Packing a suitcase seems easy enough, but when it comes down to it there are some tips to packing a suitcase that will help to keep your items safe and also make for a more efficient packing and unpacking experience.
When traveling you want everything to be as seamless as possible so making sure the suitcase is packed properly will really help to make the trip a more enjoyable experience.
Here you will find 5 how to tips for packing and unpacking a suitcase safely and efficiently.
Suitcase packing tip #1: Place delicate items in the middle
Packing delicate items in the suitcase can be a bit tricky so they stay safe, but I have found glass type items and makeup items such as blush and eye shadow travel really well when I place them in plastic sandwich type bags and pack them right in the middle of my suitcase surrounded by clothing on the top and bottom.
Suitcase packing tip #2: Pack shoes in a plastic grocery bag
I do not like the bottom of my shoes touching my clothes or anything else in my suitcase so I always place each pair of shoes in a plastic grocery bag and pack them in the side pockets. If I happen to get the shoes dirty while traveling, it is not a problem as I just place them in the bag for the trip home and clean the shoes once I arrive home.
Suitcase packing tip #3: Put socks inside shoes
A great space saver I have found is to place socks inside the shoes, a couple pairs of socks can fit into a pair of shoes. The shoes also help to keep the socks in place and it is a time saver as well to just grab the socks and shoes at the same time and be able to put them on quickly.
Suitcase packing tip #4: Pack undergarments in bags and side pockets
Keeping underwear and bras together makes unpacking more efficient, I always pack my underwear and bras in the gallon size plastic bags and then place them in the side pockets of my suitcase. It is so easy to be able to pull out the bags and place into a drawer at the destination point. I usually bring an extra gallon bag and then place the soiled undergarments in the bag as I am done wearing them.
Suitcase packing tip #5: Place jewelry in baggies
I keep all my jewelry in little sandwich bags and place them in an interior pockets of my suitcase. I mainly own costume type jewelry so it is does not have much value; the few pieces of jewelry that I do own that have any value- I definitely try to wear when I travel so I can keep an eye on it.