Packing Hacks Everyone Should Know

Packing luggage
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Packing can be a daunting task, even for the most seasoned traveler. To reduce pre-travel stress and make the whole packing process smoother, we’ve gathered some great tips that will make your life easier. Have you tried any of these before?

Roll Your Clothes

Rolling your clothes instead of folding them will both maximize the space in your suitcase, and also prevent your clothes from wrinkling. Reserve the classic layer fold for more delicate items.

Use Packing Cubes

Packing cubes can really help you organize your luggage. They come in different sizes, so you can get one for tops, one for bottoms, one for swimwear, etc.

Use Shower Caps for Footwear

One trick to prevent the dirty soles of your shoes from touching the rest of your clothes is placing them inside shower caps. And as a side packing hack, you can also stuff things into your shoes (like socks) to utilize your luggage space!

2:1 Shirts to Pants Ratio

It’s tricky deciding how many clothes to bring, so try this rule of thumb. To avoid overpacking, pack two tops for pair of bottoms
After all, you’re more likely to wear the same pair of jeans rather than your T-shirt. Right?

Keep Your Luggage Smelling Fresh

Especially when we’re traveling, we all want our clothes to smell like they’re fresh out of the laundry, instead of that weird luggage smell. Try placing some dryer sheets in your luggage to keep your clothes smelling clean and fresh.