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Basic Care Instructions #4: How To Efficiently Pack Soft Sided Luggage

 
How To Efficiently Pack Soft Sided Luggage
 

 

Going on a trip? The space in an airplane's overhead storage bin and the area beneath your seat are always smaller than you remember. Want to know how to pack less and still have it arrive looking good?  Here'show to pack your soft-sided luggage so it holds MORE clothes that all arrive looking neater.

 

"No use to hurry unless sure of catching right train."  - Charlie Chan At The Circus

 

 

 

1. ROLL YOUR CLOTHES. Rolling your clothes is an easy way to pack them so they won't get wrinkled in transit or in storage.  Rolling works well with items like casual pants and skirts, sport shirts, pajamas, and underwear. Before rolling shirts, lay them flat and neatly fold in the sleeves. Before rolling skirts, fold them lengthwise. For more delicate items, or clothes that have been neatly pressed, like dress shirts, read #2 below.  

2. TRY TISSUE.  - Place one piece of tissue underneath the folded garment. Than fold up the garment with the tissue "inside". For additional protection, place a layer of tissue between garments when you pack them.  You can also turn them INSIDE OUT before folding them and packing them with tissue.

3. KEEP SHOES SEPARATE from clothes; your shoes should travel inside shoe bags. Traveling with your shoes separate, inside of shoe bags, will protect your clean clothes, and the bags can also be used to store your laundry after you reach your destination.  

4. LAYER your shoes, rolled, and pressed items.
First, tuck your shoe bags into the bottom corners of your luggage. 
Then, stack your flat tissue-lined items in the center of the bag. 
Next, put your rolls around the perimeter of the packing space. 
See how the bag gives?  
When that space is filled up, place other rolls around the stacked piles. 
In the remaining niches, pack rolled socks and belt, and even a few paperbacks.

5. Top it all off with a jacket and trousers. First fold them like this: 

How To Fold A Jacket And Trousers For Trip Packing:

5a.. How To Fold A Jacket For Trip Packing:
Spread out the jacket, with the lining down. 
Turn the lapels and collar up so they're lying relatively flat. 
Fold the shoulders towards the center of the jacket's back until they meet, keeping the sleeves flat.
Fold the lapels over the shoulders to that the lining is facing upward. 
Then fold the jacket in half.

5b.How To Fold Trousers For Trip Packing:
Lay the trousers out evenly.
Place the folded jacket in the middle third of the trousers.
Fold the bottom of the pants, then the top, over the jacket.

6. ZIP UP YOUR BAG! You're ready to go!

 

"Man who walk have both feet on ground. "  

Charlie Chan, Castle In The Desert

 

 
 

See into the Invisible.

Best Wishes,

 

"Mind like parachute - only function when open."  

Charlie Chan at the Circus

 

 
 

 

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