How to Pack for a Holiday

by Staff

It’s been a while since we had a holiday to pack for, and you might be a little rusty. There are a few space-saving hacks that can turn a stressful packing experience into a fun one. Think about what outfits you want to wear, what you are doing on the trip and how you can pack smartly.

Whether you’re heading to the New Jersey shore or abroad, here are a few ways you should pack for your next holiday – and a few space-saving tips as well.

Buy packing cubes

Packing cubes are genius for stores your tops, bottoms, intimates and shoes separately. Pack each item of clothing into a separate cube and slot them into your case. For example, you could pack your women’s trousers in one cube and formal wear in another. You can keep your clothes organised throughout the trip and avoid scrambling through all of your dirty laundry to find that top.

Roll don’t fold

Rolling clothing instead of folding it can save you a lot of space. Rolling also prevents your clothes from getting super creased – to the point they are unwearable. If you have a particularly fancy item in a garment bag, pack a plastic hanger so you can hang it as soon as you arrive.

Wear your jewellery

Jewellery is one of the hardest things to pack, and it almost always ends up tangled and damaged at the other end. The solution? Wear it!

Wear all of your jewellery on the plane to keep it safe and untangled through your journey. Just make sure to leave a little extra time at security when you need to take it off and put it back on again.

Use vacuum bags

Vacuum bags can protect your clothing from spillages and keep all of your items neatly together. Remember that while your clothes will take up less space in vacuum bags – they will weigh the same amount. Check your baggage clearance and stick to it.]

Stuff bags and shoes

Rigid bags and shoes can take up a lot of space in your suitcase. Put your socks and underwear in plastic bags, and stuff them into your shoes and bags. The pocket of your bags is also a great place to keep miscellaneous items that you don’t want in your carry on.

Make a medicine kit

Finally, always have your basic medication on standby. You need moderate pain killers in case you a get headache, Sudafed for a cold and any prescribed medication or vitamins you take daily.

With just a few of these space-saving hacks, you will be a more organised and happier traveller!

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