Whether your winter travel plans include a business meeting or some easy breezy Christmas parties, learn to pack your suitcase like a pro and save the worry of carrying large luggage with you. To be very honest with you, I travel a lot, and I mean a lot! Because of this, I’ve made many travel mistakes, but eventually learnt it the hard way. So, here I am sharing with you some useful tips that will help you pack well and travel smarter!
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Write it down: Making a list of all things you are going to do on your trip will help you find out what you need. For example: If you’re planning to go for a swim while on your trip, you’d obviously need your swimming costume. So make a list of all the activities on your travel agenda and also jot down the essentials that you would need in a “list of things to pack”.
Begin with the must-haves: Once you’re ready with your “list of things to pack”, begin with packing the non-negotiable, must-have-at-any-cost items. This may include important documents, emergency medicine, etc.
Pack the basics: It’s always smarter to choose the basics while packing clothes. Select a few pieces which you can mix and match. A pair of pants, pencil skirt, sweater set, and silk blouse can be changed up with different jackets, colored belts, tees, and camisoles.
Re-use and recycle: Remember the soft cloth bags that your new shoes came in? Don’t throw it away; you can use it to safely keep your jewellery or maybe even a small clutch.
Save space: Roll your clothes in the shape of a burrito to save space and pack more stuff in a single suitcase. Folding your clothes the normal way may seem easier but truth is the rolling-them-over technique saves you a lot of useful space and also prevents wrinkling!
Use every nook and cranny: If you’ve folded your best shirt for a business meeting, use the collar to safely store your belt. It will save you space and also keep your belt safe.
Bubble wrap the edibles: If you have to carry any edibles, make sure to wrap them in aluminium foil and bubble wrap to avoid leakage.
Opt for sachets instead of bottles: Carry sachets of shampoo and conditioner instead of the whole bottle. You won’t need all of it anyway!
Fill in the gaps: You can use your handkerchiefs or lingerie to fill in any gaps that may cause the clothes to move and get messed up.
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If you are skeptical of these tips, put these to test immediately and see the difference for yourself
Until next time!