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How to organize your suitcase in 5 steps

5 tips on how to organize your suitcase

Does your trip approach and organizing your luggage seem like a difficult and tedious process?

By following these tips, you will learn how to save space in your luggage, avoid creasing your clothes and place your items properly.

1. Create a list

The first step before organizing your suitcase is to list all the essentials you will need for your trip. This will not only help you not to forget anything essential but also to avoid taking unnecessary things with you. How often have you returned from a trip and thought that many of the things you took were superfluous?

Travel Packing List

2. Collect your items

After creating your list, find everything you have written and put it together. To fit your clothes in, you can first prepare the set of clothes and shoes you will wear daily. This way, you will focus on the essentials and organize your suitcase even better.

Travel organize

3. Avoid creasing clothes

Fitting all of your clothes into a suitcase without wrinkling them can be a difficult task. However, there are three effective methods that you may find useful. The most cost-effective way is to roll your clothes, as this compresses their volume and saves space in your suitcase. Additionally, this method will help you avoid having to iron your clothes when you arrive at your destination.

Furthermore, there are garment organizer bags that zip closed and prevent your items from becoming jumbled together. Finally, there are garment bags with air gaps, which are ideal for bulky clothing items. If you are packing dress shirts, you can fold them and place a belt around the collar to prevent wrinkling.

In addition, there are clothes organizer pockets, which zip shut and keep things from getting tangled. Finally, there are storage vacuum bags, which are ideal for bulky clothes. If you are taking shirts with you, you can fold them and put a belt inside the collar to prevent them from getting wrinkled.

suitcase organize

4. Find the right packaging

For shampoo, shower gel, and conditioner, use reusable travel-sized bottles. You can reuse the contact lens case and fill it with facial cleansers, creams, or any other liquid you need.

Don’t forget to wrap the bottles with a membrane to avoid any leaks. If you are traveling by plane, remember that the maximum capacity of the bottle is 100 ml. To avoid mixing your jewelry up, place it in a plastic bag and leave the edge of the load out. Similarly, to avoid wearing out your shoes, place them in a cloth bag.

5. Place them

First, place the heaviest items at the bottom of the suitcase, then place fragile items in the middle and bulky clothes on top. Don’t forget to fill the gaps in your suitcase and use any space. For example, you can put socks inside your shoes and various items inside your evening bags.

Suitcase with passport

Useful information

1. Always check the weather a few days before your arrival at your destination so that you can choose the right clothes. 

2. Take the packing list with you on the trip, so you can check that you have everything when it’s time to leave the hotel. 

3. Collect the sample packs that companies give you as gifts when you shop for cosmetics, and you can use them to save weight and space.

4. Many times, suitcases look alike, so there is a risk of confusion. Put a colored ribbon on the handle of your bag to make it stand out from a distance. 

5. If you’re traveling by plane, wear your heaviest clothes.

6. Do not put fragile items in your suitcase as they may break.

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