Packing · Uncategorized

Packing Strategy 1: Roll with It!

 

IMG_5557

It’s Packing Week! Travel season is here, and I’m letting you in on all of my packing strategies. People often take one look at my luggage and tell me I can’t possibly have packed enough for my trip, no matter how long or short. They ask me how I do it, and now I’m sharing my secrets with you!

Packing Strategy 1: Roll with It

Rolling is by far the best trick I’ve learned in all my years of packing! I read about it in an American Girl Magazine when I was probably 11 or 12, and I’ve been doing it ever since–even in my drawers at home! My older brother used to bring his friends into my room to show them my unbelievably organized drawers of rolled up clothes. Seriously though, rolling will you save so much space, and you’ll see that your rolled clothes will be less wrinkled than folded clothes. This is your step by step rolling tutorial, Quick Whit style. Let’s start from the bottom up!

Undies

They may be unmentionable, but you definitely need to pack them!

IMG_5114
Lay on a flat surface.
IMG_5114
Fold in half.
IMG_5115
Fold in half again.
IMG_5116
Roll from the waistline.
IMG_5117
Ready to pack!
Short-sleeved Shirts
IMG_5136
Start on a flat surface.
IMG_5137
Fold in half.
IMG_5138
Fold sleeves over.
IMG_5139
Fold in half to form a rectangle.
IMG_5140
Roll from one end.
IMG_5141
Finished and ready for packing!
Camisoles and Tank Tops
IMG_5127
Start on a flat surface.
IMG_5128
Fold in half, lengthwise.
IMG_5129
Fold in half to form a square.
IMG_5130
Roll from one end for packing.
Long-sleeved Shirts
IMG_5131
Start on a flat surface.
IMG_5132
Fold in half.
IMG_5133
Fold sleeves over.
IMG_5134
Fold in half again.
IMG_5135
Roll for packing.
Pants
IMG_5122
Start of a flat surface.
IMG_5123
Fold in half.
IMG_5124
Fold crotch over to form a rectangle.
IMG_5125
Roll!
IMG_5126
Ready for packing!

Now, you’re ready to pack! Basically, no matter what shape it is starting out, do your best to make it a rectangular or square and roll it as tightly as possible. You can also use tissue paper or a plastic dry cleaner’s bag to roll with it for even more wrinkle protection.

Do you have something to add about this strategy? Comment below and check my Packing page for more packing strategies and sample packing lists!

Like this post? Pin it for later!

IMG_5142

11 thoughts on “Packing Strategy 1: Roll with It!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s