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Travel Hack: How to Pack Your Bag and Save Space, Time, and Money

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Travel Hack: How to Pack Your Bag and Save Space, Time, and Money

January 25, 2022

When it comes to travelling by interstate bus, one thing that many people are wrong about is the way they pack their bags or suitcases. It’s one thing to just put your clothes in a bag and another thing to do it the right way - efficiently. The right way is the method that saves space, time, and creates little or no wrinkles. This can make a big difference in your life. You’ll save time or money you would have used to get your clothes ironed when you arrive at your destination. Packing itself will also be a faster and smoother process. Time to talk about how to pack your bag for a trip. But before that, let’s look at how many people go about it. 


What many people do when they pack. 

The moment they know it’s time to board an interstate bus to travel from one state to another, they put off packing their bags until the last moment. Thirty minutes to one hour from the time they are to leave for the bus park, they throw in some clothes, shoes, underwear, and other items. The problem with this method is that it doesn’t give you the time to think about what items you will need and ensure you include them. 


Another challenge is that this method of packing is the easiest way to get your clothes crumpled or stained. Clothes are not well placed and they get squeezed badly. Toothpaste and liquids from creams and lotions could also spill on them. You don’t want that to happen to you, right? Read on to learn how to pack your bag the right way. 

Travel bag
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How to pack your travel bag the right way. 

It all starts with good planning. Don’t wait till the last hour or minute to pack your bag. Take a lot of time to think about what you’ll need and what you won’t need. Lay out all the things you will need next to your bag or suitcase. It will not only save you time but it will make you less anxious. It also makes it more difficult to miss any important item. 

Put the heavier stuff at the bottom and the lighter ones at the top. Heavier clothes like sweaters, and footwear should stay at the bottom. You don’t want them applying so much pressure on your delicate fabrics. 

Roll up items like jeans, light t-shirts, polo shirts, slacks, socks, and underwear. This saves space. More stuff gets into even small spaces. It also prevents the dreaded wrinkles on your clothes. 

Fold things like formal shirts, sweaters, trousers, and jackets. They will either take up too much space in your luggage or get rumpled if you roll them up. You should also place them at the top of your luggage. They are more likely to get badly rumpled if you put them at the bottom under all that weight of clothes. 

Young male about to travel
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These little adjustments will make your life easier and your clothes smoother. Your travel experience will also be better. 

See also: Transita Partners with Leadway Assurance to Provide Better Travel Experiences for Nigerians.