Learn how to pack like a pro with our definitive travel-packing guide

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Packing for travel can be a challenge at the best of times. What should you take? How much room will you need in your suitcase or bag? Well, we can help answer those questions, with our definitive guide to travel packing.

Let’s get things started with a simple, step-by-step video that shows you how to roll your clothes so they don’t become wrinkled.

As you all may be aware, SJ is our intrepid travel writer-at-large and she has a wealth of knowledge that she regularly shares with you in our weekend travel news. If anyone knows how to pack a bag, it’s SJ. From advising on how to pack a bag properly to how to pack a bag that will give you clothes for weeks – in a carry-on, no less! – she certainly knows her way around a suitcase.

As far as figuring out which clothes you should pack, SJ’s article on how to pack a weekend bag may not list all that you think you’ll need, but it will give you a good starting point. She’s also found an awesome interactive packing list that will almost ensure you never leave home without your underwear (or toothbrush) again.

We may not able to tell you exactly what to pack for your next holiday, but Kay O’Sullivan can certainly help you with what you shouldn’t be schlepping on your journey. And do you know how to pack a suit? Find out how, in this quick video tutorial.

Finally, Amelia’s simple packing tips will have you packing like a pro in no time.

Do you have any ingenious packing tips you can share with our members?

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca is a voracious reader who loves words. You'll often find him spending time in galleries, writing, designing, painting, drawing, or photographing and documenting street art. He has a publishing and graphic design background and loves movies and music, but then, who doesn’t?

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    I use cubes. Have basic colour palette i.e. Navy and White, Red and Black etc. everything must mix and match. Take a camping clothes line and some pegs. If going to the tropics take twice as much underwear and twice as less outer wear. Sarongs are the go to. If going to Europe take a corkscrew, they don’t have screw top wine bottles!!


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