11 of the best packing tips ever

There's nothing better than going on a trip. The only struggle is packing. What to take? Will everything fit in a suitcase? Did I forget anything? In other words, hello stress! However, with these simple packing tips in a row, you can relax and enjoy the trip without worries.

List, list, list.
As the saying goes: good preparation is half the battle. And that is certainly correct when it comes to packing your suitcase! Start by making lists. Make a list of all the things you want to take with you and a list of all the things you need to buy before leaving on holiday.
Tip: Try the Wunderlist app for creating your lists, super easy!

Opt for a lightweight suitcase
Make sure to get a lightweight suitcase as you don't want to give up the precious luggage kilos or compromise on your outfits. My favourites are the Fabulous Fifties suitcases by SUITSUIT. Not only are they extremely light, but also absolutely fabulous!

Roll up clothes
Not enough space for all the outfits? We have an easy solution for you - roll up your clothes! It helps to save much-needed space, plus, as a bonus, your clothes won't get as wrinkled as when you fold it - a perfect win-win situation.

An overview
Create an overview and fill up every inch of your suitcase by using the fantastic packing cubes by SUITSUIT. It doesn't matter whether you fold or roll your clothes now, as you can get the excess air out of the packing cubes, store more items, and then simply pile the cubes up. Besides, when you arrive, you will find everything you need within seconds because when using the cubes, you can arrange your belongings in an easy to oversee way. How wonderful is it to reach your (holiday) destination with a neat suitcase? And, who knows, maybe by using the packing cubes you'll manage to travel back with as neatly packed suitcase as on your outward journey.

Vacuum bag for the clothes
Do you need a more drastic approach? Then purchase a vacuum bag! How does it work? You put all the clothes in the bag and suck the air out with a vacuum cleaner. Extra space is guaranteed.

But, of course, you don't always have access to a vacuum cleaner when on holiday.  Fortunately, there are vacuum bags where the air can be pushed out by hand (by rolling it up or pressing the bag flat).

Stay organised with ziplock bags
Do you always take a lot of loose items on a trip? Then ziplock bags are your best friends! By using them, you ensure that your suitcase will arrive neat and organised. Ziplock bags are incredibly convenient for packing small items, such as electronics, liquids or (hair) accessories.
Do you want a more elegant solution? Then view our small accessories bags.

Go for an e-reader instead of books
Are you a bookworm? Then an e-reader is a dream solution for you! Books are heavy and take up much of the valuable space in your suitcase - not so practical. An e-reader saves space, and you can download as many books as you want.

Use cling film for liquids
Probably, we all have experienced this: you arrive at your destination, open the suitcase and get hit by a strong perfume smell. Darn-it, the bottle is broken. To make sure that not all of your belongings are soaked in perfume or covered in cream, wrap all liquids in cling film.

Fill your shoes
Another good tip to save space is to fill your shoes.  For example, put in your socks or underwear.

Save up space and weight with travel-size bottles
Thanks to the liquids, a toilet bag quickly becomes heavy and awkwardly large. A great solution is to use smaller, travel-size bottles. You can buy them at the nearest drugstore. Like this, you can take all your favourite beauty products with ease. Rinse the bottles and reuse them every time you go on a trip. Is there anything left, or do you always bring the same product? Then, label the bottles to make packing for the next journey effortlessly easy.

Save up some space for souvenirs
The chances are high that you want to take home a nice souvenir from your trip. So, when packing your suitcase, keep in mind that something extra may come back in it.

Anouk van der Poel

My name is Anouk, 24 years old and I work as a freelance content creator and lifestyle blogger. I have a passion for writing and photography and I like to be inspired during beautiful trips!

@anouktoday

Anouk van der Poel

My name is Anouk, 24 years old and I work as a freelance content creator and lifestyle blogger. I have a passion for writing and photography and I like to be inspired during beautiful trips!

@anouktoday