Take the stress out of packing

These packing tips will help you organise your suitcase more efficiently.

It’s a question all travellers – even the most seasoned ones – face: What should I pack? And, perhaps even more importantly: What shouldn’t I pack?

These two questions become even more pressing if you’re only going away for a few days and decide to travel with a cabin bag. Though they come in all shapes and sizes, there’s typically only so much you can really put in a weekend bag. Packing light and right, in other words, is an absolute necessity when it comes to city breaks.

After all, few things are more annoying on holiday than realising you did not bring the right clothes. We all know how quickly the weather can turn sometimes and wandering through the picturesque streets of Stockholm tends to be a tad less less fun when all you can think about is how cold you are.

Or imagine this scenario: You manage to book a table at that trendy restaurant you’ve heard so much about only to realise you have no way of dressing up those worn-out jeans – the only pair of trousers you brought along.

Luckily, there is a way to spare yourself the wardrobe headaches and potential gaffes.

Simply watch this short video from Samsonite on how to pack for a weekend break and nip those packing headaches in the bud. The video goes beyond the usual advice (know your baggage restrictions, check the weather) and shares foolproof tips on luggage models best suited for short holidays, how to use up all the corners and gaps in your spinner, and one terrific tip to fold jackets so they won’t come out creased.

You’ll be surprised what a difference a few tricks can make to your packing routine, and how many more items you’ll be able to fit into your cabin bag by following the strategies in the video. Packing will never be the same again.