Clean your room: Make sure that your laundry is done and put away, your belongings are all tidied, and your bed is made before you begin packing, it allows you to methodically select what you need to bring on your trip. You are less likely to forget things, and it’s easier to pack on a neatly made bed than a messy one. Plus, everyone loves to come home to a clean house!
Pack in good time, to make sure everything you need is washed and pressed.
Choose the right bag: Unless you really know that you need a big bag, opt for the bag that you always think will be too small. It always ends up doing just fine.
Minimise creases: Try our multi-purpose folding pack. It contains a folding board with instructions on how to fold your clothes!
Make a list: This may seem obvious but it’s vital. The Independent Traveller do a great interactive list here
Leave some space: No doubt you will be picking up some souvenirs along your travels, so think ahead and leave some space. This will save you the hassle on your return!