How to Avoid Wrinkles When Packing Clothes
Whenever I travel I get nervous at the thought of opening my bag upon arriving at my destination, only to see my nicely folded clothes (and hard work) has been ruined and that my clothes are all wrinkled. Here a few easy ways to pack your bags that offer solutions to wrinkles and creases.
The Rolling Method
The rolling method is when you roll your clothes tightly to avoid wrinkles. The first trick is to fold your clothes out nicely into even rectangles, then to proceed to roll them evenly lengthwise. Be sure to make the rolls very tight, but very even and free from lumps. You can then place them side-by-side in your suitcase, and then row upon row. With this method, you not only reduce (or prevent) wrinkles, but you can actually increase the amount of clothes that will fit within your bag.
Wrapping Your Clothes Together to Save Space
The Bundle Wrapping Method
The bundle wrapping method is very simple: the idea is that you wrap all your garments together to avoid creases. Basically the end result is a bundle; the clothes that are more likely to be wrinkled are on the outside, and the clothing that is less prone to wrinkles goes on the inside. For this method to work, you need to have your entire wardrobe laid out in front of you so that you can organize it according to the type. The outer layer will contain: dress shirts, skirts and dresses. Followed by pants and shorts. The inside will mostly be things like underwear and socks. You will use the arms of your shirts as well as the legs of your pants to wrap the bundle together. This reduces wrinkles because instead of folding your clothes they are being wrapped, so you don’t get creases.
How to Wrap Your Clothes in a Bundle
Start by laying your clothes as flat as possible. Putting different items of clothing on top of each other. Make sure that all buttons are buttoned up:
Then fold the sleeves in:
Then start to wrap your clothes in a bundle to prevent wrinkles:
Make sure that each time you fold over a section, that you take your hand and smooth out and lumps or bumps that might occur.
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Dry Cleaning Bags
This method takes up a lot of space and is very time consuming. Basically you use dry cleaning bags to cushion your clothing and avoid creases. If you have the time, patience and dry cleaning bags; this method is very effective for wrinkle and crease prevention.
Dry Cleaning Bags Will Reduce Creases
Other Tricks: Pack Less Per Bag
Don’t over-stuff your bag with items and then hope for the best. To avoid wrinkles, pack less clothes in your bag. Wrinkles tend to form when there are too many clothes packed into such a confined space. The tighter the space, the more wrinkles.
Lay Your Clothes Flat
Another strategy is to lie your clothes as flat as possible, one upon the other. This works best for fancy clothes, the ones that could be damaged by rolling. It also helps if your bag is rigid, otherwise the clothes will have tendency to bunch up at the edges.