Packing Steps and Tips for Wrinkle-Free Travel
Packing for a trip can be overwhelming, especially for people who don’t travel often. Some people pack way too much while others run out of clean clothes half way through their journey. Here are five tips for remembering everything and arriving with a wrinkle free clothes.
STEP 1: Gather the clothes you think you’ll need and lay everything out on the bed. Select clothes that are similar in color. Match up ‘outfits’ as you’re packing so you don’t end up with patterns and colors that don’t work well together. Pack more tops than bottoms. For a five-day trip, you’ll likely need five shirts, two pairs of slacks or jeans or shorts.
STEP 2: Choose fabrics that resist wrinkles such as knits, wools and cottons. Think about the weather you’ll encounter and pack clothes that can be layered.
STEP 3: Roll softer garments and fold stiffer ones. Underwear, T-shirts, jeans, cotton pants and knitwear won’t wrinkle when rolled tightly but stiffer fabrics that are more prone to wrinkling should be folded.
STEP 4: If you’re packing shoes, place them at the very bottom. Be sure to stuff shoes with socks or rolled belts to help them keep their shape. Next pack heavier folded garments towards the bottom and lighter items on top. When your suitcase is in the carrying position, the heavier items won’t be squashing (and wrinkling) the lighter items.
STEP 5: Lastly, tuck small items such as underwear and socks around the outside to fill in the gaps. This will keep clothes from shifting around.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and many are looking forward to dinners with family and friends. From setup to cleanup, give thanks to these holiday tips that’ll make your holiday more of… well, a holiday. Consider it a gift from us to you!
TIP ONE – Focus your efforts where it counts.
Don’t go all out on over the top hors d’oeuvres that’ll only be trumped by entrees and desserts. To save time, plan easy, make ahead bites such as Swedish meatballs, candied nuts, baked Brie and heat and eat prepared appetizers.
TIP TWO – Get some help.
Buying pre-made foods and doctoring them up is a great way to save time and still be able to put your own stamp on the meal. Look for recipes using store bought ingredients such as puff pastry, packaged mixes and prepared sauces
TIP THREE – Set up early.
Not only does it look nicer when the table is set when guests arrive, it’ll give you more time to visit and partake in the festivities.
TIP FOUR – Clean as you go.
All of us know that one person who uses everything in the kitchen when preparing a meal. Don’t become a scrooge, limit the mess by cleaning as you go, reusing when possible and running the dishwasher as needed to keep the sink empty.
TIP FIVE – Give yourself a gift.
One of the best gifts you can give yourself is dining out for Thanksgiving. Going out for Thanksgiving dinner allows everyone time to relax and visit and no one gets stuck in the kitchen. Leave the cooking and cleaning to us!
Join us this holiday season at the Glass Door Restaurant in San Diego’s vibrant Little Italy neighborhood. Chef Anthony has put together amazing holiday meals featuring all the traditional favorites and some soon to be new favorites. You can view menus and make reservations at the www.GlassDoorSD.com.