Whether travelling on your own or with others, packing your suitcase is always a challenge and for some a chore.
Being a family of four, and now with two teenage children, we have a lot to pack. Sometimes we don’t want or need to take four large suitcases on our holidays. So usually we tend to stay at places with a washing machine or close to a laundromat so that we can wash our clothes regularly. But in doing so I have learnt not to bring, or more so not to wash your “good items of clothing” as there is always the possibility of shrinkage! I also tend to take older clothes or well worn socks/underwear/pyjamas, especially for the children, that I can just toss away or leave behind and replace with new ones whilst on holiday.
In regards to packing the suitcase, I gather beforehand, any large bags I may have collected from shopping. There is usually one bag for each persons underwear, tops, bottoms or dresses (depending on seasons etc.) I label each bag on the bottom right corner with the persons initials and category of clothing. The clothes are laid flat in the bags and placed in the suitcase. I find this way is much easier to sort through and unpack whose clothes are whose and where they are located, instead of rummaging through a full suitcase for a pair of jeans that are at the bottom of the suitcase 😦
Happy packing 🙂
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