Packing For Your Much-Needed Holiday Weekend Getaway
Many of us are taking a much-needed break this weekend and enjoying some Independence Day weekend fun. Want to party heavy and pack light? Here’s some fool-proof tips for efficient packing.
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As so often in life, proper planning is essential and that also goes for packing a suitcase. First of all, gather together everything you want to pack. “This will give you an idea of what you actually need and what size case you should pick,” says Laundry Manager at Hotel de Rome, Ivica Tot-Genz.
Put heavy things at the bottom.
Logical really, isn’t it? A wrongly packed heavy item, such as a book, can ruin everything.
Rolling is better than folding.
Trousers, t-shirts, ties and so on do not crease as much if they are rolled.
Use tissue paper to prevent creases.
Tot-Genz says the paper absorbs the creases and the clothes stay crease-free. Simply wrap or roll jackets, trousers and so on in tissue paper.
Use cardboard for shirts.
Tot-Genz puts thin cardboard underneath shirts to help them retain their shape.
Not the suitcase, but the jacket. To stop jacket sleeves wrinkling, put some tissue paper in the sleeves. When you arrive at your destination, the paper will be crumpled but the jacket will not be.
Pack shoes individually in shoe bags or plastic bags so it is easier to spread them out around the case.
Finish with underwear and socks.
They are very effective as padding and you can use them to fill any small gaps that are left after packing.
Liquids belong in a separate bag.
Who wants the crease problem to pale in comparison to the shower gel leaking in your case?
The amount of clothing should fit the size of the case.
If you pack too much in a case that is too small, even the very best folding tips will not be of any use.