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How to Pack Dress Shirts

Packing dress shirts can be a stressful experience – especially if you are packing for work or a special event. After all, you don’t want to end up with a wrinkly dress shirt before a big meeting or wedding! Even if it seems that no matter what you do you still end up with an unwearable dress shirt, there are some new things that you can try to ensure that your dress shirt can come out of the suitcase looking great and ready to wear! Here’s everything you need to know about how to pack dress shirts:

Folding

The first method of packing dress shirts involves the classic folding method. However, folding a dress shirt isn’t really that straightforward. Thankfully, it just takes a little bit of practice to learn how to fold a dress shirt like a pro and prevent wrinkles. Here are the steps to follow:

·  Lay the shirt face down on a flat surface with the sleeves out

· Fold one of the arms inward a few inches so that the edge of the shirt is in a straight line

· Take the arm of the shirt and fold the top of it in a diagonal shape so that the cuff of the shirt is straight against the bottom hem

· Repeat this process on the other side of the shirt

· Fold the shirt in half from the bottom to the middle, and then again from the middle to the top

Rolling

Another method of packing shirts is rolling. If you’re a seasoned traveler then you may have heard of the rolling method before but probably not for dress shirts! But hear us out, it totally works and here’s how to do it:

·  Start with the shirt face down on a flat surface with the sleeves out

·  Fold the shirt in half so that the sleeves are on top of each other

·  Fold the arms of the shirt inward so that the cuffs are in line with the bottom hem of the shirt

·  Smooth out any wrinkled and begin to roll the shirt tightly from bottom to top

Material Matters

Even though the method of packing dress shirts to prevent wrinkles is important, you still need to remember that not all dress shirts are created equal. Dress shirts come in a range of different materials – some that are more prone to wrinkles than others. So before you travel with a dress shirt, it might be a good idea to check out the material to get an idea of how it will hold up on the road. Here are some of the different dress shirt materials and how prone they are to wrinkles:

·  100% Cotton: Cotton dress shirts are nice but they do wrinkle pretty easily.

·  Cotton/Polyester Blend: Blended dress shirts are a cheaper option than 100% cotton and they don’t wrinkle as much.

·  Performance: Performance shirts are a different dress shirt option that’s quite wrinkle resistant and even moisture-wicking as well!

Be Prepared

Finally, even if you pack the right dress shirt perfectly, there’s still a chance that you could end up with wrinkles so you need to be prepared to deal with that! Here are some quick fixes for annoying wrinkles on the road:

·  The classic iron and ironing board

·  Steaming your dress shirt with the steam from a hot shower

·  A portable clothes steamer

·  Travel-sized wrinkle-removing spray

Packing dress shirts can be a frustrating experience – but it doesn’t have to be! Taking the time and effort to pack your dress shirts properly can save you a lot of stress and headaches later on. However, it’s always a good idea to have a backup plan and be prepared to fix any issues prior to your big interview, conference, party, etc.

8 Personality Types That Make the Best Travel Companions

The kind of people that accompany you during your travel determines the experience you will have. It is, therefore, crucial to decide in advance who will be your travel companion

A travel companion should help you know the best places to visit, affordable foods to eat, and great hotels to spend your nights. But that’s not all. Here are 8 personality types that make the best travel companion. 

Budgeter

Traveling can be fun, but not when you are trying to work on a tight budget, yet you do not have a good budgeter. To avoid overspending, you need a budgeter who will see to it that you don’t go above or below the intended expenditures.

They choose the best rooms, foods, and travel destinations that are within your budget.

Photographer

Why would you want to leave a photographer behind? You need a record of these awesome memories, right? Better, still, is having a photographer who is familiar with the area you are traveling. 

Why? He can tell you which areas are best to capture. You’ll definitely love looking at those photos in the future. 

Porter

You need some fun, and you don’t want anything coming between you and the sight of exciting features, right? Then, have a porter who will mind about your luggage. 

At least, you should not have anyone crying for the loss of items such as phones, shoes, and cameras.   

Guide

Ever been into a new place and lost your way? You wasted a whole day finding your way back, right? That’s frustrating; I know! So, have a tour guide. He knows the areas that excite people the most. Thus, he’ll lead you there. Alternatively, tell him the areas you want to visit, so he guides you. 

Social Media Enthusiast

Nothing feels great like having friends, parents, and social media followers cheering you and saying how nice you look. It is for this reason that you need a social media enthusiast in your travel.

He is responsible for sharing your photos with the world on your social media handles. 

Humanitarian

Traveling to new countries with diverse cultures, at times, can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t love those cultures. The language barrier could be another frustrating thing, and you may never know how best to speak out your feelings.

A humanitarian will make it easy for you by encouraging you to speak out your feelings. That makes you relieved, and you begin to feel better.   

Yolo

You know that dude who looks like he is the only one who always has energy left within him even when everyone else wants to sleep? The guy who pushes you from your comfort zones to have some fun? This is the Yolo, the best travel companion. He ensures each one enjoys the day, even if it’s doing something you’ve never done before. 

The Foodie

New cultures mean different foods. The confusion begins when you are not sure what to eat and how each food tastes. Other times, what you choose and pay a leg and an arm for might leave you feeling hungry one hour later. 

The solution is having a foodie with you. He knows which meal is best for you. 

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