Monday, 15 May 2017
Thousands of us will soon go on holiday and packing can often be a last minute annoyance. So to help you start your holiday happier, we’ve compiled a list of simple rules that you will ever need for stress-free packing. By following these easy-to-memorize examples, you will always stay in control of the situation and make the best use of even the smallest of suitcases!
1. Roll, don’t fold clothes
Stack up your clothes in a rolled manner. It’s faster and will maximize your space! Also, there will be fewer chances for your clothes to be a victim of crease.
2. Vacuum pack
Such a method of packing will not only save you some serious space but prevent creases, meaning there will be no ironing to do upon arrival.
3. Pack your clothes inside out
If you don’t want to find a stain on your light clothes when you arrive at the destination, you should always make sure your light colored clothes are packed inside out. That way if there is any debris, your whites and pastels are safe.
4. Employ the ’pyramid’ principle
Pack your clothes in the following way. Your shoes should go along the walls of the suitcase. Large clothes go in the center. Don’t roll them, spread them out on the bottom of the suitcase and wrap your rolled clothes inside. Those rolled clothes form the center of the pyramid.
5. Pack the heaviest items closest to the wheels
Particularly when you are dealing with rolling luggage, you have to consider how your items will respond to motion. One important rule of thumb is to keep all the heavy items stored toward the wheels so weight is distributed evenly.
6. Put loose wires in an electronic accessory
How do you usually organize all of your electronics and cables? Stuff them in like the rest of us? Well, if you want to organize your packing then get yourself an electronic accessory. To avoid messy tangles with your various wires, roll them up tightly and throw them in an electronic accessories, which is easy to open/close and won’t allow them to move around on the go. You can also do the same with your various cards.
7. Use the packing cubes
Organize outfits or separate types of clothing in zip-up packing cubes. They come in various sizes and will help you find what you are looking for, especially if you are a long-haul trip with a larger case.
8. Fill dead space
Every nook and cranny counts! So look for underutilized space, like the inside of shoes, for small essentials like headphones or change purses.
9. Put your toiletries and make up in a transparent bag
Keep your toiletries and make up in a see-through pouch. It will not only keep all things confined in case of a leak, but you will be able to see everything in one place, without digging through/mussing up your suitcase.
10. Don’t bring the whole thing
There are many items that you will not likely need while you are traveling, such as travel guides, camera cases, hairdryers and notebook covers. So, leave those items at home and if it is truly necessary, pick them up while you are on the road. And before packing your luggage, you can think about what is useful in your traveling, make a packing list or just use ours and bring what you really need.