The art to packing is making sure you can fit everything in without your clothes arriving creased and crumpled. Being economical with the space is the priority, in these budget airline days, while making sure you have enough options while away.
Here are a few pointers from TheChicGeek on How to Pack
Firstly, make sure the suitcase is clean and smells fresh and clean.
Make sure you mark the case or it is distinctive enough so there is no confusion at the airport carousel.
Fasten everything on your clothes; buttons, zips etc. so things keep their shape better but also so things don’t catch on each other.
Lie trousers on top of each other before you put them in the case and fold them once over each other.
Lie shirts on top of each other and then fold the arms in and roll the body up towards the neck, this saves space and prevents creases.
Stuff socks into your shoes to save space.
Arrange shoes so that the heel of one aligns with the toe of the other.
Place shoes in the shoe bags they came in when you bought them or if you don’t have them, separate plastic bags and place them along the border of your suitcase.
Place toiletries in a plastic bag to protect everything else from leaks.
Put your night stuff at the top so you don’t have to dig around for it when you get there if it’s late.
The main rule is try not to over pack or under pack, so things don’t get too crushed but are firm enough not to move around.
Adding a lock is advisable.
Now fingers crossed it appears on the carousel when you get to the other side!