For many people, packing for a trip is the most dreaded part of their vacation. It doesn’t have to be that way, if you have a plan. Follow these steps to pack a suitcase in 20 minutes or less.
How To Pack A Suitcase In 20 Minutes
Lay out everything you plan on packing on your bed. This makes it easy to do a quick check to see if you’re forgetting anything. Make a checklist of each item you lay out. This makes it super easy to remember all your belongings when it’s time to pack up to come home.
Tightly roll-up thicker fabrics, such as underwear, jeans and t-shirts. Tuck these rolled-up clothes neatly into the bottom of the bag. I use packing cubes for these. You can get them on Amazon like I did (affiliate link in the image below) If you have delicate cargo such as electronic devices or shampoo bottles, lay them on top of the rolled-up clothes so that they have a nice layer of padding.
Delicate clothing such as dress shirts need to be neatly folded to avoid wrinkles. Fold them up and lay them on top of the fragile items you place on top of the bottom layer. Alternate which end of the bag you place the collar of each shirt, so that this layer is even and the suitcase is easier to close.
Line up your shoes and place them along the edges of the bag, so that the soles are facing the outside. Fill each one with smaller items you don’t want to get tossed around, such as jewelry and sunglasses.
Then, lay a folded towel across the top and tuck the edges into the bag so that it covers everything and keeps things like shirt sleeves from poking out when you’re trying to zip up the suitcase.
These are just a few easy steps to take, allowing you to pack a suitcase in 20 minutes or less. As you can see, it isn’t a matter of rocket science. It’s really just a matter of taking the time to do it right the first time. Bon voyage!