Published on: June 19th, 2019 | Category: Student News

Our Guide To Packing Your Suitcase Like A Pro

Packing your suitcase or even a box to move home can be a challenge – especially when you are limited on space! With a number of important documents and summer must-haves to remember, it can be hard to make it all fit, but with a few simple steps, you can pack your suitcase like a pro in no time.

Rolling And Folding

When packing your suitcase, it’s easy to get carried away with what you think you need, compared to what you actually do need. When packing t-shirts in a suitcase, you can save a significant amount of space by rolling your clothes. However, when it comes to more cumbersome clothes, such as jeans, it is far more beneficial to fold these items as this will allow space for other garments.

Pack Light

Though it may seem tempting to bring everything with you when travelling, it’s important to remember to pack as light as possible. Although this can be a challenge on a long-distance trip, there are storage methods or even air and sea freight to transport your belongings to you at a later date. Packing light is also beneficial if you are looking to move, as a pre-organised freight service can give you all the luggage that you need to move without having to carry multiple suitcases with you.

The 5-4-3-2-1 Rule

When packing a suitcase for a short trip, you can do no better than the 5-4-3-2-1 rule. This is the principle of packing 5 tops, 4 bottoms, 3 dresses and 3 shoes, 2 swimsuits, 2 bags and a hat and a pair of sunglasses. This simple rule to follow to ensure that you have everything you could ever need all in one suitcase without taking up too much space. In addition to this, this rule particularly useful for those that are taking a small case as they will be in need of the additional room for other items such as suncream and towels.

Reduce Space With Technology

Though it may seem tempting to carry a book with you on your trip, they can take up a large amount of space – not to mention weight allowance! However, taking an iPad in your hand luggage can reduce the need for a book as there are several apps that allow you to read on your device. In addition to this, the iPad or iPhone also eliminates the need for a camera as it is all contained within one decide that can be transported with ease. There is also the same capability that is present in a laptop giving you all the running power that you need in a simple to carry, compact device. This can also be charged with one cable, freeing up more space in your case for summer essentials.

With all this in mind, there are a number of ways for you to pack your perfect suitcase regardless of your reason to do so and with this guide it is now made completely stress free. For more information on several services when moving or even storage ahead of your long-distance trip, get in contact with us online. We are more than happy to help.