Travel can be a hassle. Having an insane amount of clothes and the amount of space to pack being insanely little as well, it is obvious as to why this can be an issue. The innumerable amount of things that need to be packed within the confines of a suitcase amongst which so many are quite fragile, make packing a task which all of us dread. With the help of these few but extremely helpful tips, packing can become an experience which doesn’t have sour memories in association to it and doesn’t ruin the excitement before a big trip.
#1. Roll don’t fold.
To save up space in your suitcase, try rolling your clothes instead of folding them. Stack them either vertically in columns or horizontally in rows and allow yourself to add that one extra dress or shirt “just in case.”
#2. Use those spectacle cases to untangle your life.
Spectacle and sunglass cases are strong and sturdy which can be used to store all those miscellaneous wires safely and securely. Just simply wrap the wires around your hand, remove them from around your fingers, put it in the box and there you have clearly sorted wires.
#3. Laundry bag.
I always end up wondering how all these clothes fit into my bag when I first packed them but when I’m re-packing before I leave, my suitcase looks like a volcanic explosion. It takes 4 people, 3 cranes, 2 hydraulic presses and 1 lock to close my suitcase. A very simple yet extremely helpful tip to solve this problem is to carry a large laundry bag. Stuff all of your used clothes, be it t-shirts, socks or handkerchiefs into the bag at the end of each day. Flatten it out a little by stuffing the clothes in a somewhat organized manner and put the bag inside the suitcase. Et Voila, hassle-free re-packing done right.
#4. Pouches are bae.
To give myself the illusion that I actually have my life under control and that I am an organized person, I use pouches. A pouch for medicines, a pouch for toiletries, a pouch for accessories, a pouch for all the charging wires – basically, a pouch for everything.
#5. Cling film.
Ensure that bottles of your favorite shampoos and body washes don’t leak with the help of cling film. Simply uncap the bottles, wrap a piece of cling film across the bottles neck and opening (Make sure the layer of cling film isn’t too thick or it will be difficult to re-cap) and then close the bottles. Leak-proof bottles within minutes.
Travel organized and travel safely. Hope these tips help you out!