How to Pack: Your Suitcase

Domestic CEO gives 4 packing tips on how to pack a suitcase.

Amanda Thomas
6-minute read
Episode #69

Ever since I was a little girl going away to summer camp, I have been a believer in knowing how to pack a suitcase. There I was, 10 years old, with perfectly folded clothes, that were organized in a way that I could always find what I wanted. I would look at some of the other girls and see their duffel bags spilling over with wadded up clothes. They would literally be tossing clothes around to find the shirt they wanted to wear. It made my OCD little self want to go over and refold and repack their bags to help them..

Even now as an adult, I still believe that struggling to find what you need in a poorly packed suitcase can disrupt even the most joyous of vacations. If you’ve ever had to pull every single item out of your suitcase to find what you wanted to wear, chances are you could use a few tips on how to pack a suitcase. So today’s episode is for you. We're going to focus on getting everything from your packing list into your suitcase in a way that is going to be functional when you are on your trip. If you haven’t already read or listened to Part 1 of this series on how to make a packing list, you may want to check that out first because it has some great tips to make sure you don’t under or over pack for your vacation. It will help ensure that, once you learn how to pack a suitcase, that you have everything you need, and not an item more.

See also: Domestic CEO’s Carry-On Challenge!