As the name suggests, bundle wrapping involves the careful wrapping of clothes around a central core object, avoiding the folds that result in creases. Furthermore, the tension created in the fabric by the wrapping process significantly reduces the chances of wrinkling.
Can it REALLY be done? NPR interviewed Doug Dyment, whose Web site www.onebag.com is devoted to the art of traveling light, says the key is to make a list in advance of what to pack and stick with it. I know I'm guilty of just tossing things in...but how often do we unpack once we get home only to realize we never wore half of what we brought?
Packing shoes and boots for travel can be a nightmare. Shoes are sometimes awkward sizes and shapes, and, if you place them heel down, very tall. Don't leave your shoe packing until the last minute. Select your shoes first so you can estimate how much space you need to leave available in your luggage.Remember: pack shoes so that they help reinforce the edges of your suitcase and maximize space, and stuff shirts INSIDE your shoes!
Rolling a shirt can really save space when packing for a trip. Learn how to roll shirts in this free clothing care video. Make sure you smooth out the shirt BEFORE you start to roll, otherwise you'll have some perma-wrinkles. Start with the end that doesn't have the collar and roll it as tightly as possible.
This infographic from travel insurance experts Direct Travel charts useful information about how to pack a suitcase to get most in. Did you realize that on average women pack 50% more than they need? Let's seriously cut down on what we're throwing in our bags, ladies.
I started doing this 25 years ago. I use Hefty 2-gal zip lock bags and my fav dryer sheet. Clothes stay wrinkle free and smell delicious when you put them on. Those clothes you come home with can go right back on the shelf. You fold your clothes, put a dryer sheet in and squeeze the air out. You will be surprised at how much you can pack into one suitcase.