I’m a travel junkie – here’s how to pack your suitcase so your clothes don’t wrinkle
A TRAVEL addict has revealed a ‘foolproof’ way to pack so his clothes don’t get wrinkled.
Becky Moore runs the GlobalGrasshopper travel blog, which offers tips and tricks for vacationers.
She’s traveled to over 40 countries and learned a thing or two about strategic packaging.
Speaking to the Express, she said that while it’s “best to avoid” clothes that wrinkle, there are occasions when certain items of clothing are essential for your trip.
“If you still want to pack them, you need to know the right way to avoid creases,” she told the outlet.
“Don’t overload your suitcase or your bag, it could wrinkle your clothes by crushing them against each other. »
Her first tip is to use travel vacuum bags to get all the air out of your clothes so you can put more in.
“A good idea is to use vacuum packaging [bags] to keep clothes flat,” she said.
“Also, you can use packing tapes to secure them along the folds.”
In some cases, experts believe that a vacuum sealed bag can reduce the storage space needed by 50%.
While one mum previously claimed you can even cram up to 200 items for a family of four into a single suitcase using the hack – and it can even be kept under the 20kg limit imposed by most companies aerial.
Becky also suggested rolling your clothes into a small tube-like space to avoid wrinkles.
She said, “You can roll your clothes instead of folding them. This prevents creases from forming in the fabric.
Experts from Travel and Leisure have also weighed in on the argument with their approach to the task.
They said, “To properly roll your clothes, lay the garment flat.
“Next, fold the bottom two inches of the item inside out to create a sort of pocket along one side of the garment.
“From the opposite end, roll the item tightly until you come to the pocket you have created. Fold one side of the pocket over the roll, securing it firmly.”
There are also plenty of other packing tips to follow the next time you go.
Seasoned travelers are seen using packing cubes – because they keep your outfits organized in your suitcase.
Becky said, “Use packing cubes or folders to organize your clothes and keep them from getting wrinkled.”
Here are some other packing tips we’ve gathered before your next vacation trip.
And a flight attendant revealed how to pack like a pro when traveling abroad.