The Art Of Packing
You then start with hard and heavy things like shoes and box clutches. Put them at the bottom of your suitcase – near the wheels – on the edges, so they create a frame. This helps distribute the weight evenly throughout the bag, which prevents items being damaged in transit. Then start stacking upwards and finish with light and delicate pieces on top.
Best tip – roll don’t fold. It creates more space and avoids creases when rolling clothes that are not fragile – like jeans or cardigans. Use them to fill the gaps.
Stuff your shoes with socks and underwear and put your jewellery in the same place (I store mine in a small cotton dust bag before putting them into my shoes). Bonus – your shoes hold their shape on their way to Paris. Fold your belt and hide it in one of the many secret corners you create when building up the suitcase – or roll it out and drape it along the sides of your suitcase, that way it takes up no space at all. It’s almost impossible to pack a white shirt without it being wrinkled upon arrival – here how you do it: Turn out the collar and fold with another shirt like a t-shirt or a thin knit to act like padding. Voilà.
Try it out next time you pack – I promise you will find it very efficient.