6 Best Packing Tips & Tricks - Travel Smart with this Easy Guide
Posted on 06 April 2017
Our Top Packing Tips:
1. Pack extra underwear
It’s always a good idea to have extra undies on you - just in case. Undies are small, so they’re easy to pack and don’t take up much space or weight. While travelling, you’re going to need at least 7 or 8 pairs - one for every day of the week, and one for washing day.
If you’re travelling long term - more than a month or so - it can be a good idea to bring as much as 10 pairs. You might not always have washing facilities on hand, and you don’t want to be filling your days up with trips to the laundromat just to get clean undies.
2. Choose quick dry undies
Quick dry undies are an essential in any traveller's luggage. They’re super easy to wash on the road for a quick fix - simply dunk them in your sink with some mild detergent, and lay them out to dry. They’ll cut your laundry time down in half and save you the cost of using laundromat dryers as well.
3. Roll, don't fold
Every travel expert agrees that rolling is the best way to pack. As well as saving luggage space, rolled up clothes are less likely to get wrinkles and creases. If you’re not keen on ironing all throughout your trip, pick garments in seamless, non-crease fabrics. Choose light fabrics that roll up easily - this will make packing a lot easier, and your suitcase a lot lighter.
Bonus tip: Look for small nooks and crannies to tuck your undies and socks into - you’ll save on luggage space, plus they’ll be easy to find after a long flight.
4. Pack double-duty clothes
With a few cleverly chosen garments, you can cut down on luggage space and save on airline baggage fares. If you’re travelling to warmer clients, lightweight singlets and tops can double as pyjama tops. When the weather could go either way, cotton garments will keep you warm in cold weather, and cool in hot. If you plan on getting some yoga in, but also want to see the nightlife, pack yoga shorts that also double as shapewear.
5. Bring comfy options
When you’re travelling for long periods of time, make sure you wear comfy, unrestrictive clothing. Choosing fabrics that are soft and easy to wear will make all the difference on a 14 hour flight. When it comes to choosing your travel intimates, seamless and tag free is the way to go. The last thing you want is tags, labels and itchy seams digging into your nether regions - so make sure you check this before your flight.
6. Go wirefree for flights
When flying overnight, choose intimates that will take you from day to night and keep you comfortable for the long haul. Wirefree travel bras will give you bust support during the day, and help you transition comfortably into night without having to change your clothes. You can easily wear them to sleep - the lack of underwires means you’ll forget you’re wearing a bra at all.
Bonus tip: Keep your bras from losing shape by packing cleverly. Stuff the cups with a pair of rolled up socks or a few pairs of undies. This will help your bra keep its shape as well as saving luggage space.
Got any more travel packing tips? Let us know in the comments!