For those of you who do not like to iron, this will come as very good news! You are ready to embark on a journey and you have packed a few shirts but there you are, worried they could get rumpled before you arrive at your destination.
You have nothing to worry about. You can wear your shirts without having to iron them. All you need do is follow this very easy travel-packing hack.
Here’s how to go about it:
Start with the arms, simply fold each arm, making sure to move slowly but surely, smooth the fabric after each fold before starting on the next step. This ensures that your shirt remains crease free, however long your flight is.
The very last step, which only the most enthusiastic packing aficionado’s will adhere to, is to package your perfectly folded shirt into a clear plastic bag.
This may seem a hassle, and something that is completely unnecessary, but there are some very good reasons why you should incorporate this into your packing process, and we have a packing expert to tell you what they are.
The folds are super easy and anyone can do it
Monica Stott, of luxury travel website The Travel Hack, knows a thing or two about creating an efficient packing routine, and shared some useful pearls of wisdom.
Firstly, the reason for the plastic bag: “If you’ve got bottles of shampoo loose in your case then you do not risk spillages onto your clothes.”
She also shared her tips for packing for a humid climate: “Dryer sheets will help your clothes stay fresh.
“They also repel insects, so if you don’t have room for bug spray you can wipe your clothes with the dryer sheet to keep those pesky insects away.”
A complete bonus for those of you who struggle to keep bugs at bay, particularly when you are trying to travel light.