Monday, 31 March 2008

Packing Tips for Travel

Packing a Suitcase:

For most travelers, packing for a trip is an unwelcome chore. Most of us take too much, end up with bundles of wrinkled clothing, and forget a few essential items. There are, however, some steps you can take to lessen the hassle of packing.

Getting Ready:
1.Make a list of what you need to take. Imagine yourself at your destination and think of the activities in which you'll participate. Choose clothing that travels well- washable, wrinkle-resistant. Choose a few basic colors and mix and match items to create different outfits. Don't forget to include accessories and toiletries on your list.
2.A week before you leave, start assembling what you will take. Put clothes in a separate section of your closet; put accessories and toiletries in a box.
3.Before putting everything in a suitcase, take a long, hard look at what you have pulled together. Do you absolutely need all of it? Usually, the answer is no.

Packing It Up:
1.It is recommended that the interfolding method is used, which utilizes luggage space ingeniously.
2.Shoes and other heavy items should be placed along the hinged side of the suitcase. When the suitcase is closed and standing upright, these heavier items will be on the bottom and won't slip down and wrinkle the clothes.

3.Roll up items like sleepware, t-shirts, and socks and fit them into available spaces. Smaller items like socks and pantyhose should also fit nicely into your shoes. When you are finished, the contents of your suitcase should be comfortably solid (meaning no big, empty spaces). Thus, the contents won't shift too much.

4.If you use a duffel bag, roll all clothing. If you use a hanging garment bag, center all clothing on hangers and bring sleeves up toward the front.

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