Pack like a pro: How to fit more in your luggage

Like most Singaporeans, we love to travel. But while we’re big fans of holidays, we can’t say that we’re quite as excited when it comes to packing for a trip. Like most people, we want to look good when we travel, which means that packing can be a gargantuan task. We completely understand the temptation to bring the entire closet with you – you never know, that fancy dress might come in handy – so we’re all too familiar with the struggle to fit everything we’d like to bring in a suitcase. Many would tell you to optimise and cut down on the items you bring, but before compromising, why not try these space-saving tricks? Here are four key tips guaranteed to help you fit more in your luggage.

ROLL, DON’T FOLD
You’d be surprised at how much more you can fit into your bag by tightly rolling your clothes instead of folding them. This works best for wrinkle-proof items like jeans, T-Shirts, and activewear; simply fold in half lengthwise and then roll.

COMPRESS BULKY ITEMS
For bulkier items like chunky sweaters, coats, or beach towels, we’d recommend investing in compression bags. These work to condense clothing by sucking out excess air between the layers of fabric, leaving you with so much more suitcase space.

GO MINI
Whenever possible, avoid carrying full-sized items. Instead, bring items that are travel-sized, from toiletries and cosmetics to even hairdryers, hairbrushes, and makeup tools. But do make sure that you’re not skimping on quality just to save space. Having the right products for your face and body is especially important to protect your skin against the stresses of travel. Look for gentle, effective cleansers and soaps that come in travel-friendly sizes, like Poetree’s Une Olive en Provence Travel Set.

USE HANDBAGS AND SHOES FOR STORAGE
Maximise your luggage space by stuffing every nook and cranny, including your handbags and shoes, with small items like socks. Not only will this help you fit more in your suitcase, it has the added bonus of keeping your bags and shoes in shape!

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