Stress and wrinkle-free tips for your next trip
Who doesn't struggle when packing for a get-away?
Staying stress free and wrinkle free when you head out on your next trip is a big help.
Experts remind travelers to make sure your suitcase is the correct size. Then make a list of what you need to bring.
"Definitely you want to make sure you are planning," said expert Kimberly Schwind. "It is easy to just say 'I don't know what I am going to wear' and just throw everything into the suitcase. It's also a good idea to roll outfits together."
Some of the challenges is to figure out what items should be packed where.
"What you want to do when you pack is pack the things you want to wear first on the top."
Ladies can also roll their outfits, including underwear.
Scarves can be a good option to change the look of clothing.
"When you are cold on the airplane, just take out your scarf and it can also serve as a blanket," said Schwind.
Nobody wants to iron when they are on vacation, so try using dry cleaner bags to reduce wrinkles.
Also, to cut down on dirt getting into your suitcase, place a shower cap around footwear.
If you are bringing a baby along, you can pack a diaper bag.
Every member of your family can have a carry on and personal item.
Kimberly found a great way to pack necklaces by using drinking straws.
"This is going to keep them from getting tangled up in your suitcase."
A practical reminder for babies, if you are bringing a car seat, check the label, it has to be approved for use on an airplane.
"It's always a good idea to go to TSA.gov before you go on an airplane just to check the latest regulations because they are always changing."
Most travelers have lots of electronic devices.
Plan to tape a card on them with your name and contact information to make sure you keep track of what is yours.