How to Pack A Garment Bag Like A Pro
A garment bag, when cared for and used correctly, can be an incredible traveling aid and a great substitute for a suitcase on short or day trips. It’s compact, versatile, and easily transferable. However, when packed incorrectly, it can wrinkle your clothes or feel way heavier than it should be.
So how should we go about packing our garment bags?
Everyone packs differently, and there are multiple resources on the internet that will tell you how to do it more efficiently. Many garment bags come with hangers–including Butler Luxury’s garment cover gift package–which conveniently simplifies your packing by allowing you to pack your clothes just as you would hang them in your closet.
Here are three tips and guidelines to consider when packing your garment bag.
1) Carefully Consider Your Itinerary and Plan Ahead
Make a list (or a mental list) of meetings and functions you’ll be attending. How many outfits do you need? A good rule of thumb when picking clothes is that if a garment you’re wanting to pack doesn’t go with at least three other items you’re packing, leave it at home.
Pack your outfits according to the order you’ll wear them in. If the fancy dinner follows the business meeting or conference, pack your fancy suit after your business attire.
2) Keep Your Garment Bag Light
In order to avoid wrinkles or creases on your clothes, it’s important that you give them space to breathe while they’re in the garment bag. Streamline your clothing. If you’re wanting to pack some casual outfits along with your fancier ones, consider taking a carry-on or a separate bag to place them in. Accessories, ties, dress shirts or business casual clothing does not need to be in a garment bag.
Basically, if your clothing can be folded into a carry-on, it’s more efficient to pack it there. If it’s treated to be wrinkle-free, opt for the garment bag. Natural fibers such as wool, cotton, or silk do not retain wrinkles and absorb moisture. Synthetic fibers, however, won’t absorb moisture and in turn, retain wrinkles.
3) Use Your Space Wisely
Garment bags typically come with pockets. These can be used to store toothbrushes, socks, small jewelry, ties, and underwear. If you happen to pack shoes, those are bulky and can be used to pack things inside as well. Effectively utilize all available space without cramming too much into your bag.
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