Traveling can do more than just tire you out. It also can leave your clothes looking and smelling like they should be put on the no-fly list. Whether you’re going on an African safari or to Hoboken for business, here are some smart ways to keep your garments splendidly sumptuous for far longer than your flight.
Tip 1: Roll Your Clothes
Rolling instead of folding your clothes not only prevents wrinkles, but also saves space. And you know what that means—more options! Before you get your roll on, spray your clothes with just a touch of Unstopables™ Fabric Refresher Spray to help keep them smelling like you belong in the preferred-traveler security line. Even better, the fragrance will last longer than you ever expected, so your clothes will smell jet-set, rather than jet-lagged.
Tip 2: Double Bag Your Liquids
No matter how tightly you think the top of that shampoo bottle is screwed on, it’s better to be safe than sorry. When packing, separate your liquids from your clothes by putting bottles in double-lined plastic bags.
Tip 3: Pack an Uh-oh Tee
Traveling with kids? Carry an extra T-shirt for each of them as you take in the sights. Why? Because… uh… they’re kids. And changing shirts is the quickest fix for messes. Before you pack, try washing all of your kids’ shirts in a liquid fabric softener such as Ultra Downy® April Fresh Liquid, along with your favorite Unstopables In-Wash Scent Booster, to help your junior globe-trotters enjoy the comfort of home wherever you go.
Tip 4: When You Don’t Have an Iron, Take a Hot Shower
You don’t need an iron to stay wrinkle free. Simply hang your clothes up in your bathroom while you take a hot shower, and let the steam get rid of unwanted wrinkles.
Tip 5: Use Dry-cleaning Bags
Dry-cleaning bags can be useful tools when traveling. Pack small stacks of clothes inside a single bag—this will help prevent friction and, therefore, wrinkles. As you near the end of your trip, tie a knot at one end of a bag and use it as a dirty-clothes hamper. Smart, huh?