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How to Appropriately Pack a Garment Bag

A garment bag can be an exceptionally useful tool to have if you’re planning on entering the business world, or any occupational field where travel and fine dress are required. There are several different kinds and finding the right one is as simple as knowing what size suit you wear. Most bags are capable of holding several suits, but you must know how to pack one correctly to avoid unfortunate wrinkling accidents. If you’re unaware exactly how to do so, read on below!

Clean the Clothes to be Stored

The very first thing that must be done is washing and ironing the clothing. This will obviously bring the clothes to their optimal appearance and scent. Hand ironing is recommended, as it is the best way to ensure that there are no wrinkles before you store the suit.

Order your Clothes Appropriately

If you’re going to store multiple outfits in your suit bag, be sure you know what order you are going to wear them in. Place them into the bottom of the bag in reverse order – the one you want to wear last should go in first. This will make it so that each day the suit you want will be in the very front.

Clasp all Fasteners

Take the time to make sure all buttons, zippers, and other fasteners have been closed before sealing the bag. This will reduce the chance of wrinkles, and also prevent the loss of small pieces. A missing button can make even the best pressed suit look like a total mess.

Use Additional Pockets

Most suit bags will have additional pockets on the inside for storage purposes. Generally speaking, this is where you will put your ties, cufflinks, or other accessories. If you want to also store your shoes with the clothing, however, you may need to purchase an additional attachable bag. Trying to place the shoes in with the clothes may just lead to tangling and wrinkling.