When traveling, it is easy to forget about caring for your custom leather and other items when packing. Depending on the duration of your stay, it is important to be cognizant of your belongings to keep them safe. Plus, with a little extra effort, you can arrive at your destination with your clothes in great condition, without wrinkles—saving you time from having to iron or steam them. Use these tips the next time you travel!
Bringing a leather jacket along for a trip is a great way to stay warm. Leather is a very breathable fabric, that helps retain heat but will not make you warmer when you move indoors. When packing light, bringing your leather jacket is great since it can be worn with a variety of styles. When packing your leather jacket, fold it properly to avoid ruining it. First, fold the shoulders together while extending the collar. Next, take both sleeves and make sure they are lined up together then lay the jacket flat, where the jacket and sleeves are lined up. Fold both arms over the jacket when lying flat, keeping it in a vertical position. Fold the jacket in half, keeping the collar and all elements in place. You can fold one more time to make smaller. Once arriving at your destination, unpack it immediately and hang it in a closet with low humidity and little direct sunlight.
For your cloth items, you can make room for your leather by rolling the rest. This is a great way to save space and allow for more room in your suitcase. Simply take your shirts or pants, fold them in half, then roll them up. Set it in your suitcase and move on to the next. Save a space near the top of your suitcase for your leather, allowing you to pull it out immediately when you arrive. If you will be staying somewhere for days, you can unpack all of your clothes to keep them from wrinkling. Be sure to learn the best way to pack a suitcase as you prepare for your travels.
Handling Dirty Clothes
When packing for a trip, we often think about packing the clothes and spend little time caring for them after we’ve worn them. When packing, bring a laundry bag to store dirty laundry. You can roll it to conserve space. With your leather jacket, use the same folding technique as you used to pack it. Make this one of the last steps you take when packing. Once you get back home from your travels, reach out to a local leather expert to see if your leathers need to be cleaned after being on the road with you. While leather does not need to be cleaned as often as other clothing, you may have gone in environments or spilled liquids on it that need to be fixed as soon as possible.
For all of your leather questions, both pre- and post-travel, reach out to Jonval, your local leather and fur store. You can rely on us to keep your items in pristine condition with our alterations, repairs, and cleaning services.
Contact us today at 720-377-1555 to schedule your appointment.