Tip 1: Roll your clothes
Rolling instead of folding your clothes not only prevents wrinkles, it also saves space. And you know what that means—more room to bring home souvenirs! Tip: tuck a dryer sheet into each suitcase to keep clothes smelling fresh on the road.
Tip 2: Double-bag your liquids
No matter how tightly you think the top of that shampoo bottle is screwed on, it’s better to be safe than sorry. While packing, separate your liquids from your clothes by putting them in two plastic bags.
Tip 3: Pack an Uh-Oh tee
Traveling with kids? Carry an extra T-shirt for each of them as you take in the sights. Why? Because stains happen, and changing is the quickest fix you can do. Be sure to launder their spares in a liquid fabric softener to keep the bright mood of the day rolling.
Tip 4: When you don’t have an iron, take a hot shower
You don’t need an iron to stay wrinkle-free. Simply hang your clothes up in your bathroom while you take a hot shower and let the steam get rid of unwanted wrinkles. Or try a fabric smoother spray.
Tip 5: Use dry-cleaning bags
Dry-cleaning bags can be a useful tool when traveling. Pack small stacks of clothes inside a single bag—this will help prevent friction and therefore wrinkles. As you near the end of your trip, tie a knot at one end of a bag to use it as a dirty clothes hamper. Smart, huh?