New experiences are meant to be embraced, and travelling is one of the most exhilarating of them! The pesky thing is, though, that it also often leaves a dent on your wardrobe… in the form of wrinkles.
The bundle-packing method of storing and lugging clothes is a creative solution to this perennial problem. In essence, it involves wrapping clothing around a bulky core (the "bundle") rather than folding, which creates sharp creases. Bon voyage, unsightly wrinkles!
Take a look at the video tutorial above to get acquainted with bundle-packing, your best new travel-hack!
First, arrange your clothes on a flat surface in alternating layers.
Make sure the items are as flat as possible as you're laying them. This preliminary detail will further ensure the wrinkleless-ness of your clothes later.
Lay larger items, like dresses or peacoats, first. Next, arrange pants perpendicular to tops. These bottom pieces will become the outside of your bundle, so the extra length of material will make it useful for making a good wrap later on.
As you go, create a central area where all items intersect. The core will go here later.
Next, the critical step: Place the core in the center of the items, at the intersection where all items meet. (It;s a bag stuffed with my socks, underwear, and other small garments.)
Finally, start bundle packing! Tightly fold the clothes around the core, creating tension. The tension keeps wrinkles away. Just place the finished bundle in your luggage, and you're good to go!
Travel shouldn't be something that inhibits your sense of fashion. Experiment with packing methods until you find the way that's best for your look, and let us know what you come up with in a comment on this video!