When it comes to packing, whether you are going on vacation or you’re going on a work trip, you want to make sure that you can fit all you need into as little space as you can. These days there are barely any airlines that will even let you get on with a free carry on, and the prices can get crazy from there.
Even if you aren’t flying you may want to learn how to pack better to avoid wrinkled clothes and to keep more room in the vehicle for the souvenirs you’ll pick up on your trip. Not matter where you are going or how you are getting there, here are four tips that will help you pack more conveniently.
Start With The Right Suitcase
You may prefer a hardside suitcase or a softside suitcase, and each one offers you different pros and cons, depending on what you’re looking for. While a softside, nylon or canvas, may give you more flex to fit more items in your bag, it offers less protection than a more sturdy piece of hardside luggage.
It may depend on how you are traveling on which you choose, or what kind of things you plan to jam in your luggage.
Make A List And Check It Twice
You must make a packing list that includes everything you need. While there are some people out there that religiously make lists, from what they need to accomplish each day to what they need to get from the grocery store, not everyone relies on lists. But you should.
Your list will help you make sure that you don’t forget anything, like your toothbrush or your work presentation. While some things are easily replaceable if you forget them, costs can add up if you forget too much.
Roll Your Clothes
Rolling your clothes not only helps you fit more items into your suitcase (and is also a good tip for storing your home clothes in your dresser so you can go buy more clothes), but it also keeps them from getting wrinkles and lines in them.
If you have any clothes that are too stiff to roll just fold them normally. All the other rolled items should have freed up some room nonetheless.
Try Out Luggage Organizers
You can also buy luggage organizer compartments that divide up the space inside your suitcase so that everything can have its own cubby, and essentially gives you more room and a tighter pack.
Try taking less with you as well. Buy trial size items, like shampoo and toothpaste, that take up less space, and weight less too.
Packing doesn’t have to be a chore. Instead, it should just be a quick transition into fun travels!