Monday, February 10, 2014

Packing Smart: Roll, Don't Fold

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The quandary of packing for a long vacation.  You want to bring a nice variety of gorgeous outfits, but you also don’t want to lug a lot of luggage through the airports.  To fit more in your suitcase, try the classic packing tip: roll, don’t fold.

Clothing that has been rolled up tightly takes up less space than folded items.  The rolled shape is ideal for space filling, so you can use every nook and cranny of your suitcase.  A glorious advantage of rolling is that when carefully rolled, your clothes will have fewer wrinkles; you won’t get the deep creases that are created by folding.  We even hear that rolling is faster than folding!  Rolling goes beyond clothing; there are some sun and beach hats that can be rolled, allowing you to pack a glamorous wide-brimmed hat that you might otherwise leave at home.  

If you have an article of clothing that is especially wrinkle-prone, such as a blouse, after packing all other items, sandwich the item between tissue paper, then lay it on top of the other items. 

Rolling vs. folding: what’s your experience?

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