Love to travel, but hate the travelling?
We’re with you! Consult these handy tips to make your travel prep less arduous.
Reserving seats for two people? Pick the aisle and window seats – if no other passenger occupies the middle seat, you’ll get the entire row to yourselves; if someone does, simply ask to switch seats.
NEXT: Use Google Maps offline →
Pack your heaviest items at the bottom (closest to the wheels) of the roller suitcase so that it’s bottom heavy, making it easier to wheel around.
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NEXT: Pack fresh →
Place a dryer sheet or two in your suitcase or in between your clothes to keep them smelling fresh and reduce static.
NEXT: Get creative with everyday items →
Use a shower cap to store shoes, contact lenses to store small amounts of liquids and creams… Bend the rules!
NEXT: Keep your clothes crisp →
Keep your shirt collar stiff with a rolled up belt.
Rolling your clothes instead of folding them also lessens wrinkles and saves space, for items like t-shirts and jeans especially.
NEXT: Pick the right suitcase size →
Bigger isn’t always better – if you’re using a huge suitcase that you’re not filling up, your garments could end up all wrinkled in a jumbled mess from all that traveling.
If you’re saving luggage space to shop till you drop during your travels, fill up the remaining space with bubble wrap. It could even come in handy for packing if you end up buying something fragile.
NEXT: Enjoy more space on the plane →
By Pinky Chng, June 2017 / Updated November 2019