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Packing a Suitcase

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When you are packing for a trip it's important to make the best use of your luggage space. Pack your suitcase right and you will have everything you need, with room to spare for gifts when you return. This is a guide about packing a suitcase.
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By 8 found this helpful
March 30, 2011

When packing shirts or blouses (or even shorts and slacks), in your suitcase, instead of folding them flat try rolling them up. They will not wrinkle nearly as much, and you will actually be able to fit more clothes in your suitcase.

By Linn from Canada

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April 3, 20110 found this helpful

Yeppers, the Marines taught my son the same thing. Worked much better too, since his "suitcase" was a duffel.

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August 30, 2011

When making a trip and you need to stop for one night, pack a overnight bag with the things you will need that night. Also, pack one set of clean clothes for the next day for self and other family members. I also include basic toiletries.

That way you only need to take in the one bag and you won't have to unpack the whole trunk as everything you need will be in the one bag.

Also, pack a laundry stain remover, that way you can use it on stains before they set. Once you get home, the stains come out easily when washed.

By Dorothy from New Creek, WV

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September 3, 20110 found this helpful

This is a great tip, I do the same thing. Makes it a whole lot easier than having everyone lug a bag into the room & back to the vehicle!

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By 1 found this helpful
March 23, 2010

I found that I can put a lot more in my suitcase using the vacuum bags sold for food. I ran out of those and bought the XL zip locks and just rolled the air out and it worked just as well. I always bring too many clothes when I travel and this helps me fit about twice as many in the suitcase.

By Kathlee from Portland, ME

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By 0 found this helpful
February 26, 2007
Just flew from Ohio to Texas and was trying to figure out how to bring a giant 6 foot teddy bear I had purchased for my 2 year old niece. I had purchased some space bags a few months ago and wondered if they would shrink it down enough to stuff in my luggage, my husband thought I was nuts,lol! Either it is genius or the most stupid thing I've ever thought of, well I stuffed it in the largest bag, zipped it up and put the vacuum to it. It sucked all the air out and, to my amazement, shrunk it down with room to spare in a regular piece of luggage.
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When we arrived at my brother's, he could not believe when it came back to life and full size right before our eyes. Little Catherine loves it and now I have an empty piece of luggage to fill with shopping goodies from my trip to take back home.

By Aunt Peg from Cortland, OH

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February 26, 20070 found this helpful

That is amazing! I'm like your husband - I would never have thought that it would work like that! Good for you.

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By 0 found this helpful
April 18, 2012

For each day you'll be away, pack a full set of clothes: top, pants, underwear, socks in a zippy bag. This keeps your suitcase neat, and it avoids the hassle of digging through clothes at your destination, or even deciding what to wear!

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November 8, 20040 found this helpful

If you are flying, NEVER put a laptop, camera or other fragile items near the top of a suitcase. Because most suitcases nowadays have little wheels on the bottom, which could help a suitcase to roll off a conveyor, they are always slammed onto the conveyor with the soft top side down, and the wheels up. By DearWebby

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