How to Pack a Suitcase For Summer Vacation


I am sure you can feel it already: the warm sun on your skin, the sand between your toes, and the soft sounds of the ocean. This is what summer is all about and thankfully your well-deserved vacation is right around the corner. While we are sure you can not wait to get out there you will want to be prepared. Whether you are heading to a local beach or across the country here are a few tips and tricks that will help make packing for your summer getaway a little less stressful. Here is how to pack a suitcase for summer vacation. 

How to Pack a Suitcase For Summer Vacation

1. Roll Your Clothes

Instead of folding your clothes roll this for faster packing and maximizing your space. Only fold your delicate and wrinkle-prone clothes.

2. Cover Your Footwear

No one wants his or her dirty shoes (or foot smell) on his or her clean clothes. Keep your shoes off your clothes by placing them in a bag or a shower cap.

3. Try Two for One

Pack two tops for every bottom. You are much more likely to re-wear a pair of pants than a top. So avoid overpacking and pack two different tops for every bottom. This summer pack a light and a dark pair of denim jeans to go with any occasion.

4. Inside Out

Another great way to avoid wrinkles and prevent statins is to pack your clothes inside out. This way if there is any debris or dirt in your bag your clothes will be safe.

5. Heavy Items on Bottom

Pack all of your heaviest items closest to the wheels of your bag. When you are packing a rolling bag, you must consider how your items will react to that position and motion. The number one rule for keeping everything in place and keeping it upright without holding it is keeping all heavy items near the wheels, so the weight is evenly distributed.

6. Laundry Freshness

Don’t you just love the smell of fresh laundry out of the dryer? This travel season, pack a few dryer sheets in the bottom and top of your suitcase. This will keep your clothes smelling clean like they came fresh out of the dryer.

7. All Liquids in a Plastic Bag

I honestly can not tell you how important this is. I have learned from personal experience more than once to pack all liquid makeup bottles, lotions, shampoo, and anything else in plastic bags to avoid leaks. Trust me the last thing you need to worry about on vacation is your favorite shirt being ruined before meeting the in-laws. Plus you will be able to see everything in one place without digging through your suitcase.

8. Recyclable Tote

Pack a recyclable tote for a day trip or separate your dirty laundry from your clean clothes for the trip home. 

9. Control Your Cords

Completely avoid the tangled mess of various wires by rolling them up tightly in a sunglass case. It is super easy to open/close, pack and they will not be going anywhere. This is also a great way to pack your jewelry. 

10. Car Trash Can

This trick is especially perfect for those of you traveling with young children or those planning long-distance trips. Use a plastic cereal container as your car’s trash can and avoid scattered trash. The last thing you want is bottles and fast food bags falling out of the car when meeting the family. 

Safe Travels From Your Friends At UnitWise!

Use these tips because every inch of space in your suitcase is valuable real estate. Drive safe, no matter where your summer vacation takes you!

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