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Reporter reveals space-saving secrets to pack less than 7 kg of holiday equipment for nine days
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Traveling abroad with only hand luggage without sacrificing essential items may sound unrealistic – but it is possible.

Daily Mail Australia's FEMAIL reporter Cindy Tran took on the challenge of putting nine days of holiday gear in her luggage for an overseas trip to Japan – and was surprised how easy it was.

With the help of a small leather bag and a series of space-saving secrets, she was able to use her limited space effectively.

Reporter reveals space-saving secrets to pack less than 7 kg of holiday equipment for nine days

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Reporter reveals space-saving secrets to pack less than 7 kg of holiday equipment for nine days

What she put in her hand luggage

Six outfits: three dresses, two skirts, trousers, a t-shirt and top

Sandals from Birkenstock

Toiletries (All skin care products transferred in travel-safe containers)

Make-up bag

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Underwear

Pajamas & # 39; s – top and shorts

Traveling light for a holiday has many advantages: you save on baggage costs, you don't have to wait for your checked suitcase or you do not have to stress during transport and you are not burdened by trying to navigate to a new location.

For her trip to Tokyo, Tran opted for checked-in luggage because she did not want to bring unnecessary weight to a city where she was planning to shop en masse.

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To shrink her vacation wardrobe in her hand luggage, she packed clothes for the warm Tokyo summer, which naturally took up less space.

She then used three packages to store my daily necessities – and it saved her a lot of space in my hand luggage.

She squeezed a surprising amount of clothing in the largest cube. Roll up six different outfits in the cube: three dresses, two skirts (short and midi), trousers, a white t-shirt and a black sleeveless blouse.

Mrs. Tran said she made sure she picked up pieces that could be worn in multiple ways. that is, a white t-shirt with two different skirts or pants, or a black top with a skirt or pants.

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In the second cube she took all the underwear, a swimsuit and a bra.

Mrs. Tran used three packages to store my daily necessities: outfits, toiletries and underwear

Mrs. Tran used three packages to store my daily necessities: outfits, toiletries and underwear

Mrs. Tran used three packages to store my daily necessities: outfits, toiletries and underwear

In her smallest cube she packaged all her toiletries and skin care products, including moisturizers, body lotion, two shavers, cleanser, floss, mouthwash, toothbrush, makeup remover, plaster and cotton pads.

To reduce some of my beauty products, I poured my toner and moisturizing spray into two separate 30 ml bottles. I also put everything with liquid in a zippered bag in case of a spill during the long-haul flight.

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In her make-up bag Mrs. Tran included a 30 ml foundation, bronzer, highlighter, face powder, mini 4 g mascara, 5 ml face cream, two make-up brushes and a sponge.

She also packed a small backpack, including a passport wallet, bag, a 300 g Canon camera and an iPhone.

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