The Best Way To Pack A Suitcase

The Best Way To Pack A Suitcase

Sure, it’s tempting just to jam it all in there and jump on the top. But a little careful planning can make your packing much smoother. Here’s how.

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This infographic combines a number of well-known travelling hacks, such as rolling rather than folding clothes into one handy place.

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  • These tips are okay, but could do with a few tweaks.

    Dryer sheet: As an non-American, WTF are these? Anyway, keep your dirty clothes in a large ziplock bag and they won’t stink up anything else. Air your bag out in your room.

    Razor: A binder clip? Yeah, if you want rust. Just carry one or two disposable razors, which almost always have little plastic caps.

    Chargers and cables in a glasses case: They’re not fragile. Use a ziplock sandwich bag.

    Belt in your shirt collar: Surely you don’t need to travel with more than the belt you’re wearing? But if you do, put the spare one inside your shoe, and roll your shirt instead.

    Other shoe tips: Sensible; but even better, just travel with a single pair of shoes that are comfortable, hardwearing, and dressy enough. I wear brown leather desert boots pretty much everywhere.

    Laundry detergent: That’s silly. Your soap or shampoo will be just fine for a few sink washes.

    Adapter: Only worth it if you’re taking a laptop. Otherwise, take a 2 amp USB charger with the appropriate plug for your destination. Or wait to pick one up cheaply when you get there.

  • Pack heavier items (like shoes) nearest the wheels/base of the suitcase. So when it’s stood up the COG will be lower and it will be less likely to topple over if knocked or placed on an uneven surface.

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