Whenever you think of packing you just want to cram as much stuff as possible into a smaller suitcase and start off your trip. But with this simple tips and techniques suitcase packing is made easier, simpler and you can manage packing just like a Pro…!!!
Step 1: Gather all the garments you anticipate that you will need.
Then put half of them back. Select more tops than bottoms.
For a five-day trip, you’ll probably require five tops, two pairs of bottoms or jeans.
Step 2: Choose knits, wools, and cottons.
These fabrics are wrinkle free and are versatile.
Some garments can be used dual, like yoga pants that moonlight as pajamas.
Step 3: Roll softer and fold stiffer.
Underwear, T-shirts, jeans, cotton pants, and knitwear won’t wrinkle when rolled firmly.
Stiffer fabrics, such as starched cotton shirts, blazers, dressy pants, and skirts, should be carefully folded to resist wrinkles.
Step 4: Arrange rolled items at bottom of the bag.
Think of your suitcase as a three-layer cake. The rolled items make up the first or bottom layer.
Step 5: Place folded garments next.
For the middle layer, start with the longest items, like skirts and slacks. Stack the garments on top of each other. Next, lay collars of shorter items, like shirts, at the center with the ends over the handles.
Step 6: Cover the heap with a dry-cleaning bag.
It’s like Botox for your clothes. Since all bags have slippery surface, folded clothes don’t stay in one place long enough and creases begin to set in clothes.
Easy upgrade: Place a dry cleaning bag between each layer of clothing. To get to a certain layer of packing, simply pull the ends of the bag up on either side.
Step 7: Top the pile with the clothes you’ll need first.
Anything goes with your top layer―a bathing suit or pajamas or towel.
Step 8: Belts around the perimeter of the bag.
This cradles your three layers.
Step 9: Use creases and gaps.
Fit the undergarments down the sides and in the space between your clothing once the case is full. This will ensure that you don't forget to use valuable space in the middle.
Step 1: Follow the rules of three.
Get practical with your shoes. For most trips, you need comfortable walking shoes or sneakers, for the beach or brunch flip flops, casual sandal or loafer, and for the evening a nicer pair of shoes if you want to dress up.
“Because of the shapes and heels, shoes take up the most room.” Wear the heaviest pair and pack the other two.
Step 2: Stuff shoes.
Socks, sunglasses and electronics chargers all can be stuffed in shoes
Step 3: Slip shoes into one-gallon-size resealable bags.
Then set them on the sides of the bag.
Your Beauty Products
Step 1: Opt for travel-size multitaskers.
Choose product that serves as many in one purpose. Tinted moisturizer cum foundation, soap cum shampoo, and wipes that clean hands as well as face.
Step 2: Fill empty bottles with your favorite products.
A mere four inches high by four inches wide, it’s stocked with eight clear containers for lotions, contact-lens solution, etc. Fill those three-quarters full which will be enough for your trip.
“The storage department on a plane is not pressurized, so items filled all the way to the top will overflow”
Step 3: Group similar products in sealed resealable bags.
Entitle one sack for your cosmetics, one for your hair products, and one for skin-related items.
Tuck the bags in the side corners of your suitcase or in a zippered pocket.
Pack inexpensive pieces in a seven day plastic pillbox.
Alternatively, store them in a 35-millimeter film container lined with tissue.
If you are required to carry precious gems, wear them during your travels to reduce the risk of loss or theft.
Wrap fragile items in sturdy clothing.
Place them in the center of your bag surrounded by a buffer of clothes. If you’re lugging liquor bottles, secure them in the bottom center of your bag.
Your Dirty Laundry
Zipper them in resealable bags.
This can be used as a packing tip during the end of trip. Consider your fresh-smelling clothes a welcome-home present.
Just by following simple techniques as above you will be able to save time and also take all essentials in an apple pie order.