Packing Hacks for Less Stress
There are a few steps to take before starting to pack. It’s a good idea to compile a packing list of things that are always needed, no matter the destination or season. Things such as toiletries, socks, undergarments and accessories can be included here.
Once that’s done you can consider the clothes and shoes you’ll need for the trip and its climate. It’s worth taking the time to plan outfit by outfit or day by day. This can allow you to eliminate extra items and gives you the opportunity to plan versatile pieces. These can be used multiple times throughout your trip and should include neutral tops, pants and outerwear.
Now you’re ready to put things in your luggage!
There are many ways to pack that saves room and keeps clothes nice. Rolling your clothes provides the opportunity to save clothes from wrinkling, especially if you take your time when rolling. Or, use a packing cube to organize your clothes by day or outfit and save stress while on vacation.
Bring an extra bag for dirty clothes, especially if you’ll be living out of your suitcase.It will allow you to keep those dirty clothes and socks separate from your clean, fresh clothes.
Consider stuffing some items into your shoes, such as perfume or travel appliances. Not only will this keep them slightly safer than if they were to be floating around, it also saves space and helps you maintain the shape of your shoe.
Pack everything in the same spot or in the same way every time. This not only keeps you organized, but also speeds up packing because everything that needs to be packed has a designated spot. There will be no wondering where a certain item is — you’ll already know!
Finally, you can toss in a dryer sheet or two in between some of the layers of clothes you’ve packed. This is just one more step to ensure your clothes stay smelling fresh and clean.
Wishing you safe travels and a fully packed bag!