There are lots to tricks to packing normal clothes so they don’t wrinkle, but I approach packing my clothes for travel in a whole different manner.
Buy Clothes That Are Wrinkle-Resistant
I’ve found that Columbia, North Face and REI clothing are perfect for travel. They are lightweight and they can be smashed in a suitcase any which way and come out looking great with just a shake.
Jeans are HEAVY. Packing them takes a lot of space and weighs down the suitcase. That’s the negative, but the truth is, jeans are perfect travelling clothes. When folded neatly, they come out of the suitcase ready to wear.
Bring Coat Hangers
The hotel room never has enough coat hangers, so I always pack enough to hang my clothes.
As soon as I get to the hotel, I unpack my bags. I shake out my clothes and hang them up on the coat hangers I brought. The less time the clothes are in the bag, the less likely they’ll be wrinkled.
This only works if you are staying in ONE hotel your entire trip, but it has worked pretty well for me over the years.