Making packing your luggage an art

Packing. This is one acitvity that we all must do when going on a journey. Even if it is an overnight trip for work, one needs to pack the necessities and niceties. Don’t want to forget the toothbrush, you might not find a convenience store to buy one!

If this article is true, then we all need a ‘training’ on packing. LOL.

We all might have been there before. Struggling with bags left and right, too heavy on one side that it tips over if you don’t hold onto it… Now we can spare you the reading of the above link. Essentially the gist of the story is that if one wants to harness the most space & weight out of your luggage, sign on with the men in fatigues for a workout! What workout we hear you ask?

To pack your bags!

It’s an art, and also a discipline. When soldiers head out for missions, they carry all they need. Imagine carrying too much. Or disorganized. Worse, unevenly packed that the weight is assymetric – ie unequally distributed. This leads to haste, waste and frustration. You don’t want to be opening up all of your packs searching for that one thing, out in the field. Especially not in the dark, wet and cold. Those who backpack should know!

In one word, compartmentizaion. This is a fantastic post evaluating an example of such a product that will help you make the most of the limited space you have in your suitcase or backpack. You might just want to consider it! Who knows? You might be able to squeeze a lot more than you imagined…

Will you sign up for boot camp to learn about packing?

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

18 thoughts on “Making packing your luggage an art”

  1. Bonjour mon ami ou mon amie

    Je n’ai aucune raison de courir

    La vie me donne le temps

    Soit dans le sens du vent ou à contre courant

    Mais je vais toujours devant moi

    Même si parfois je piétine ou je vais à reculons

    Mais je réussirais et traverserais ce pont de L’avenir

    Pour finalement arriver chez toi

    Je te souhaite une agréable journée

    Gros bisous d’amitié


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  2. Just like backpacking, Suan. Except it becomes even more important when you have to carry everything on your back and you don’t have options to run out and pick up something vital you have forgotten! 🙂 –Curt

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    1. Yeah that could be true. But it depends on what one would want to put into the bag. When we travel to Japan, we buy lots of cosmetic products. Those can be compact but real heavy!


  3. I’m the best packer, I know. 🙂 I have a little problem: OCD. Zip locks!!! And dust bags. And my suitcase looks as neat and tidy as my closet. BUT, it takes me hours! The hazards of being OC. Sigh!

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      1. I’ve been working on it (to be less OC) for the last 10 years or so and I can stand a messy house until it’s time to sleep and other rooms can stay messy as long as I don’t go in there. Haha! Actually, I’m much better. No choice when there’s a 5 year old and 2 men living with me.

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