We have all been there-trying to squeeze as many of our belongings into one bag and hoping the zipper won’t bust. With almost every airline charging $25+ for you first checked bag and $50+ for overweight bags each way, it’s now more important than ever to pack efficiently.
Whether it’s for unexpected weather, a flight delay or cancellation, or deciding to extend your stay by a couple days The answer isn’t telling you to pack less because let’s face it-you want to have wardrobe options when you travel.
Here are 5 packing tips and ideas to help maximize space in your suitcase more efficiently:
1) Roll your clothes
A common packing technique and the best way to fit the most into your suitcase. Rolling your clothes not only provides more space but rolled clothes tend to wrinkle less than folded clothes.
2) Utilize your shoes
Shoes take up a lot of space inside a suitcase. Utilize them by stuffing socks, underwear, jewelry, and other small items to help maximize space.
3) Shrink heavy articles
Travel Space Bags are a great option to shrinking down bulky and heavy articles of clothing. You do not need a vacuum to operate and these bags will keep your clothes wrinkle free and protected.
4) Invest in travel gear
Grooming accessories and hygiene products are bulky and take up space. The good news is, most are available in travel sizes. You can also buy a mini brush and comb, travel-sized toothpaste and toothbrush, a mini hair dryer, travel-sized bottles for shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc.
5) Pack awkward items first
Pack items such as shoes, purses, and blow dryers around the outer perimeter, and then work your way in. Use the odd-shaped cracks between items to tuck in your socks, bathing suits, and belts.
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Do you have any helpful packing tips or secrets that save you space while traveling?