Summer is the most awaited time of the year! Usually, around this time, people are planning their summer trips to the hills or exotic islands. But, this time around, everyone in the world is stuck at home due to the unexpected outbreak of COVID19.
We know most of you, as we, are not traveling right now, but we have some tips and tricks that you might find useful for your future trips. After all, can't we dream of our next travel destination?!?!
We all have been there! Packing for a trip is always stressful. Whether it's a two-day work trip or a two-week tropical vacation, what to pack, and how to pack it in your suitcase probably is the most difficult part of the trip. What's even more difficult? Packing your extravagant shoes without damaging them. But don’t worry, with a bit of planning and some suitcase storage hacks for your shoes, you can take the shoes you love not just safely but in style. Mastering how to pack shoes in your suitcase is not how you pack your shoes but it’s about how you pack your entire bag.
How many pairs of shoes can one take on vacation? As Marie Kondo would say - only keep what sparks joy and let go of the rest. You don’t need so many shoes for a trip as you might think. Deep down, we all know those 2 pairs of shoes that we’ll be wearing throughout the trip and can’t do without. So why carry extra shoes? It is always good to only keep an extra pair but no need to go beyond that. Carrying extra pairs of shoes will only add unnecessary weight to your bag. Another tip to keep yourself from overpacking is to plan your outfits in advance. By putting together outfits, you will know exactly what you need to pack and you won’t have to waste half an hour in the morning wondering what to wear! Do you agree?
Buy a Suitcase with Shoe Compartment
If you’re a shoe lover, you could buy a suitcase just for shoes if you could, but these days people prefer to only travel with carry-on suitcases. Also, an extra suitcase just for bags doesn’t make sense. It's a hassle to carry and might cost you extra at the airport for additional luggage. However, a suitcase with a shoe compartment might be a good idea to store all your shoes nicely! It will allow you to keep your shoes tucked in properly, away from your clothes. So if you’re looking to buy a new suitcase, maybe go for the one with a shoe compartment.
What are the best ways to pack shoes in a suitcase?
Wear your bulky shoes
If you’re carrying a bulky pair of shoes like boots, consider wearing them to the airport to shed some extra weight off your suitcase. This way, your bulky shoes will not add any extra weight and won’t even get smashed in your already stuffed suitcase while traveling. Pro tip if your luggage is overweight - swap your regular shoes for your heavier ones and avoid paying extra for overweight luggage!
How to store your heavy shoes
If you can’t wear your heavy shoes and you are considering putting them in your suitcase, the best way to pack them is to put them at the bottom, near the wheels. This method will make sure that the weight of the suitcase is more balanced and will leave more space for all your other things. If you’re worried about squashing the shape of your shoes, consider stuffing your shoes with our shoe inserts to avoid them from squashing.
Stuff your shoes
You might not be so concerned about packing an old pair of sneakers. But if you’re carrying heels or formal dress shoes, you must stuff them with shoe inserts to keep them in pristine condition while traveling. Let’s be honest, you probably saved up for months to buy those really nice pairs of shoes. It would be a shame to squash them while traveling. Invest in some adorable shoe inserts from Protect My Shoes and keep your shoes safe. Also, make sure to keep your formal shoes on top, near the handle. This way they won’t be crushed and flattened by the weight of your clothes and other items.
Protect your clothes from your shoes
While traveling, of course, you don’t want your used shoes to be right next to your clothes. To solve this problem, you can invest in shoe bags from Protect My Shoes that come in different patterns and prints, and keep your shoes inside the bags. This will not only protect your clothes but will also ensure that your shoes are together in one place. Shoe bags are a great investment for not just traveling but also to store your expensive shoes at home.
How to place your shoes in your suitcase?
How you place your shoes is crucial when it comes to packing. Place your shoes on the sides of your suitcase to make maximum use of the space and also allow your clothes to fit perfectly. You can also try storing your shoes in a ying-yang position.
The ying-yang position will help your shoes fit together and take up less space in your suitcase.
You may store your shoes in separate corners as well to utilize all the space efficiently.
And now that you know how to pack your shoes without squishing them, you won’t have to worry about their safety and storage. We hope these tips will help you focus more on your trip and stress less about packing. Au Revoir! Have a nice trip!