Packing a wrinkle-free suitcase can be quite a challenge, but the real key to keeping your clothes smooth across all your bumpy miles of travel is in the way you fold them.
At the web site The Art of Manliness they've put together a guide to packing a travel bag. Among the gems they share is a step by step guide to packing your clothing so that it unpacks without wrinkles.
The magic comes from artfully nesting folded clothing within other clothing so that the most likely to wrinkle items are on the outer most layer of the bundle. The goal is to minimize the severity of the curve in the fabric so wrinkles are less likely to form and the creasing in the fabric isn't prominent.
Check out the full writeup below to see a step by step photo tutorial. We've highlighted a few tips for packing without wrinkling your duds in the past, too, but if you have a trick or two for keeping clothes packed smoothly, sound off in the comments to share them. If packing speed is something you're more interested in, check out this classic video covering how to fold a t-shirt in two seconds.
Friday, July 24, 2009
How Pack A Wrinkle-Free Suitcase