As we remain cooped up at home, unable to take a single step out of the house – we begin to yearn for a way to travel and revel in the joys of letting loose and experiencing new activities. Unfortunately, we have to put our desires on hold for now, and wait it out until the COVID-19 pandemic ends.
However, all hope is not lost! We may not be able to take part in our travel plans right now, but we can always stay prepared to ensure a smooth, upcoming travel ahead. One way to do so would be with your packing essentials; the right way of packing will make your trip a lot easier and relaxing. Ironing is the last thing you will want to be doing out there when you should be enjoying your vacation or business trip. To avoid unnecessary wrinkles, you ought to know how to pack your luggage and the kind of clothes to choose from.
Here are a few tips that will keep your clothes wrinkle-free!
1. Packing Cubes
Packing cubes are suitable for holding your clothes together. They reduce the chances of your clothes shifting when the suitcase is rolled, lugged, or tossed around during the journey.
Shifting is the primary cause of wrinkles, and packing tubes hold your belongings tightly and are consequently creases-free. Some of the most common packing cubes are Pack-it, eBags packing tubes, and Tom Bihn’s. You can choose to use one of these types or all.
2. Fold Your Clothes in A Clean Bag
Make use of those plastic sleeves you get mostly from dry cleaners. Instead of throwing them, use them to wrap your wrinkle-prone dresses.
Folding your clothes tight will reduce the friction caused by packed clothes packing. When the layer of the plastic is sandwiched between your clothes, the chances of friction is reduced immensely. This formula works even for the notorious linen.
3. Use Tissue Paper
If you want your silk blouse to stay neat and beautiful, fold it and wrap it with tissue paper. If your bag has a zipping compartment, place the parcel inside it. Alternatively, place it inside a packing tube. The two options will keep your silk cloths less creased and neat.
4. Pack Baby Clothes in Zip-Top Bags
Zip-top bags are essential for a family vacation. They can hold toiletries and anything delicate firm. Just like packing tubes, the bag has perfect apartments for organising socks, diapers, bottom, and top. You don’t want to look good while your child wears creased clothes. The bag not only keeps the wrinkles at bay, but it also makes cloth selection a straightforward exercise.
5. Master the Squares Fold
The square package fold is perfect for sweaters and button tops. All you need to do is button your shirt neatly and lay it in front of your bed. Pull all the shoulders three inches to the centre to create a vertical fold on each side.
Once you have a rectangular shape, fold up the third material from the bottom. The result will be a flat square or at least something close to that.
6. Use mesh laundry bags
These bags are the perfect solution for all your delicates – from your lingerie up to your undies. Mesh laundry bags are lightweight and made of nylon – so they’re definitely worth the buy, especially for its low price.
Moreover, during a bag inspection – you don’t have to worry about anyone coming into contact with your underwear as the see-through material will allow the inspector to view the contents in your bag easily.
When packing for your upcoming trip – it’s always best to throw in crease-free outfits that won’t have wrinkles when packed into your luggage. Otherwise, if you really must have all your fancier clothing – follow these tips to keep your clothes wrinkle-free!
Aside from keeping your packing in check for your upcoming travel after the COVID-19 pandemic – your safety is just as important too. Always ensure that you’ve purchased travel insurance which includes an air ambulance service, so, in the event of an emergency – your safety is ensured. At the same time, make sure that your travel insurance includes medical evacuation as well! It doesn’t come at a cheap cost, and having it ready beforehand will do good for your health and wallet.