After 2 years of stilted travel, many of us are more excited than ever to jet off on a relaxing adventure somewhere new - and hopefully sunny! To make the absolute most of your trip, it’s important not to forget any of the essentials. Your favourite clothes, suncream, a good book, along with the rest of it. If you’re staring at a pile of your belongings and wondering how on earth it will all fit into your suitcase, you’re in the right place. Here are our top tips and methods for packing a suitcase most efficiently.
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For a casual summer holiday, it can be beneficial to roll your clothes rather than fold them. This method prevents wrinkles while ensuring that every single space in your suitcase is filled with your summer wardrobe. If you are travelling with clothes that are less casual and you would prefer not to roll, these can simply be laid or folded as you see fit around the rest of your rolled clothes. Rolled clothes also make a great cushion for more fragile items, or even keeping the shape of shoes in transit.
An alternative technique to rolling your clothes is to group them by outfit. A clothes bundle should contain underwear at the centre, then larger t-shirts, then bulkier items like jeans and dresses. This will mean you won’t have to unpack your entire suitcase to access your key outfits, you can simply grab a bundle and go. This is judged by many travel experts as being the best way to pack a suitcase.
Another efficient way to pack a suitcase is to use packing cubes for your belongings. These can be filled with your clothes and accessories, whether you fold or roll them, and then zipped closed. The convenience of packing cubes is in their shape - they can be packed side by side without wasting any space, ensuring you’re using the whole of your suitcase volume. Packing cubes are a great way to ensure your clothes are kept wrinkle-free and clean from any dirt on your packed shoes.
When you've chosen the shoes you will be taking with you on holiday, it’s time to put them to work in your suitcase. While making them as flat as possible might be the normal solution, why not convert them into more storage space. If possible, place smaller items, like socks, sunglasses, electronics, and accessories, inside your shoes. For boots, this is a particularly good way to make the most of your suitcase space.
If you’re really struggling for space inside your suitcase, vacuum bags can be a huge help. Whether you just use smaller ones for bulkier items, or maybe pack one for your dirty laundry on the journey home, they’re an excellent way to keep clothes dry and clean, while minimising space. To use, simply pack like a normal bag, seal completely, and use a vacuum to suck excess air out of the bag and squeeze your items as flat as possible.
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