For many, packing for a trip is the least enjoyable part of the travel experience. Cut down on packing anxiety with these handy space saving tips and hacks, and you’ll never pack the same way again.
1. Roll your clothes up
Instead of folding your clothes in the traditional way, try rolling them up. You’ll find that the little scrolls of fabric you end up with fit very neatly into your suitcase and maximise the space available.
2. Pack strategically
3. Use your shoes
Also, take a compact umbrella, or even better, a poncho that folds up to a small square (the ones you get at music festivals).
4. Use a tablet for tickets, books etc.
Taking a tablet on holiday is a clever way to travel light. Having a tablet means you remove the need for tickets, maps and books. It acts as a laptop, an entertainment station and a way of recording your trip with notes and photographs.
5. Identify your luggage with a ribbon
Put a colourful ribbon or easily identifiable marker on your luggage. This means that when you land at your destination you’ll be able to spot your bags quickly and no-one will mistake them for their own bags.
6. Use zip-lock bags
Always pack a few zip-lock bags for your trip. They have a variety of uses, from storing small, fiddly items, to acting as a water protector for your phone if you decide you want to take it to the pool with you. Have fun on your travels and remember to pack like a pro next time!
Ladies top tip: pack your underwear inside the cup of your bra. This will keep the bra’s shape and save on space for shoes!