Roll Your Clothes
I think we have all heard this before, but it actually works so well. Not only are you limiting the amount of creases that you will have in your outfits, but I find that you can actually pack more in your bags as well. As a bonus perk, if you have fragile items, roll them in your clothes for extra cushion. Rolling is the best solution when it comes to packing more casual fabrics and garments, such as jeans and cotton T-shirts.
If you’re traveling with button-up shirts or formal wear, pack them into a garment folder. Dressier items that would typically hang in your wardrobe should be folded into a garment folder or laid out at the top of your luggage, above your collection of packing cubes.
Wrinkle Resistant Fabrics
Watch the type of fabrics you pack. Choose wrinkle-resistant fabrics for clothes, especially anything that might noticeably wrinkle like a dress shirt.. Synthetic fabrics like nylon, lycra, and polyester are make to be wrinkle-resistant. Not sure if the fabric is prone to wrinkling? Try a quick test. Grab a corner of the fabric and crush it in your fist for 30 seconds. If the fabric didn't wrinkle or the wrinkles shake out after a minute, you've found a good option.
Folding with Tissue Paper
If you hate wrinkles so much that you’re willing to give up some packing space, fold your shirts and pants with a piece of tissue paper between each item. Adding the paper reduces wrinkles because it cuts down on the friction that causes wrinkles.
Start the Right Way
To make sure your clothes are packed tidily, button up all tops and pants and lay them face down on a flat surface to smooth away wrinkles before packing.
You can arrive at your destination with wrinkle-free clothes, even if you packed in a backpack, provided you did the right prep work before traveling.
Choose wrinkle-resistant fabrics for clothes, especially anything that might noticeably wrinkle like a dress shirt. Roll or bundle pack your clothes to avoid adding wrinkles. Hang and, if possible, steam your clothes upon arrival.