How to pack your suitcase to go on vacation

Pack your suitcase before you go on holiday. Follow these space-saving tips, and enjoy your trip!

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Planning a vacation may be easy, but packing a suitcase is a lot harder. This can be especially true if you are going to a destination you have never been to before. There are several factors that should determine what to pack, such as the length of your stay, or what you will need to do the planned activities.

If you're about to pack your suitcase, we've got some top tips to help you pack like a pro. This guide will be very useful whether you are traveling with your family, with friends, with your partner, or even alone!

Packing your bags for a holiday

Think about who you are packing for

Are you packing for yourself, your partner, your children, your parents or a friend? If you are going with your partner, a useful strategy is to pack items that both of youwill use in each of your suitcases.This can be a lifesaver if any of your luggage is lost or delayed.

If you are traveling with a group of friends, there are some items you can share, such as some personal items and beach towels. This also applies to families. There are also items that all-inclusive resorts usually provide that you won't need to bring with you.

Research packing lists

You can create your own packing list before your holiday.

It will help you speed up the packing process. The purpose of a list is to determine what should be packed for a specific destination or occasion and in what quantities. It will also help you avoid overpacking and fill in the gaps so that you don't forget any of the essentials.

Don't take a suitcase bigger than you need

While it may be tempting to cram everything you can think of into the largest suitcase you own, this can lead to more trouble than it's worth. You can make yourself pack much more than you need, and you may have to pay the airline a surplus for overweight bags. Think about how long you are going to be traveling and use the right size luggage, so you won't be tempted to pack all those unnecessary extras.

Don't buy a suitcase that is too small either. You'll spend more time stressing over what will and won't fit than packing your suitcase. It's best to decide what you need to pack first and then choose the smallest suitcase that can hold those items. You may also want to leave a little room for souvenirs you may pick up during your trip.

Roll and fold your clothes

Rolling and folding clothes is a proven method for saving space when packing. Packing this way can also help you keep your luggage organized. If you want to roll and fold clothes with almost no wrinkles the general rule of thumb is to roll the softer garments and fold the stiffer ones. Things that can be rolled up include underwear, T-shirts, jeans, cotton trousers and knitwear, as they do not wrinkle when rolled up tightly.

The most rigid fabrics are smart trousers, cotton shirts, jackets and skirts. The best thing to do is to fold them well. For a warm weather destination where you wear items that are, for the most part, light and soft, you may need to roll more. Even so, you may want to take more elegant items that might need to be packed differently, such as dinner ensembles and evening gowns. Fold these garments carefully before packing them in the suitcase.

Make your shoes do some work

Don't overlook the fact that there is precious unused space inside some shoes. Shoes can be stuffed with other items if you are really trying to save some space. Things like socks, sunglasses and electronic chargers are typical items you can put in your shoes. You just have to make sure that whatever you put inside is not something that can spill into them. Any liquid or cream should be placed in separate bags.

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