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How to Pack a Suitcase: The 5 Packing Hacks

How to Pack a Suitcase: The 5 Packing Hacks – In the midst of planning your next getaway? Whether you’re headed overseas for two weeks, hitting the highway for a road trip to the beach, or planning a staycation at a fancy hotel — we want to make sure you prepare like a true jet-setter. These 5 simple packing hacks are guaranteed to up your suitcase-packing game.

Check Out The 5 Packing Hacks

Roll, roll, roll your clothes

Packing Hacks

If you already aren’t a clothes roller, it’s time you become one. Rolling your clothes takes extra time, yes, but the benefits are worth it. (The Army even does it!)  Not only will you be able to fit more clothes in your suitcases (go ahead, throw in that oh-so-cute dress you just bought), but rolling your clothes is a great pack hack to drastically reduce wrinkles in your luggage. The fewer wrinkles on your clothes, the less time you have to spend ironing in a hotel room.

Freshen up your suitcase

Whether you’re carrying a giant suitcase with four wheels or a small duffle bag, keep things fresh by making your travel bag smell like a fresh load of laundry (the best, right?). Make sure to throw in a dryer sheet or two and let the fresh smell waft throughout your bag. Not only will it make your bag smell good, but it will keep your clothes feeling fresh — like they just came out of the dryer. Pack a few extra dryer sheets too, so you can toss them into your dirty clothes pile when you’re traveling home.

Reusable bags are your friend

Sure, you may be going on vacation with your best friend but you must make any and all zip-close bags your other bestie if you want a spill-proof vacation. Put all of your liquids in a separate enclosed bag (and seal it tight), so if a spill happens — you don’t have sunscreen covering your socks and foundation makeup splattered on your favorite white linen dress.

Don’t forget a shower cap

Yes, shower caps are great for the shower but we have an even better idea for them while traveling: putting your traveling shoes with the bottoms facing down into the shower cap. Why do this? First, your feet get around… so this prevents the bottom of your shoes from rubbing against your clean vacation clothes. Also, shower caps can tighten around shoes, so you know the dirty bottoms of your favorite sneakers won’t contaminate the rest of your precious belongings. These are always available at hotels too, so you might not even have to bring your own! 

Pack a pillowcase

Whether you’re on a super sweaty beach vacation or hiking up a frosty mountain, your clothes are going to get dirty. Bring an extra pillowcase (you know you have a spare in your linen closet somewhere) so you can easily toss your dirty underwear, socks, t-shirts, bathing suits, and delicates in a designated space. Your 2ULaundry bags also make exceptional travel laundry bags because once you get home, half the job of preparing your 2U pickup is already done. When packing to go home, throw in one of those dryer sheets we talked about voila — you’ve got at least a fresh-smelling dirty laundry bag.

There are lots of reasons to become a packing pro, but making sure your clothing is cared for every step of the way is always our top priority at 2ULaundry. Wherever your summer travels take you, make sure to follow these packing hacks (the shower cap is our favorite travel hack) so that your suitcase or duffle bag is in shape for a successful getaway.