Holiday expert reveals the VERY strange way to pack your suitcase to fit more in it | The Sun08/25/2022
A TRAVEL expert has revealed a unique way in which they fit as much as they can into their suitcase.
Packing is one of the most stressful parts of going on holiday, as passengers struggle to squeeze as much as they can into their bags.
However, a spokesperson from Blue Cruise has explained why they recommend packing their cases in a different way to most.
Instead of lying suitcases flat on their back, they recommend standing them upright to allow gravity to help create space.
The spokesperson said: "It’s common to see people pack a suitcase lying down, but we suggest standing it upright and building up your layers from heaviest to lightest.
"This allows gravity to reveal the true remaining space at the top of your suitcase, and it is also a much more accurate display of how your items will lie when you’re pulling your luggage around."
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Blue Cruise also shared some other tips to help take the stress out of packing.
DON’T stuff your shoes
A common packing ‘tip’ is to stuff your shoes with underwear and socks.
Unless you're talking about large boots, you’re much better off saving space in your main compartment by compacting shoes to as flat as they can go to maximise the space.
Plus, not knowing which shoe your clean knickers are in isn’t very fun.
Instead put your socks, underwear, and other small soft items like scarves in the front zip compartment of your bag where you can stuff it full but still squeeze it down when it comes to fitting into measurement requirements.
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Clear plastic bags for toiletries
They’re not just for airports, clear bags help to avoid leakages as well as make it super easy to see where you’ve put things.
Just make sure to place them at the top of your suitcase so they’re easy to access and aren’t at risk of being squashed.
Roll your clothes
Some people aren’t a fan of ‘the roll’, but it’s an excellent way to save space and keep clothes from creasing if you do it right.
Lay everything flat, starting with the items that are most likely to crease, building up to pajamas, and crease-proof synthetics like polyester and nylon clothes at the top.
You can then roll these up tightly and the core items will act as a buffer to stop the outer layers from creasing.
Put dirty clothes in a compression bag
There’s no need to prevent creasing in clothes that are going to go straight in the wash when you’re home.
By putting all of your dirty clothes in a travel compression bag you can squeeze them down to their smallest size, making more room for spontaneous purchases and souvenirs from your trip.
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These packing hacks from Tiktok could also help you find space in your suitcase.
A frequent traveller showed how to get more items in your carry on luggage.
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