All the tricks we’ve discovered over the years have come flooding back to us. When it comes to packing it up and packing it in, we have it sorted. You will be light as a feather, organised, comfortable and safe.
Posted On August 31, 2016 Posted By Andy Buerckner
ROLL CLOTHES. DON’T FOLD
You save a lot more space when you roll clothes and they surprisingly do not crease too much.
STORE CHARGERS IN AN OLD SUNGLASSES CASE
To keep it all neat and tidy, try to utilise sealed compartments for your loose electrical items.
KEEP YOUR SHIRT COLLARS CRISPY
By using belts to line the collars and strengthen them.
SEPARATE SHOES FROM CLOTHES
Put shoes inside a shower cap to prevent dirty soles from touching your clothes or alternatively buy a shoe compartment.
SAFEGUARD YOUR CLOTHES FROM CREASES
Nothing beats the ease of a linen shirt so try to bring items that won’t crease. If you need to pack these items, lie them flat between plastic dry cleaning bag or a plastic grocery bag and fold them as you normally would. Alternatively pack anti-wrinkle spray.
KEEP CLOTHES SMELLING NICE
Keep it fresh pack soap or dryer sheets between your clothes and make sure your clothes are always dry before you pack them.
UTILISE ALL AVAILABLE SPACE
Put socks or other items inside your shoes if you’re low on space. Don’t like that idea, wrap your items in bubble wrap and keep them firmly between other items in the middle of your suitcase.
SEPARATE CLEAN AND DIRTY CLOTHINGPack a laundry bag to make it easy for you to keep your dirty clothes and clean clothes separate (If you forget, some hotel rooms have draw-string bags for laundry in their closets).
KEEP THE WEIGHT LOW
Pack heavier items at the bottom of the suitcase (near the wheels). This keeps your suitcase balanced and the weight distributed evenly so it won’t tip over.
PREVENT UNWANTED SPILLSPrevent liquids from bursting in your bag. Unscrew lids, put some plastic wrap over the top and screw the lid back on with the wrap. This goes for moisturisers and toothpaste that can burst open under pressure.