Whether you're flying, driving, or -- God forbid -- taking the bus, packing tips will make your pre-travel planning less stressful. EDGE enlisted the expert advice of Mahesh Chaddah, co-founder of Reservations.com for eight essential insights to get you out the door.
1. Roll your clothes for an easy and effective way to add room to your suitcase. It not only creates more space, but can help you better organize your belongings as well.
2. Take advantage of laundry rooms and services. By re-wearing clothes during your trip, it allows you to pack less and have more room in your suitcase for other necessary items.
3. Avoid toiletry bags. While using little bags to keep your toothpaste and skin care products is easier, small products like these can fit in the small nooks and crannies of suitcases and eliminate extra bulk. If you're nervous about liquids leaking, wrap bottles in plastic wrap for safety.