Okay, listen up, friends. I know the Marie Kondo method tells us to roll our clothes and when she tells this in her sweet, calming voice, it just sounds right. I do agree that it does make your items more organized, BUT it is not the best way to pack. It will not save room nor will this method prevent your clothes from wrinkles. Believe me, I have tried this method.
So instead of rolling your clothes, do this…
- Fill the space in the bottom of your suitcase with socks, underwear, bras etc. This will help fill in those odd spaces in the bottom of your suitcase and with these items, it doesn’t matter if they wrinkle.
- Think flush or flat. The less folds the better. You will fit more clothes. They will have less wrinkles. They will layer nice and flat and give you room for vacation purchases.
- Put your toiletries at the top of your suitcase. In other words, pack them last. Why? They’re the most likely things to give you any issues when you go through security, so having them at the top of the pile makes it easy on the TSA team. Then they won’t have to rummage through your pretty, flat piles of clothes to find what they need!
- Shoes get their own area. They cause the most wrinkles and get clothes dirty no matter how clean you think they are. Put them in shoe bags or in the upper section of the suitcase to keep them in their own area.
- Hear me on this tip: Leave room. For some reason, clothes always seem to get bigger when you re-pack than when you initially pack for a trip. Plus, if you’re like me, you will be bringing more items back than what you initially started with. So, make sure to leave a little breathing room in your suitcase. You won’t regret it.
- Repeating it here: No rolling. Minimal folding. Keep your clothes flat! Don’t roll it ‘til you try this!
How about you? Do you have any packing tips? I would love to hear them.