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Travel Hacks: How to Pack without Wrinkles

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Knowing how to pack without wrinkles has been a pretty handy hint for me over the years. I’ve tried and tested a few methods and my own method seems to be a combination of all those suggested to me, but hey – whatever works! If you’re as susceptible to me to wrinkles then this mini tutorial will certainly help you on your way!

Packing without wrinkles

Step One: Layer

It begins by layering your clothes of the same kind (dresses with dresses, shirts with shirts, etc.). You can also choose to layer all of your clothes in one big pile (start with pants, followed by the items that are most likely to wrinkle, finishing with heavier sweaters at the end).

Packing without wrinkles

Step Two: Fold in half

In order to roll your clothes (later step) adequately, you’ll need to fold your clothes in half to make small piles of each kind of garment. If you’re rolling all your clothes into one large roll, then you can skip this step.

Packing without wrinkles

Step Three: Fold in arms

To make the next step easier (rolling) you’ll need to fold in the arms of your shirts/dresses so that you now have a straight line to begin rolling.

Packing without wrinkles

Step Four: Roll!

Now for the fun part – rolling your clothes! This will not only prevent wrinkles but is also a great way to save room when packing.

Packing without wrinkles

Step Five: The Jigsaw Puzzle

The last point to make is that not ALL of your clothes will need to be rolled. For your clothes that don’t wrinkle like jeans or thick trousers, instead follow the first step to lay them out together and follow on by folding into a small pile. Then place your clothes in small piles around your suitcase and be sure to pack everything in so that each pile is neatly in your case. The less space between items the better as this will prevent your clothes from moving around once on the plane!

Packing without wrinkles

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    Suzan Hall
    March 12, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Amazing post. Loved the ideas! I don’t know how to fold clothes properly and from toady I’m just going to focus on folding clothes.

    March 5, 2016 at 3:28 am

    Rolling is always the best!

    Rochelle Fox
    March 3, 2016 at 1:32 am

    Thanks for a great advice.
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    March 2, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    I have always been meaning to try this technique. I will for my next trip to Japan 🙂 Thanks for the tips!!

    March 2, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Great tips! I will try them out this weekend when I’ll pack for California.

    March 2, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    I’ve never rolled my clothes before but it’s a great idea. I’ll definitely be doing it next time I travel!

    Ariane Kuijt
    March 2, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    What!! My grandmother taught me this and I thought I was weird for rolling up my clothes. So glad I’m not the only one, haha. I did it to save room, but I didn’t know it also avoids wrinkles. Thanks for the tip!

    Abbie E.
    March 2, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Great video!
    Abbie E.

    March 2, 2016 at 9:48 am

    thanks a lot for great advises! I will try as soon as possible

    March 2, 2016 at 9:08 am

    I love this! Definitely beats putting as many clothes as you can on, Joey style.

    March 2, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Love these tips! I’m always stuffing my bag too full!

    March 2, 2016 at 7:38 am

    I do the same thing when I pack! It works wonders!