will face trouble during security check.