A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO WRINKLE-FREE PACKING
Welcome to the fold, your ultimate guide to wrinkle-free packing! It's chock-full of animated illustrations, diagrams, and easy packing secrets to keep your clothes from wrinkling no matter how far your travels take you or what type of luggage you use.
Also included are bonus tips and travel hacks for getting out rogue wrinkles, for those rare times when they simply couldn't be avoided.
Wrinkles happen, and most of the time it’s improper washer and/or dryer settings that are the culprits. But when it comes to packing and traveling, there are much different forces at hand to blame. Creases and folds are just wrinkles waiting to happen. The next time you're packing for a trip, remember this handy formula to avoid wrinkled clothing:
There are three main wrinkle-free packing techniques, each with its own advantages and drawbacks, outlined and scored below. Choose your method wisely according to the size of your luggage and types of clothing you'll be packing.
There are a few different methods to packing a suit. One is to pack it in a suitcase, one is to use a tri-fold garment bag, and another uses a hanging garment bag. This section will cover all of the above; how to pack a suit in a suitcase using the bundling approach, how to pack a suit in a suitcase with a suiter - both the tri-fold and rod styles - and how to hang a suit in a garmet bag so that the pants don't fall.
No matter what packing method you choose, there are a few tips and general rules to follow, as well as s ome recommended accessories that are specially designed to help maximize the space in your luggage and eliminate wrinkles.
- Never fold and stack individually! Folding causes creases and stacking wastes space.
- Don't use folding boards. They are just a more expensive way to fold and stack.
- Using tissue paper and/or plastic bags (like the ones dry cleaners use). They reduce friction, and therefore wrinkling, but they do not protect against creasing.
Sometimes, even when every precaution imaginable is taken, you may still end up with wrinkles in your clothes. Below are packing hacks, tips, and tricks to keep in mind the next time you’re on the road and wrinkles happen.