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  • This is your carry-on bag.

  • This is Barbara Maly, a butler at New York's St. Regis hotel.

  • She's a platinum level packer.

  • Yeah, that's right.

  • Now, using men's and women's clothes, she's gonna show you the smartest way to pack your bag.

  • How to pack your carry-on for a business trip.

  • Step one, start with your suit.

  • Lay your slacks out so that the cuffs fall into the bag, then fold the waist over top neatly.

  • Now, fold your jacket.

  • If you would like to avoid the wrinkles, use tissue paper.

  • This sounds like a bit much, but trust us.

  • Stuff one piece of tissue paper into each arm so that the paper extends through the shoulder.

  • Then fold the arms in and the bottom of the jacket over the top.

  • Dresses should go after suits, as heavier fabrics make a better base.

  • Step two, stack your shirts.

  • Now, place your shirts on top of your suit and dress, and take note here.

  • Never roll your shirts to avoid wrinkles.

  • Always fold it.

  • Right.

  • And the best way is, well, watch what she's doing here.

  • And when you stack your folded shirts, be sure to alternate the collars to keep your stack even.

  • Light sweaters can lay on top.

  • Step three, fill in the cracks.

  • Grab your socks, underwear, and other smaller items.

  • And now you can roll your socks.

  • Remember, socks, not shirts.

  • Once rolled, you can use them to fill in the corners and the cracks of your bag.

  • Step four, shoes to the sides.

  • If you have it, and we know Barbara does, place a piece of tissue paper on top of your clothes.

  • Then put your shoes inside of a shoe bag to avoid dirtying your other items.

  • Place your shoes on the side of your carry-on.

  • If you have two pair, put one on each side.

  • In softer bags, your shoes will provide some structure.

  • Step five, top with toiletries.

  • Before you put your toiletries in your carry-on, be sure to bag up the liquids.

  • Then place that bag on top so that it's easily accessible when you go through airport security.

  • And last, finish with the necessities.

  • It could be a phone charger, or a copy of the newspaper.

  • Whatever you need to stay productive on the plane, put it safely on top, and you're ready to go.

  • Have a pleasant trip and enjoy my packing.

  • Will do.

This is your carry-on bag.

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Expert Butler Explains the Best Way to Pack Your Carry-On Bag | WSJ

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    Mackenzie posted on 2019/10/13
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