As anyone who has ever traveled with me knows, I have chronic carry-on bag issues. My bag is always WAY too heavy and crammed full of stuff. Much to my chagrin, I usually end up relying on the kindness of a strong stranger to help me lift it into the overhead bin.
I know – this is terrible, and I’m trying to change my evil packing ways. In the meantime, I came across this tidbit from GQ Editor Nick Marino:
Tie up your shoes
“I always like to run when I’m traveling somewhere new—it’s an excuse to get some exercise while exploring a new city—but running shoes take up so much room inside a suitcase. So I’ve started tying them to the handles of my carry-on. They dangle jauntily by the laces, saving me both space and packing time and keeping foot funk off my going-out clothes.”
— Nick Marino, GQ
This sounds a little over-the-top, even to me.
Thoughts? Would you do this? Have you already?