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Tips To Make Vacation Packing Easier

by Rene Mitchelle

As a woman, packing for a vacation can be just as stressful as making all of the arrangements. You know that you can't take everything that you think you might wear, but you want to look great while doing everything on your trip. Here, you'll find a few tips that can make packing for your vacation a little easier.

Clothing Selection

Most of the clothes that you take with you should be easy-to-care-for garments. You don't want to spend hours ironing things while you're on vacation, nor do you want to have to send them out to be pressed for you.

Linen is one material that is awesome for traveling. Linen is easy to care for, doesn't wrinkle quite as quickly as other materials, and when it does wrinkle, you'll just need to hang it in a bathroom with the shower on for a bit. The steam will cause the wrinkles to fall out in no time.

Choose basic pieces that can be worn together to create different looks. Like, a basic pair of jeans, black pants, and a skirt, then a basic white shirt, tunic (such as a linen tunic top), and a sweater. These basics can be dressed up with accessories that will fit into your bag much easier than packing complete outfits.

Pack it Properly

To avoid battling wrinkles when you unpack, pack properly. How do you do that? Here's a few tips.

Use plastic bags – When you pack your bags without putting the clothes in plastic bags, the clothes will rub together and cause friction—that friction contributes to the wrinkle problems. Pack each item inside a plastic bag and you'll prevent most of the wrinkles and you don't have to worry about anything spilling on your bag and ruining the contents.

Don't over pack – If you smoosh everything into a bag, you will be spending lots of time working the wrinkles out. The bag should zip closed without having to sit on top of it.

Get organized – Before you begin loading what you think you need to take into the suitcase, lay it all out on the bed. This will give you a clear view of what you're taking and will help you avoid forgetting something that you need, or taking something that you know you won't wear.

Good luck with your packing. Hopefully, what you've learned here will help you choose the best clothing to take with you and that it will arrive at your destination looking great.