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  • Finally your vacation is here, but the thought of packing all this

  • into this is freaking you out. Stress-free travel starts with smart packing.

  • And while you probably already know that rolling your clothes saves space, take this trick to a new level

  • with this "fold and roll" technique. The key is to create even layers and maximize

  • every inch. Start with the bulkiest items. Stuff shoes

  • with small items like resealable bags filled with socks and underwear. Then, place

  • individual shoes along the edges of the case. Belts can also be laid along the edge.

  • Fill in gaps with the smallest rolls of clothing, things like t-shirts and camisoles.

  • Larger items like jeans, jackets, and dresses should then be laid in flat layers, and packed

  • in an overlapping layer formation. If there are gaps around the edges, take these flat-laying

  • clothes and tuck them into the sides. A bonus tip for blazers and other lined clothing

  • is to pack them inside out, to help avoid wrinkles.

  • You're doing great so far with light, space-saving packing, so don't get weighed down by toiletries

  • and other extras! Save empty travel-size bottles to refill and

  • use on trips over and over again. This saves space and time, and is good for the environment.

  • To avoid leaks and spills in your suitcase, place a square of plastic wrap over the bottles

  • before closing the cap. Empty prescription bottles are also great

  • for things like cotton swabs. An old contact case can be put to great use,

  • from storing small supplies of foundation and other makeup, to little necessities, like

  • safety pins. Keep delicate jewelry secure and tangle-free

  • by laying them out onto a sheet of press'n seal plastic wrap. Place another sheet on

  • top, then seal, roll, and pack away somewhere safe.

  • A great tip for keeping earrings together is to secure them through the holes of a button.

  • This way, they can be tossed into your cosmetic bag and still be super easy to find!

  • Finally, ditch the heavy stacks of books and magazines and go digital! Loading titles onto

  • your tablet or smartphone will save paper, money, and most importantly, your shoulders!

  • If all these great tips still haven't lightened your load, remember -- you can always sneak

  • the heavy stuff into your travel partner's bag!

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  • to our channel. Do you have any other great packing tips? Let us know in the comments below.

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