Traveller reveals unique packing technique to fit five days worth of clothing into carry-on luggage

A clever traveller has revealed how she manages to fit five days’ worth of clothing into one carry-on bag.

While many favour folding or rolling their clothes, the anonymous woman said that by ‘stacking’ clothes on top of one another at a 90 degree angle, she has managed to pack more luggage than ever.

‘I stopped rolling and folding and my clothes are less wrinkled when I arrive and I can carry more in the same space,’ the traveller wrote on Reddit

‘I can also pack for a week in just a few minutes.’ 

A clever traveller has shared their handy tip to fit five days' worth of clothing into one carry-on sized bag (stock image)

A clever traveller has shared their handy tip to fit five days' worth of clothing into one carry-on sized bag (stock image)

A clever traveller has shared their handy tip to fit five days’ worth of clothing into one carry-on sized bag (stock image)

The traveller said the trick simply requires stacking clothes on top of one another.

‘I lay the first item on the bed or floor, then I lay the next item rotated 90 degrees on top of that,’ she said.

‘I keep rotating 90 degrees and layering until I have everything in a pile.’   

The traveller said the trick simply requires stacking clothes on top of one another and rotating each item to form a bundle rather than folding or rolling (stock image)

The traveller said the trick simply requires stacking clothes on top of one another and rotating each item to form a bundle rather than folding or rolling (stock image)

The traveller said the trick simply requires stacking clothes on top of one another and rotating each item to form a bundle rather than folding or rolling (stock image)

To finish, the traveller said she places small items such as underwear or socks in the centre, then folds the corners before placing the bundle into the suitcase.

The reason why the packing trick works is that by twisting the items, the hems and the waistbands are alternated to prevent bulk on one end.

By using this method, the traveller said she was able to fit five days’ worth of clothes, two pairs of shoes, as well as toiletries and make up in a carry-on sized bag.

The tip received mixed comments online, with some saying they are going to stick to rolling or folding their clothes, while others prefer compression bags to keep everything organised.

One mum also said she uses a ‘mothership bag’ in addition to her family suitcases to hold essentials for each family member prior to arriving at the hotel.

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