The hardest part about packing for a trip is distinguishing what we want to bring from what we need to bring. As much as we would like to bring our whole wardrobe, all of our shoes, jewelry, accessories and gadgets, it really isn’t necessary to travel with things you won’t use. To help you decide, here are the top things you should make sure you don’t pack to make your suitcase lighter and more manageable.
Six essentials you don’t want to put in your checked luggage
Like it or not, airlines are known to temporarily misplace or lose checked luggage. You can replace items like clothing, shoes, book lights and sunscreen. But some precious items are simply irreplaceable—or very expensive to buy again. Here’s a checklist of six items you always want to keep in your carry-on luggage on the plane: