There’s something about traveling that makes me want to pack way more than I need. On any given day in my normal routine, I probably just wear two outfits – my work clothes and my pajamas (which I change into as soon as I get in the door from work). When packing for a week-long vacation, however, I’m convinced I need at least 4 outfit changes a day, 20 extra pairs of socks and underwear, several different kinds of jackets, and a hat. While it’s nice to be prepared for any situation I might get into while traveling, my carry on is usually bursting at the seams after the first couple of outfits! Luckily, there are better, smarter ways to pack. Here are some ways to make the most of your space while traveling! Scroll all the way through to watch the instructional video on the last page!
Jeans are by far some of the bulkiest clothing items you can pack. However, they are also some of the most durable material, and they go with just about anything, so depending on where you’re headed, jeans are probably high on the priority list. Don’t waste space by folding your bulky jeans and pants! Instead, start by folding the waistline down two inches. Then overlap the legs slightly and fold one side over long ways, and the other side over the first side. At this point, you’ll have a long tube. Now, just roll that tightly starting down by the ankles. Once you get to the end, take the rolled up waistline and fold it back over the bundle to secure everything in place!