One of the biggest problems we face when we go out on a trip is having to pack our suitcase, it becomes really obnoxious to have to fold the clothes to accommodate them in such a small space. For some it is a science… but in reality, it is very simple.
We understand all your fears, that’s why we found 10 ways you can pack your suitcase without taking so much time; even the impossible to pack becomes easy to carry.
1. Empty spaces are never an option
Empty ones will make your clothes wrinkle terribly, so try to fill them with paper or some souvenir.
2. Take only the necessary medications
Try to bring only those medicines you think you might need, you can even take them out of their boxes and put them in sandwich bags. That way they will take up less space and you can pack the necessary things.
3. Think about which items are really indispensable
The dryer or laptop can stay at home, most hotels have internet service and dryers in the bathrooms. If you’re going to the beach and want to bring items such as inflatables or dive lenses, consider buying them locally.
4. Roll up clothes instead of stacking them
This way your clothes will take up less space and you will be able to wear all the clothes you love.
5. You can pack in vacuum-sealed bags
Try to pack large volume items in airtight, vacuum-sealed bags, such as jackets or blankets. Another benefit is that when you return you can store your laundry there.
6. Try to stick with the “pyramid model”.
It consists of arranging the shoes along with the suitcase, then right there arrange the long garments such as pants or dresses, leaving their ends out to serve as a kind of cover. In the remaining space of the suitcase place, your T-shirts and the rest of the clothes rolled up, finally, cover them with the pants. This way your clothes will not wrinkle and fragile things, such as make-up, will not break.
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7. Traveling with an umbrella is not an option
Umbrellas require a lot of space in a suitcase, so it is better if you carry a rubber raincoat, it will take up a very small space in the suitcase and will be as helpful as an umbrella.
8. Carry miniature versions of your products
Some stores sell miniature items that do not take up much space. Sometimes we have to sacrifice cosmetics in order to carry things of great importance, but this way it is easier.
9. Store small items correctly
Small things like jewelry, cosmetics, USB sticks, can be stored in sandwich bags, or you can get a pillbox and store them there so they take up less space.
10. Store your most valuable items in sleeves
Dresses or suits cannot be rolled up like other casual clothes because they are more easily abused. It is best to get a canvas cover that can be easily hung.
Translated and adapted by Limepedia staff.