March 16, 2022 2 min read

Forget about checking baggage; once you learn the ropes of how to pack your suitcase the right way you can save valuable luggage space, avoid wrinkles, keep your jewelry safe, and cosmetics free of leaks, saving you valuable time and money!

Choose Your Clothes Sensibly

Parkas

The very first step in becoming a packing pro is to pick the right clothes. You don't need a parka in Florida, so choose your outfits according to your destination. You’ll want a fabric that’s soft and thin as it will take up less space and resist wrinkles. You should scour your wardrobe for wool, cotton, and knit clothes. Yoga pants and t-shirts are perfect for rolling. Maybe bring a light jacket in case you get chilly midair.

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Rolling Clothes Is A Go-To, But Fold Heavier And Easily Wrinkled Fabrics

Rolling Your Clothes in Suitcase

Your dress shirts can’t stand the rolling treatment. You need to fold wrinkle-prone, stiffer fabrics like pants and pack them in the spaces left by rolled clothes. With the right practice, you can achieve Tetris-level perfection inside your suitcase. And you won't need to pack an iron!

Fold Heavier Fabrics in Suitcases

Pack Your Dressier Fabrics With Plastic

Use Dry Cleaning Bags in Your Luggage

Dry-cleaning bags are great for dress slacks and shirts. Put your fancy clothes in the dry-cleaning bag before folding them. Plastic wrapping will prevent wrinkles and creases from forming. What’s more, this way you can pack your shoes without putting tread marks on your nicest white dress shirt.

Layer Your Clothes Like Lasagna

Making Lasagna

You can start with a layer of rolled clothes stored like vertical tubes as that’s your best use of space. Then add the layers of folded clothes. Remember those heavier and easily wrinkled fabrics first when you’re layering your shirts and pants or skirts, put those on top of the rolls.

Enclose Your Jewelry Between Two Flat Layers Of Plastic Wrap

Packing Jewelry In Suitcase

This can make sure that your precious jewelry doesn’t get all tangled during transit. Additionally, you can easily rearrange your accessories in an easily stacked top layer for your luggage lasagna.

Buy Reusable, Refillable Toiletry Containers

Use Refillable Travel Size Containers

Avoid packing a whole tube of toothpaste or other item by simply squirting some toothpaste into a reusable travel bottle. You could always buy a travel-sized tube of toothpaste for each trip, but no need to spend money on travel size products every time you travel, just buy reusable containers and fill from the bottles you already have at home. Make sure to read the airline guidelines regarding the size of your containers.

 

Now that you know how to pack your suitcase, here's what you should pack.

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