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Six Top Packing Tips For Making More Space

Are you heading out on the road or flying off to an exotic destination soon? One of the toughest parts of travelling is the dreaded packing of your suitcase. To make your life a little easier we have put together a few helpful hints and tips to help you pack light for your next trip!

1. Roll Your Clothes Rather Than Folding Them.
Many travel experts agree that rolling is superior to folding. Tightly rolled clothes take up less space than folded ones. Plus, they're less prone to getting deep wrinkles from fold creases.

2. Do Laundry On The Road
Only pack enough clothes for seven days, no matter how long you’re traveling for. It is easier to find a laundromat once a week than it is to carry all of the extra weight around with you for the entire trip.

3. Cut Out The What Ifs And One Time Uses.
Go through your packing list or lay out everything you plan to take on your bed or the floor. With every item, ask yourself why you’re taking it. If you start with the words ‘what if,’ or you only plan to use it once during an extended trip, it may not be a necessity. Too many non-necessities and you go from packing light to packing heavy.

4. Wear Your Bulkiest Items.
Save space by wearing my bulkiest clothing items for the travel itself. If you wear your bulkiest shoes and a jacket, you can clear plenty of space for more items in your carry-on while having an extra layer for the chilly plane ride.

5. Pack The Inside Of Your Shoes
Your shoes are the perfect place to hold the little items that don’t fit in your toiletry bag. They are also the perfect place to stuff your socks. If you’re traveling with kids, their shoes fit nicely inside your shoes.

6. Don’t Leave Packing To The Last Minute
Frantically stuffing piles of clothes and books into a bag is one of the most common causes of over-packing. Start laying out your clothes up to a week before you leave. This way, you can take your time deciding what you really need to take and you won’t be in such a desperate rush to grab and go.

If even these tips can’t make space for your stuff why not give us a call on 0861 18 18 18 or head over to the Stor-Age website to find the perfect spot for your extra stuff!

Posted by Stor-Age Self Storage - 17 February 2017 | Tips And Hints