If you are flying to be with friends and family this holiday season, make your flight as enjoyable as possible. Our editors are aware that in this day and age of traveling smarter, there are a few packing tactics that will assure a carefree and stress free travel event. To cut time and stressful minutes that we all encounter when arriving at the airport, start by packing your smallest luggage bag first.

Since your carry-ons can no longer exceed a linear dimension of 45 inches or 25 lbs, you can escape the often tedious and stress inducing waits at the baggage terminal by simply packing more effectively and traveling light. To learn how to pack all your needs into one suitcase, check out these tips:

Use the following pithy packing tips to make your travel light:

  1. Make a list. Compose a pack list. Be sure to coordinate shirts and blouses with bottoms. To maximize your traveling wardrobe, fashion savoir faire, stick with solids and versatile basics. Rule-out any clothes that do not match other items.
  2. Roll 'em up please. The best way to fit all your clothes is by rolling pants and shirts. First fold each item in half. Then simply roll. To try to maintain any creases, start on the bulkiest end of the article of clothing.
  3. Gear up. How to make an awe-inspiring impression out of a basic or mundane outfit? For the most glam appeal, accessorize with a vibrant tie (for him) or a florid scarf (for her). Multi-hued accessories can liven up just about any attire.
  4. Minimize bulk. After you check for space, edit outfits ruthlessly. Try to pack microfibers with wrinkle and stain free comfort. With most of your attire, stay in the same color scheme in case you have to layer up for warmth.
  5. Pack smart shoes. For men, any leather rubber-soled shoes can make the day and night transition, easy. For woman, a pair of flip-flops, strappy sandals and comfy wedges can serve all casual chic dressing needs.
  6. Lose the Extra Baggage. Leave the heavy travel guide at home. Duplicate important resources to keep your luggage free of extra pounds. Since most hotels and resorts provide irons and blow-dryers, leave yours at home for light travel.
  7. Leave restricted items at home To reduce the embarrassment of under garments becoming the side show attraction of the open luggage scan, place all panties in a plastic bag free of any clippers, lighters or other questionable paraphernalia. For expedient security review, place the transparent bag above of your other items so security can access the bag without ruining your efficient packing method.

Use the following pithy packing tips to make your travel light:

  1. This balancing blend reduces discomfort associated with sitting too long or jet lag. Natural Rest Travel Remedy
  2. Keep it cozy with a super soft and extra cute Infinity Scarf from Pacsun.
  3. I like to keep things simple and bring a big carry-all that doubles as a purse and laptop bag. Amelia Colorblock Mini Bowler Tote.
  4. Spread the love. Not the germs. Keep your hands clean when water isn't available with Travel Lite™ Antibacterial Wipes.
  5. Keep that fabulous hair wherever you go with the X-5 Travel Curling Iron.
  6. You will never go wrong with this stylish Panama hat from Pacsun.
  7. It happens to all of us. We leave home only to realize we forgot antiperspirant, and the mere thought of it makes us sweat. Thank goodness for Travel Lite™ Antiperspirant Wipes.
  8. Enriched with organic Lemon and Peppermint essential oils, this air, sea and car sickness Roller Ball Applicator by Florame is recommended to ease nausea.
  9. Treat blemish prone areas anytime and anywhere. An on the go spot treatment reduces breakouts and unclogs pores. Juice Beauty
  10. These items will keep you prepared and ready for anything.

Bon voyage!