12 handy tips for packing a suitcase (just in case you’ve forgotten how!)

Because of COVID, we are all probably a bit rusty when it comes to travelling overseas! So, here are some useful packing tips now that we are free to come and go again!

April 28, 2022

First things first, make a list and take it away with you; this way you make sure you bring everything back.

  • Choose travel-friendly fabrics or pack a travel iron or handheld clothes steamer. You can also hang your clothes in the bathroom at your destination and the steam will reduce the wrinkles when you shower.
  • Roll your clothing instead of folding - it takes less space and means fewer wrinkles. 
  • Use shower caps to cover soles of shoes to prevent them transferring any dirt.
  • Take a laundry bag to store dirty clothes so they’re not getting mixed up with your clean ones.
  • To save space and avoid spills, opt for a shampoo bar and a bar of soap rather than liquids.  
  • Take a photo of everything you pack. This way if your luggage gets lost or stolen and you need to make an insurance claim, you will remember what you had.  
  • Roll up socks and pack inside shoes to save on space and go digital with reading material to save even more space.
  • Practise pulling along your suitcase to make sure you can manoeuvre it by yourself. And if it’s going to take a forklift truck to lift it, it’s too heavy!  
  • Keep important medications in your hand luggage and in their original containers with your name printed on the packaging to confirm they are yours.
  • If you’re travelling with your family, pack clothes across all suitcases rather than having one each; if one suitcase gets lost, as least everyone will have something to wear.  
  • Tie a distinctive belt around your suitcase. It will add extra security and make it easy to find on the airport carousel. 
  • Store digital copies of your passport, tickets and itinerary on your phone and keep the originals with you in your hand luggage.  

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