Rhonda Baron: Hi! I am Rhonda Baron, with Baron International LLC, and today we are going to show you how to pack for travel. This segment in particular is on packing wrinkle free. There are several things that you can go out and purchase before you decide to start packing or you can use things from your home, which I will show in one second. This one in particular is a PACK-MATE it has two large carry on size bags in there and this is excellent for packing if you don't know what type of bags to use.
Also you have other things out on the market, for example, Coleman makes some big sleeping bag types or even large large bags that you can accommodate everything from gear for scuba-diving to a sleeping bag. So I want to show you here what we have. This one in particular is something great to put your T-shirts in clothing, this one does not require anything except putting the garments in there and zip locking it tight. For example, I already have one ready to go, this is full of T-shirts as you can see, they are all in there and all you do is zip lock it and it's nice because this makes it easy when you get to your destination, you can unpack it easily.
You have another type of bag, which is the one where you have a vacuum air bag and this one sucks out the air and it condenses it, makes it really, really compact. Just to remember one thing when you get to your destination, you want this to be the same way, when you are repacking to come home, you are going to need a vacuum cleaner, so you can take the hose and attach it and get the air out.
You can take plastic that you got off of your garments that you brought form the dry cleaners, and these are simple, clear, plastic bags and you can insert your clothing and fold them over and use these just like you would in making and in folding them, you have these as layers in between your clothing and it keeps them nice and crisp so that when you get to your destination you don't have wrinkles.
Now let me show you the wrinkle free method for T-shirts, both for men and women. You get your T-shirt out, lay it flat in front of you, and try to get out as many creases as possible, you want to divide the T-shirt in half with an imaginary line, pinch it one quarter, make sure that you pinch both the back and the front. Draw an imaginary line up to the top where your shoulder would be and pinch that as well, bring that down to the end of your crease, shake it out and Voila! Perfect, just as if it came form the dry cleaners.
Now when you pack this in your bag you can either lay these flat and fold one with the top down and the other one back with the top up or you can use the roll method. The roll method is great but I personally don't like it too much because I find that it takes too much space up in your suitcase. So I like the flat method and I think you will be happy with that.
Today, I am going to show you how to go ahead and pack a very nice linen jacket which is got just out of the dry cleaners and so of course it's wrinkle free at the present time. When you lay this in your luggage, you can lay it flat and then lay anything you would like on top of it. But of course it just came from the cleaners. Now let's say you didn't have this just from the cleaners, you had it at home and you wanted to go ahead pack this without any wrinkles when you get to your destination and of course, you probably don't want the hanger either. Because most hotels have enough hangers in their closet and you don't need the added weight.
So what I want to do is first open up the whole jacket, you want to put your hands inside the top portion of the shoulder pads or if there aren't any shoulder pads, just in the shoulders and then you group your hands together. Basically it's like a clap and grasp one end with the other. Don't worry about this, it won't cause any wrinkles and you want to flap and flap this over and create a pocket. Use your fist as a ball and bring out the shoulder like this and lay your other hand in between and Voila! You are ready to go. This can be now laid in your suitcase and upon arrival, wrinkle free.