7 Carry On Travel Tips A Girls Got To Know

7 Carry On Travel Tips A Girls Got To Know

Tightly rolling your shirts and pants will help make sure you utilize all of the space in your bag, remember to not over pack.
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1. Do not over pack.

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Over packing is in a girls DNA. We tend to bring several outfits for several different occasions, knowing we are only going to a fancy dinner once during vacation. Although you never know which outfit will fit your vibe that day, do not overdo it. Chances are you are going to pick up some new souvenirs and not have enough space in your carry on. Clothes and accessories can always be bought during vacation but let's be honest, you will most likely wear that same tank top and ripped denim shorts every time you go out in the sun, including the same bathing suit.

2. Buy travel sized items.

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Instead of buying brand new products for the hair, face, and skin pick up some empty travel sized bottles and export your products into them. Usually, Harmon, CVS, and even the Dollar Tree carry mini clear bottles under 3.4 ounces (your standard TSA carry-on check). This way, you can use your normal face wash, so you won't break out, your typical shampoo, to keep your hair color striving, and even your normal lotion, to keep your skin radiant. Using your normal products will cause less stress knowing your routine will not be completely out of wack.

3. Invest in a cord organizer.

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Unless you have Apple air pods, headphones are notorious for getting tangled and when they are shoved at the bottom of your bag, the cord seems to be stuck with crumbs and fuzz. To avoid broken headphones, a cord organizer is essential for travel and everyday life. It's quite simple, all you do is wrap your headphones or charger around the rubber part of the cord organizer and your cords will be easily accessible and neat. You can buy cord organizers almost anywhere such as Amazon, Bed Bath and Beyond, and CVS or a quick piece of tape will do.

4. Roll your clothes in your suitcase.

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Rolling clothes is a huge space saver. You will be able to fit ten times more items then you would verse folding them. This will allow you to pack lighter and smarter. Tightly rolling your shirts and pants will help make sure you utilize all of the space in your bag, remember to not over pack.

5. Try wrapping your luggage.

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Usually, when traveling internationally, it is a good idea to wrap your luggage in case it opens and spills out. But wrapping your carry-on is a good idea as well. Different brands make cute designs on the wraps and to be safe, your bag can always rip. Luggage is tossed around and mishandled all of the time to be smart about your personal items inside. Plus suitcases are not cheap.

6. Make sure you lock your bag.

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Unfortunately, theft happens all around and certain airlines make you check carry-ons. To always be safe, lock your luggage. Many stores sell small locks that TSA can always open since it is universal. Locks usually come with a little key that you can store in your purse in order to open your bag after a long flight. Locks also do so much more than keeping your bags safe, they hold the zippers together so your bag will not burst open. Locks also come in handy if you are staying in a hostel or in a room with strangers.

7. Pack your shoes properly.

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Shoes smell and we all know they take up a large amount of room. In order to avoid the stench, throw some towel dryers in them and store your socks in them as well. You can even fit other essentials in your shoes at the bottom of the bag. Whenever there is an open crevice in your bag, shove a shoe there. You can even put fragile items in your shoes, but it helps to pack the lightest pairs you have. Try and always pack your shoes first.

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11 Things I Definitely Will NOT Miss About Living In A Dorm

ResLife was lit, but it's time to say goodbye.

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As most college students do, I have spent the first two years living in a dorm. This has definitely come with its ups and downs, but for so many reasons, I am so excited to live in an apartment. Granted, I was lucky enough to get a spot in a suite-style dorm and missed the nightmare that is communal bathrooms, but nevertheless, there are some unique challenges that come with living in a residence hall.

1. Community laundry

There are so many things that I won't miss about the community laundry room. While I appreciate that I don't have to pay for it, I hate that other people have no concept of how to responsibly use a washer and dryer. I hate people who leave their stuff in them until the dawn of the age. I hate people who take your things out before they're done and throw them somewhere (or keep them). I hate people who throw entirely filthy things into the washer and dank it up for the rest of the world. I hate when you have a specific time you planned to do laundry and everyone and their brother turns up to do their laundry at the same time so you have to stalk washers and dryers with Black Friday shopping intensity. Community laundry is the actual worst and you can't disagree.

2. Other people's use of community spaces

I would like to issue a special thank you to those that are incredibly loud in places that people go to work on things. Lounges, computer labs, working areas... y'all can really be the worst. People really have no regard for anyone else when they're using common spaces and it shows.

3. Midnight fire drills

The other night I was up late studying and went to bed at 1:30 a.m. to be awoken 15 minutes later by a fire drill. Whoever was blazing it at 2 a.m., I just wanna talk...

4. Paper-thin walls

Forget any semblance of privacy. All of your roommates can hear all of everything you say and so can everyone passing your room in the hall. Better not talk badly about anyone because they'll probably hear you from a floor away. This also leads to some other, uh, situations that can be painstakingly heard through the walls. Rest in pieces, residents with rowdy neighbors.

5. Broken elevators

Inevitably, one of the building's elevators is always down or taking forever. In addition to the people that ride the elevator up to the second floor, this is a real pain in the butt.

6. Messy people going out

While I can't say I've never been part of a group that got messy after a night out, they always respect community spaces. I can't say the same for the person who puked in the drinking fountain. Or the person who puked in the elevator so that I had to walk up five flights of stairs. Y'all are real ones.

7. Checking in guests and checking in late

While I appreciate the concern for the building's safety, it is so inconvenient to have to check into the building after midnight. A lot of nights it's cold and I'm coming back from a long day of work and it's really frustrating to have to go into one of two doors that are nowhere near my room and interact with people. All I want is to go to bed at that point.

8. Fire safety rules

Again, I appreciate the concern for the building's safety. I really do. However, why in the world would they sell extension cords or outlet splitters or toasters if they were so hazardous to the public? With a grand total of maybe 4 outlets per room, it's quite bold of them to assume that everything can be plugged in at those strange various points around the room without a little help.

9. Parking

I have yet to find a dorm with parking that's reasonably close to their building without having to get to the building at a very specific moment on a very specific day to try and fight for a parking space. I can't wait to be able to use my car without having to make the trip to get it an entire event.

10. Faraway mail

Package pick up is a whole trip away. I can't wait to be able to receive mail in a reasonable place. I really thought I was going to get arrested one time because I received a jury duty questionnaire in the mail and had no idea when it actually got there because my mailbox is nowhere near where I walk.

11. So. Many. People. All. The. Time. 

It can be entirely frustrating to have to deal with so many people all the time. If I go to fill my water bottle, I might be subjected to a conversation and on some days, all I want is to be alone. There is nowhere you can go in a residence hall where you are Truly Alone.

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Reasons Why Apple TV + and Disney + Should Launch This Summer

Inside the streaming services consumers will be waiting for

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The competition between streaming services will become more fierce. Beginning this fall, Apple and Disney will both be launching their own. It will join Netflix Hulu, and Amazon Prime by providing content for it's users. Is the fall too late for them to be launched? Here are reasons why it might be better for the two new streaming services to be released in the summer.

1. People do more streaming then

No school, more time, why not begin a new series to binge? Since summer is the only season where students aren't being forced to attend school, many turn to streaming services to binge old and new series

2. Less waiting 

While Apple TV + hasnt disclosed a launch date yet, Disney already has a countdown. With dozens of content planned and some ready such as the companies classic movies everyone loves, who says you need to wait for everything?

3. More revenue for both

Although both companies have some of the highest revenue on the planet, releasing them early would only add onto it. It can even double Apple's as each September, the company releases a new iPhone causing sales to rapidly grow.

4. Can even help the other streaming services

Despite the competition becoming more intense for Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, if Apple TV+ and Disney+ were released earlier, the other three can benefit from them by learning what they can do to improve and keep their users.

5. Earlier releases for some movies and TV shows

Star Wars and Marvel fans are getting excited for what Disney+ will be offering them from both franchises. Oprah Winfrey fans are also getting excited about what she'll have on Apple TV+. Sadly, they have to wait more than six months to access some of that content. An earlier release date, will satisfy those fans and give them a chance to start watching the Star Wars and Marvel content they are waiting for. It can even give those waiting for Oprah's documentary's, a sneak preview.

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