An Australian home organization guru and mother of four has revealed the “effortless” method she uses to pack her suitcase in a way that prevents clothes from creasing.
Anita Burges, from Sydney, puts important items such as evening gowns into a plastic laundry sleeve and carefully folds them into her suitcase.
The mom, who runs cleaning service Mise en Place, shared her free travel hack on a segment on the Today show.
Australian home organization guru Anita Burges has revealed her ‘really simple’ method for packing your suitcase in a way that prevents clothes from creasing
The mother of four puts important garments such as evening dresses in a laundry bag and folds them carefully to keep the air inside. Anita shared her travel hack on a segment of the Today show
“The next time you’re packing and have an evening gown or anything else you need to keep frizz-free, make sure you use this hack,” she said.
She suggested keeping old plastic washing sleeves or going to a laundromat and asking for one for free.
She put a long evening dress into the sleeve with the hanger on it, the way you would pick it up from the dry cleaners.
“What you’re going to do is put your garment in the bag and you’re just going to start folding gently from the bottom up,” she said.
The mother explained that the air inside the sleeve makes it act like “bubble wrap” and prevents curling.
Using this hack will ensure that your clothes are “ready to wear as soon as you arrive at your destination”.
“I do it every time I go away. It’s a complete game changer, she said.
How to pack your suitcase so that your clothes remain wrinkle-free:
* Place your garment inside the sleeve with the hanger on, as you would pick it up from the dry cleaners
* Begin to fold the sleeve carefully from the bottom upwards
* The air will be trapped and act as bubble wrap, keeping your garment wrinkle-free and ready to wear as soon as you arrive at your destination
Her followers loved the clever hack.
‘Oh my god that’s so clever!’ said a woman.
“I’ve been doing it for a few years and yes, it works,” wrote another.
However, one woman was not impressed with the amount of plastic waste she felt the trick would produce.