Downsize what you DON'T need to bring (extra books, your laptop if your phone or an ipad will do, a full-size bottle of shampoo if you only need a travel portion or are going to use hotel stuff, etc.), and use every available space- for boots and shoes as an example, since they take up tons of room, I'll stuff socks and small items into the feet where otherwise I'd have wasted space. Also, check and see if your suitcase has an expanding zipper- they are a LIFESAVER for cramming a couple more inches in. I travel by train to my cons, so I'm limited to one under 50-pound suitcase and an overnight, myself.
Originally Posted by Moofingham
There is a vibe here that says "We're in this together! Through thick and thin fabric! Through cold water washes and burning hot irons! Though we might super glue ourselves to our projects, cut holes/gashes/oh-god-mom's-gonna-kill-me into the dining room table, we will stand strong together. Unless there is a 75% off sale at the Fabric store. Then you're on your own. And get the hell out of my way." <3