How To Make The Perfect Suitcase: The Guide And 5 Tricks
No matter the destination or the duration of the trip, wherever you decided to go this summer it is certain that it will be time to pack your suitcase . Frustrating, tiring? Often it is, and trust us, lovers of shirts and all the garments with a high rate of rubbing, we know it well! The risk in this situation is not only to stress and waste time unnecessarily, but also to pack the wrong way.
What is a well-made suitcase or not? From the result, obviously. If you arrive comfortably at your destination without perceiving the luggage as a detestable mess, if the clothes extracted from the suitcase will be immediately wearable without forcing you to resort to the iron and above all, if you have not forgotten any essential items, you can tell you satisfied with the result!
Curious to know how to prepare the perfect suitcase? First of all, paying attention to 3 basic elements such as the type of luggage, the items inside and the way to arrange them. And then, with a little ‘organization and following our 5 practical tips to prepare the suitcase. You will see, you will arrive at your destination in relax mode … Impossible? We’ll see!
Guide to the perfect suitcase
Which baggage to choose?
The choice of baggage obviously depends on the type of travel and its duration. For short holiday weekends , a handy handbag is extremely perfect , extremely chic in the leather version. Classy, comfortable and durable, it allows you to maintain an impeccable upper casual style in every context.
The trolley is the solution most loved by businessmen always traveling between one country and the next, so it is easier to have one at home. It is essential, not a hindrance and ideal if you are traveling by plane . The stiffness of the structure keeps the garments inside in order and the practicality of the wheels allows you not to crease the clothes you have, keeping an aplomb worthy of the most chic destination.
For longer holidays a larger suitcase is required and if you plan to travel by car, a soft version is certainly the most practical choice to manage the space in the trunk.
Which garments to wear?
Obviously we can not make you a real list of items to bring with you this summer, considering that we do not know your destination, but we can invite you to keep a word in mind: versatility . It is important that you choose basic clothes in neutral colors, so that you can combine them in a transversal way and create many different looks.
What are the must-haves that will save your style on any occasion? Forget about the office but do not forget a classic dress in fresh wool or linen at home . You can combine the jacket with the practical chinos for a more casual split or bring the whole dress for a romantic evening.
Another essential garment is certainly the shirts . A white and a blue one , in linen or cotton, will be perfect with a pair of jeans, comfortable on the beach and formal if combined with the dress that you have worn.
How to arrange things in a suitcase?
You have chosen what to bring but do not know where to start filling the suitcase? Follow the pyramid rule and proceed by layers. Start from the base and insert heavier items such as beauty cases, books, electronics, shoes and less delicate items such as jeans and shorts. If you have to carry something fragile with you, place it exactly in the middle of the suitcase, so that it does not get hit.
At this point arrange the buttoned shirts , taking care to keep the fold of the cuffs and collars, the most visible parts of the garment. The polo shirts (and pullovers, if needed) will eventually go into the upper layer , along with the jackets and the most delicate items in the wardrobe.
How to store the jacket ? Turn a shoulder strap back and insert the other shoulder strap inside, thus folding the jacket in half for the long. The part of the cover will thus be turned outwards. After that, fold the jacket still halfway to horizontal.
Our 5 time-saving and space-saving tricks
Packing can be easier and faster than you think, here are our 5 practical tips to prepare your suitcase before leaving for the holidays.
- Do the laundry before leaving
Full laundry basket? Great. Divide everything by color and put in the washing machine no more than 3 days before leaving . If you are a forgetful guy to help Siri with a reminder “Siri, remind me to do the washing machine on the day xx at xx”! After you have washed and ironed everything, carefully choose the garments to take on vacation and place them on a flat surface . A few hours before leaving, put everything in your suitcase according to the pyramid rule.
- Add some essentials
It will seem strange, but this is not a race for those who prepare the lightest suitcase. Take a moment to curb your innate propensity for competitiveness and add at least two pairs of socks, a few pants and a t-shirt ! You’ll see that you will not regret it.
- Interchangeable pieces holder
When it comes time to actually select the garments to take with you, opt for items that can be combined with each other . Choose according to the color, materials and possible situations of the holiday. It will take you between 10 and 15 minutes more (we tried!), But you will save a lot of space in your suitcase!
- Roll instead of folding
Logical perhaps: bending the garments creates folds. How to do then not to reach the destination and having to spend two hours at the hotel with the iron in hand? Roll up! Roll up the t-shirts, roll up the Bermuda shorts, roll up everything possible . After that, place your rolls in handy separate bags.
- Unpack the baggage when you arrive
Imagine that you are already looking forward to the moment when you arrive at your destination and throw the suitcases in the room, will you run for a well-deserved dip in the pool? It is not so?! How can I blame you…. just one thing: take 120 seconds , no more, to unpack your luggage and hang the most delicate items on crutches .