The 3-Bin Theory Every Smart Traveler Follows

For me, I always put my shoes and outerwear in the first bin, laptop in the second, and my purse, small carry-on, and liquids in the last. This thoughtful order allows me to breeze through security and quickly resituate myself without wasting time. Bin one has my shoes and outerwear so as I wait for the rest of my personal items I have time to put my sneakers and sweater/coat/jacket on without holding up the line. By the time the last bin exits the scanner, all I have to do is grab my purse and bag and go! Though it sounds like a no-brainer, I always (without a doubt) see several travelers struggling at the end of the conveyor belt scrambling to put themselves back in order. The three-bin theory puts the process to ease. Try it the next time you’re traveling.

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