How to pack shoes and bulkier items and where to place underwear
Add the heavier, larger items (nothing fragile) to your case first – this is a great way to gauge the available room in your bag or suitcase from the outset, and also means you can fearlessly squish down your contents if necessary as you progress! It’s wise to wrap your shoes in a bag to keep any surrounding items clean, and to place your underwear inside them to maximise storage space (you can dig any remaining underwear into all the little gaps and crevices at the end, once everything else is packed). While it can be good, along with other bulky items, to place shoes in your case at the beginning of the packing process, to avoid them getting squished and misshapen we actually recommend placing them in the inside zip pocket of your case (if it has one!) rather than in the central compartment. Of course, if your bag doesn't boast a separate component, disperse your shoes around the structured edges of your case as this will still offer them an element of protection and will help you gain space too!