This Is How You Can Fit All Your Clothes Into A Carry-On. I’m So Glad I Learned THIS Simple Trick

Packing for a trip is a necessary evil. No one likes to do it but it must be done. The annoying task is made all the more harder by airline’s weight and size limits, not to mention the costly fees and numerous rules about what is and is not allowed on a plane. All that aside, the number one most pain in the butt aspect of packing is simply trying to fit all the clothes and shoes you need and want to bring along with you in the suitcase.

If you toss and cram stuff in randomly you are definitely not going to fit as much as you could have by neatly folding it. However, even doing that isn’t the best route to go, instead you should strategically fold things together, into a tight and compact packet, to maximize packing efficiency.

Below is my best attempt at explaining this packing technique, however a better way to understand and master it is by watching the video yourself:

Start by laying out jackets collar down on a flat surface, then place collared shirts on top 180 degrees from the jacket, collared side up. Begin to add on other shirts or sweaters directly atop one another, with sleeves lined up. Then place pants and jeans horizontally across the pile, with the legs extending outwards and the waist in the middle of it.

The key is to keep shirts on the vertical axis and pants on the horizontal one as you add articles of clothing to the pile in layers. Take all your socks and undies and wrap them up separately in a tight t-shirt bundle, then place that strategically in the middle of the clothing pile.

With the t-shirt packet in place, start to wrap up the clothing one piece at a time. Fold the clothes up into what will become one big bundle by wrapping the arms first, then body part of tops; see the video to truly understand this part. When everything has been tightly wrapped, you will end up with a nice squarish pile of clothes that minimizes wrinkles and the amount of space it ends up taking in your suitcase.

When packing up your suitcase place 2 pairs of shoes in first, one dressy and one casual. If your bag has a zippered compartment it can make a great holder for the shoes. Next, place the clothing bundle in the suitcase and then follow that with whatever else you want to bring that can fit in or around it.

Hopefully, this method will help tame the madness that packing often turns out to be. Try it out the next time you are going on a trip and see if it works for you!

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