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Though it may seem like a chore, packing can become a whole lot easier with these tips!

Posted: November 22, 2023

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The holidays are the busiest travel days of the year! Whether you’re preparing to go home or planning your destination holiday, you’re probably stressing about what to pack. Though it may seem like a chore, packing can become a whole lot easier with these tips!

Organizational Tips 

The amount of clothing that you need to bring is subjective and relates to one’s lifestyle. Before you begin, think about what you wear on a regular day. If you can get by with only one outfit per day, it’s more than likely you won’t need to add any extras while packing. Also, it would be beneficial to choose pieces that you can wear more than once during your trip. For example, a pair of jeans that can be worn twice, or a cardigan that can be paired with both pants or a dress. 

When organizing your suitcase, roll your clothes instead of folding them. This method of packing not only saves space but also minimizes wrinkles. It will keep your outfits looking sharp and put together. If you have time to go the extra mile, slip a few dryer sheets into the suitcase to maintain a fresh scent. When coming home, use a designated laundry bag to separate the clean clothes from the dirty ones. This will help with organization while also keeping your bags clean and tidy.  

Travel Day 

Your chunkiest item, like jeans or combat boots, should be worn during travel to save room in your suitcases. Wearing both layers and accessories can also leave more room in your bags. However, if you’re flying, it would be beneficial to wear low-maintenance items in order to get through security faster. Low-maintenance shoes and socks will be a lifesaver when going through TSA. With the help of The Stripe’s travel blog, we have compiled some travel day outfits to ensure you arrive at your destination in style: 

  • Cardigan, silk cami, skinny jeans, running shoes 
  • Maxi dress, jacket, slouchy boots 
  • Relaxed tee, boyfriend jeans, ballet flats 
  • Sweatsuit, t-shirt, running shoes, and compression socks (for long-haul flights!) 

We hope that we can provide you with some packing inspiration. From all of us here at Urban Valet Cleaners, we wish you safe travels and a very happy holiday season!

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