There’s nothing worse than looking at the pile of clothes and bits and bobs that you’ve accumulated for your travels with sheer dread thinking “How on earth am I supposed to get ALL of that in there”. With these tips, instead, you’ll think “Challenge accepted!”
Use pill cases to put your rings, or earrings in!
Prevent you necklaces from being tangled and knotted with cling film too!
Put balls of socks inside your shoes, or even lotion bottles!
Scared of a shampoo Explosion? Cling Film!
Scared of having a razor loose in your bag?
Pack heavy items like shoes and toiletries close to the wheels, with lighter items towards the handle. This way, your stuff will stay put when on the go and won’t topple over when stationary thanks to the weight distribution.
Bobbles/hair ties always end up all over the place, so secure them together with a carabiner!
How to fold a shirt.
Put your shoes in a shower cap to separate them from your clean clothes. An alternative to this is a good old plastic bag.
Protect your glass bottles of perfume and cologne in your socks!
Check out this video below for all-around tips on how to ‘Pack Like a Pro’.
The ‘Ranger Roll’ Packing Technique
This technique turns most articles of clothing into a baton; t-shirts, jumpers, shorts, jeans, socks, and underwear – so much space can be saved. Once everything is rolled they can be easily arranged in your bag and you’ll find you are able to take a lot more with you than usual. I can personally vouch for this technique as it allowed me to travel around America with 3.5 months-worth of stuff in an 80-litre rucksack. A massive benefit of the Ranger Roll is that when you need to access anything in your bag, whether it be a quick rummage on the go or when you unpack at your destination – it doesn’t explode and require repacking as everything stays in place! One thing that you must bear in mind when using the Ranger Roll is weight. As you can pack more you need to make sure you can still carry your bag and meet your airline luggage requirements if necessary. Over the course of my travels, I managed to accumulate more stuff as I succumbed to my shopping addiction (shock). In the end, my backpack was so heavy I was at risk of toppling backward, but I realised I could counteract this by putting a small backpack on my front to balance myself out! It wasn’t very attractive, but it was effective and I was able to waddle my way back to the UK with all of my US bargain buys.