3 Pro-Tips to Packing Your Suitcase

92246194As a Travel Aficionado you are already well-accustomed to packing, but even the best of us could use some tips to make it a bit easier! Here at Vacation Express, we are ready to share with you secrets to efficient packing that will change your life if you don’t already practice these.

Encapsulate your wardrobe: The concept of a “wardrobe capsule” is nothing new, as it was a term coined in the 1970s, but we have seen its popularity come back with a vengeance. For those who aren’t familiar with the term, a wardrobe capsule is simply a collection of clothes that are considered essential and can be easily paired with each other. For example, for a 7-night beach vacation, consider bringing two pairs of shorts, a skirt, a dress, and four tops that you can mix and match with the different bottoms, rather than bringing seven completely different outfits that will waste precious luggage space.

Roll with it: Since you’ll be employing the concept of using a wardrobe capsule, you’ll already have a significant amount of space freed for whatever delights you choose to bring home from your trip. But what if we tell you that you can get even more space in your luggage by how you put your clothes in it? The fact is, if you roll your clothing, not only does it save a significant amount of space, but it also keeps items from getting wrinkled.

Get “active”: The final secret to packing may be surprising- because it isn’t in what you pack, but what you don’t pack. Many people bring active-wear to the beach for working-out, lounging, or to wear on any number of fun excursions. This is also the perfect outfit to wear to the airport. Active-wear (such as track/yoga pants and a tee-shirt) is comfortable for traveling, easy to layer, and perhaps most importantly, very TSA-friendly. There are no belts or additional jewelry to fool with, sneakers are easily slipped on and off, and once again, it creates more space in your luggage.

Bonus Tip: For the ladies- remember, you won’t need your entire makeup supply while you’re getting sun at the beach. Try bringing a tinted moisturizer with SPF 20 for your face, waterproof mascara, pencil that doubles for eyebrows and eyeliner, and some moisturizing lipstick.

There you have it, Travel Aficionados. So what about you, what are your favorite packing tips?


Vacation Express, one of the largest tour operators in the southeast United States, has been in business for over 25 years. Air/land and hotel-only packages are offered to nearly twenty popular tropical destinations offering flight options on all U.S. and other major airline partners. Today Vacation Express is a member of family-owned and operated, Toronto-based Sunwing Travel Group Inc., Canada's leading vertically integrated leisure travel company.

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