How To Pack A Suitcase
You may not have the time to press the wrinkles out of your clothes when you first arrive at your destination, so knowing how to pack a suitcase with the minimal amount of wrinkles is a challenge. The first thing you need to do is not overstuff the suitcase. It is easy to just keep adding last minute items to the suitcase. All of a sudden you will find you are putting you knee on the suitcase trying to squash everything into it.
- Heavier items should be placed into the suitcase first. Rolled up jeans, coats, sweaters make a good cushion.
- Fold your slacks with the seams together and facing you. Put plastic bags, plastic from the cleaners, or tissue paper between the pant legs and between the folds of the pants as you fold the pants. Place the pants in the suitcase and smooth out any wrinkles with your hands.
- Fold your dress shirts with plastic or tissue paper in between to help prevent the wrinkles. Folding shirts neatly prevents wrinkles and takes up less space in your suitcase.
- Put your toiletries in a plastic bag and seal it well because the lids can pop open. You can wrap your underwear around the toiletries to cushion them inside the suitcase. This will also help keep any leaks off your other clothes.
- Roll up garments that don’t wrinkle easily like your underwear, tee shirts, socks, and bathing suits. Use these items to fill any open areas in the suitcase.
- Pack your shoes on the top so they do not get squashed. Fit the toe of one shoe into the heel of the other shoe to save space. If the shoes do not fit well together, pack small items or underwear in your shoes. Place each pair of shoes in a plastic bag so the dirt does not get on your clothing.