Expert Tips for Maximizing Suitcase Space

Tips for packing
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No matter how many times you travel, figuring out how to fit all of your things into your suitcase somehow manages to be a challenge each and every time. Hopefully, these tips from organization experts and flight attendants can help you get it down to a science.

Use a List

There are so many benefits to making a packing list when you travel. First, it can help make sure that you don’t forget any essentials. Beyond that, it can also make you take notice of whether you’re overpacking. Plus, you can use the same list template next time you pack.

Organize Clothes Vertically and Tightly

The best way to save space in your suitcase is to roll your clothing into its smallest possible size. Packing your items vertically will help you see everything at a glance so you don’t have to take everything out in order to find what you’re looking for.

Plus, another pro tip for saving space: Tuck your underwear into your bra cups. It keeps undergarments together and maximizes space.

Wear Your Bulkiest Clothes

To clear up as much space as possible in your suitcase, go ahead and wear your bulkiest clothes—like boots and outerwear—on your person when you board your plane.