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ixigoers May 06 2014

How to pack a bag like a pro?

Vaishali Singh May 06 2014
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Let’s start with what your mom always ask you to do, but you never pay heed. Make a checklist. Start doing this 3 days to a week before your trip. Make note of all the tiny things you use everyday, ask yourself if you’d survive without them for the duration of your trip, and add them to your list. Hello, sense of being organized!

Following are the tips to packing your bag like a pro!

1. Roll and squeeze

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Fold your clothing into half, roll it up like a coil, and stack it into your suitcase. Put heavier clothing like denims towards the bottom, and lighter clothing on top. Not only does this ensure you optimize space usage, your clothes come out wrinkle free.

2. Seal your liquid toiletries

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Firstly, try getting travel sized shampoos, shower gels, deodorants, toothpaste and more. If you absolutely have to carry normal sized toiletries, unscrew the cap, place a piece of cling wrap on top and screw the cap back on. Bye bye leaks! Hack to this hack: get mini sachets.

3. Shoe space

Socks for men and hair buns for ladies, shoes can hold them all! Stuff any trinkets along, and your shoes won’t waste space in your luggage. Toss these shoes into a shower cap, and you’re all set.

4. Formals up top

Pack your formals on the top of your suitcase for easy access, and for a relatively flatter surface.

We’re upping the hacks a bit, getting to the real deal!

5. Jewellery tangles

Ladies, put your favourite necklace or bracelet through a straw. It won’t tangle, and will save you not just space, but some tears as well!

6. Keep that collar straight up

Roll up your belt like a coil, and put it in your shirt. Save yourself some space, and the hassle of arranging a travel iron for that important meeting.

7. Yay substitutes!

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Put a cotton pad on your pancake to prevent it from cracking up. Also useful to remove makeup! Binder clips come handy to cover razors - random cuts, no more. Leave your shaving cream behind, use sun screen or conditioner instead - works as well, even better maybe!

8. Carry on details

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In the case of ill luck that you were to lose your checked in luggage, how long would you survive? Carry a spare change of clothing in your hand baggage, chargers and earphones and all your important documents in your cabin baggage only!

9. Travel Accessories

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Power Banks and Grid-its are two actually useful travel accessories. Consider investing in them!

Lastly, don't forget to use a weather app. Hong Kong is prone to rains, pack your umbrella. You probably don’t need those boots in Sri Lanka, let go!
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