One Great Way to Organize Your Suitcase or Luggage
Last time, I shared how I needed help with getting luggage when I started traveling. You can read how to about it here – How To Select a Suitcase or Luggage. Click on the link to read the article.
Once you have the correct suitcase and luggage, pack it. Here are some ideas for organizing your suitcase and luggage.
Ideas for Organizing Your Suitcase and Luggage
Make a Packing List:
- Before you pack, make a list of everything you need to bring with you on your trip.
- A packing list will help you stay organized and ensure that you don’t forget any important items.
- Commercial packing lists are available to help you select your clothing
Roll Your Clothes:
- Rolling your clothes instead of folding them can help save space in your suitcase and prevent wrinkles.
- I learned this trick when in the US Army.
Use Packing Cubes:
- Packing cubes are small, lightweight bags you can use to organize your clothes and other items within your suitcase.
- They can help you keep track of what’s in your suitcase and make it easier to find things when you’re on the go.
Pack Heavier Items at the Bottom:
- To balance the weight in your suitcase and make it easier to lift, pack heavier items at the bottom and lighter items on top.
- Items packed on the bottom creates a lower center of gravity and prevents the bag from tipping over.
Use the Space Inside Your Shoes:
- To save space in your suitcase, consider packing smaller items inside your shoes.
- It’s a good place to store a belt or braces (suspenders).
Use Packing Wraps or Compression Bags:
- Packing wraps or compression bags can help you compress your clothes and other items.
- They allow you to fit more into your suitcase.
Leave Some Room for Souvenirs:
- Don’t pack your suitcase too full.
- You’ll want to leave some room for souvenirs or items you pick up on your trip.
Consider Your Travel Destination:
- Think about the climate and activities you’ll be taking part in at your destination, and pack accordingly.
- This will help you avoid over packing or forgetting important items.
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