Put items of equal weights on the two ends of your bag. For example, your water bottle and camera.
Keep your laptop and book in the middle and lay them to mirror the shape of your messenger bag i. Purse or Tote A leather cross-body purse is the bag I always reach for.
Smaller than other personal items, it prevents me from over-packing. If your bag has lots of outside pockets, deate each pocket for specific items.
For example, one pocket is for your electronics, snacks, or chapstick. Like the messenger bag, balance the weight evenly between the two ends of your bag to make carrying it feel lighter.
I put my water bottle and camera in two opposite corners of my bag. Diaper Bag The littlest person in your family seems to need the most stuff.
Suddenly you may even have room to sneak in a paperback book, or two, for the long flight. Seriously, these will be your best friend.
Also, use packing cubes to keep similar items together: one cube for diapers and wipes, persoonals cube for clothes, a third cube for snacks. Briefcase You lucky dog, you, going on a business trip.