When you want to travel with a small suitcase – or when you just bought numerous souvenirs and you have to find them a place in your suitcase – using effective packing techniques that save space is vital.
So, how do you actually save space in your suitcase or backpack?
Well, you should use every inch of that item. Start rolling your shirts – you’ll both save space and reduce wrinkles. You can use packing cubes to keep everything in order. You can adopt the military style or the “clown-car” style when folding your clothes.
Another idea is to start folding from front to back.
Sure, it’s a test way-by-way method – until you discover what best fits for you.
I admit that I like traveling with a big suitcase – with generous space, some for possible items I might buy 😀 – but when that’s not possible – costs involved, short trips, etc. – I try to find efficient ways to pack my things.
What you may discover, is that some of these techniques – especially the rolling part, done the military style or not – might actually help you save space in your closet – when you live in a rented place with not too much space for clothes:D So, as you can see, mastering these packing techniques benefits you in multiple circumstances.
Anyway, as it is easier to see how these packing techniques can be used – and how to roll/fold your clothes – here’s an infographic that can help you 🙂 (at the end there is also a video included).
And here is the video I was mentioning above: