Traveling to a new place is always an exciting experience. However, the packing process can be rather stressful.

Alongside worrying about what to bring, you may be concerned about how to keep your clothing clean. Not everyone has time to spend hours washing, not to mention there are better things to do on vacation!

Below we are going to discuss some different tips on how you can keep your clothing fresh in your suitcase during your trip away.

Interested in learning more? Then let’s get started!

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Don’t Overpack

Overpacking your luggage might seem like a good idea at the time, but it can actually cause your clothing to become wrinkled and smelly. Think about the essentials and opt for pieces that you can re-wear, such as these short sleeve maxi dresses.

You should also look for items that can mix and match. When placing them in your suitcase, roll them instead of folding them as this can also minimize wear and tear.

Use Packing Cubes

Packing cubes are a lifesaver when it comes to organizing your suitcase. They help divide your clothes while keeping them away from other items and increase the amount of available space too.

It’s wise to have a spare cube available for any dirty clothes that you won’t be wearing again. This will prevent confusion, especially if you’ll be staying in multiple places and need to repack frequently.

Bring a Travel-Sized Detergent

If you know that you will have access to a machine at some point during your travels, don’t forget to pack a small bottle of laundry detergent in your suitcase. It’s always best to choose a travel-friendly bottle to avoid spills in your luggage. 

Even just washing your items once during your trip can prevent you from having to wear any dirty items. Many hotels will also offer laundry services if you don’t want to do it yourself.

Stick to Natural Fabrics

Synthetic materials may be lightweight and easy to care for, but they’re not always the best choice for traveling. Natural fabrics such as cotton, linen, and wool keep you comfortable and are easy to iron.

Also, natural fabrics can absorb and wick away sweat. This means your clothes are more likely to smell fresh (even after a long day). 

Use a Dryer Sheet

Finally, if you are packing your clothes in packing cubes as we mentioned above, toss a dryer sheet in with them. The fresh scent will keep them smelling great even when they’ve been in your luggage for an extended time.

Another great hack, if you’re in a hurry, is to use your flat iron to get out some wrinkles. It may not be perfect, but it’s better than nothing at all!

Final Words

Traveling on vacation doesn’t have to mean you have to deal with smelly and wrinkled clothes. As you can see, there are many ways to keep your belongings fresh and clean!

What do you think? Are there any other travel tips that you would recommend to others?