Foreign shores are calling and the travel plans are set in place. You are already done with shopping all that you need for your journey. Yeah let’s go! Oops, wait a minute…the most essential part still awaits – PACKING!
When it comes to travelling, whether it be a leisurely vacation or a business trip, packing efficiently and correctly is of utmost importance. Most people don’t put much thought into packing before they travel. Often, travellers pack their luggage the night before the trip and things can get ugly quickly. Utilisation of space and resources is of utmost importance as much as choosing what to carry along with you.
Packing may seem simple, but it is a science with rules that travellers often learn the hard way. Start with a packing list. A packing list can serve as a reminder of what not to forget while also helping you to avoid overpacking.
If travel planning seems like a battle…be ready to pack the right punch!
Here are some useful tips to make the process of your packing more smooth and appropriate…thus saving you time and effort.
Taking care of your 2nd skin!
Packing your apparel is the primary task to be done. Half the battle of packing is determining what is essential to take with you. Lay it all out in front of you, and then get rid of one or two pairs that are similar to one another. Narrow down on clothes which are necessary and try to keep it efficiently minimum.
Arrangements and techniques –
Folding clothes –
The most basic method of packing your clothes into your suitcase. Lay out all your folded clothes. Then place soft clothes, which are the most flexible, at the bottom of your suitcase. Stack your longer clothing items, such as pants and long-sleeved shirts, on top of your soft clothes. Finally, place collared shirts, sunglasses, and other accessories that require gentle handling on top so they don’t get squished by weightier items.
Rolling clothes –
Rolling your clothes can help you save space and prevent wrinkles. It’s a great way to fill all the nooks and crannies. It suits well for casual clothes and fabrics such as denim, knits, and synthetic fabrics.
Carry wrinkle-resistant fabric –
Lean more towards packing clothing that are less likely to wrinkle. For example, jeans won’t wrinkle as much as trouser pants.
An extra bag for your laundry needs –
There will be times when you won’t be able to carry back all your clothes which are laundered and cleaned. Toss in an extra plastic bag with a zipper to place unwashed clothes to avoid smells.
For the steps you’ll take…
It is often very tedious to pack shoes because they are bulky, oddly shaped, and can leave dirt or grime on your clothes. Wear your bulkiest shoes while you are travelling, if possible, and pack lighter shoes in your suitcase.
Some tips for packing shoes in your suitcase while saving space in the process –
Carry one or two extra pairs of footwear along with you. Keep a blend of sandals/slippers, comfy sneakers and a fancy pair for special occasions.
Save some extra space with the help of your shoes. Stuff in small accessories and valuables like mobile chargers, sunglasses, coiled belts inside your shoes to utilise the space.
Place your shoes from heel to heel and always place them at the bottom part of your suitcase. Also always place them in a separate plastic bag to avoid them spilling or spreading dirt onto the other fabrics in the case.
For the fragile accessories and valuables…
Some valuables and accessories are fragile and need to be carefully packed. A simple solution to this is to wrap them in soft and thick clothes to avoid any breakage. Also place the items you’ll frequently need to access in smaller and outermost compartments that are easily accessible.
Check out our vast and vibrant range for such purposes. Our Runway series is made with 100% virtually unbreakable ABS Material. It’s made to sustain the extra wear and tear that comes with travelling with its double zipper and corner guards at the side and bottom.
When it comes to toiletries…
Carefully pick the toiletries, make up, beauty products and carry only those which are essential. Anything else needed can be purchased later while on the trip.
Avoid carrying fully packed bottles. The storage compartment where your luggage is kept during a flight is not pressurised. That means there’s a good chance of your bottles popping open and overflowing all over your clothes during the flight.
The weather may be uncertain when you travel, but what’s certain is the fact that Poloclub luggage range is water-resistant, ensuring your items are safe from extreme weather conditions.
So rise above in the packing order and step out in style and convenience. Pack a punch, with a travel partner named Poloclub!