Whether you're a light traveller or an over-packer, sorting out what you need to bring on a trip is a conundrum we all face. Learn a thing or two from stylist Nicole Wong as she shares her essential packing tips to help you capitalise on your luggage space and weight.
1. LAY IT FLAT
While travelling, ironing is the last thing you want to worry about. To reduce creases on garments, lay each piece flat across the base of your suitcase. Always pack the heaviest garments (or the least likely to wrinkle) at the bottom of your suitcase first.
2. STACK WISELY
Whether you're folding or laying your garments flat, remember to alternate the necklines of tops, and the waistbands of trousers, when stacking to create a balanced and even pile.
3. ROLL, DON'T FOLD
The best way to save on space is to roll your garments. Ideal for knits. Also, extremely useful when packing for your return trip home where creases and wrinkles are not a concern.
3. MAXIMISE EMPTY SPACES
Utilise every pocket of space. Pack socks into your shoes and stuff scarves into your hats and caps. This is a fuss-free and efficient way of organising your accessories and also keeps your hats and shoes in shape.
4. PACK IN POUCHES
To keep things organised and easily retrievable, store your travel essentials such as toiletries, tech gadgets, and other small miscellaneous items into light pouches that can be easily slotted into every nook and cranny. Go ahead, stuff it in.
It may take some effort, but downsizing your beauty products to travel size containers according to the length of your vacation helps maximise space and baggage weight. Another good tip for over-packers is to always cut your initial packing list down by half. Do you really need three different moisturisers for a weekend getaway?
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Fashion Direction: Dora Aljoofri
Directed by: Vanessa Caitlin
Production by: MLC Productions
Director of Photography: Alvin Choon
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