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Old 07-24-2013, 11:19 PM   #1
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Packing- do you roll or fold your clothes? Any other tips for packing?

Was wondering if anyone does the rolling method when packing? I never did it before, but people swear it saves space, but ALSO keeps your clothes from wrinkling. Wondering how true this is? especially with rolling shorts and dresses?
Any other packing tips?
Trying to pack as much clothing as I can b/c I am not doing wash on vacation.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:25 PM   #2
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I use space bags and barely fold.
If not using space bags I roll.
My stuff gets wrinkled no matter what I do
I pack Downy Wrinkle release spray
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:27 PM   #3
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I will stack all shirts on top of one another. Then I fold over one time. It also makes it easier to slip hangers in them and hang them up. I've also taken wire hangers from the dry cleaners on long trips. Just unfold and insert hanger - up they go.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:00 AM   #4
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As a family of five where I'm in charge of the packing (and I pack WAY MORE than we actually need) I can say that rolling allows you to get much more into your luggage. I don't know why, but I've been doing it for a few years now. Of course wrinkles are a bigger issue then, but I could never keep stuff wrinkle free when folding anyway.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:10 AM   #5
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:14 AM   #6
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I fold because I always did and I don't adjust well to change.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:22 AM   #7
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I fold. DH rolls. I didn't notice the rolled clothes were less wrinkled but he can get a lot in a suitcase.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:00 AM   #8
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Roll!! My DS just went to California with a group and showed up at the airport with a carry-on--suit inside. Everyone else had large bags to check and a carry-on. His professor laughed and told him she wanted to see his suit when they got there.

The suit was okay, but his other things needed to be "misted". Instead of sending Wrinkle Release I sent a small bottle for him to fill with water and mist his clothes as you would Wrinkle Release and the water worked perfectly for him. His professor asked him if I would come up and teach a class on packing!! Suit didn't come home wrinkle free though and I took it to the cleaners and they've "lost" it.
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Use the plastic that the dry cleaning comes in to put between the clothes, whether folded or rolled and it helps keep things unwrinkled!
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I roll my stuff too, but I still get wrinkles, like the others have said. I keep doing it just so I can fit more stuff into my suitcase.

for my next trip I might use that downy wrinkle release stuff. Does that actually work or am I wasting money?
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:11 AM   #11
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I use space bags and barely fold.
If not using space bags I roll.
My stuff gets wrinkled no matter what I do
I pack Downy Wrinkle release spray
x2 on the Downy Wrinkle release spray! Works wonders.
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I roll my stuff too, but I still get wrinkles, like the others have said. I keep doing it just so I can fit more stuff into my suitcase.

for my next trip I might use that downy wrinkle release stuff. Does that actually work or am I wasting money?
I think the downy helps a lot..I spray it on the night before. It does depend on the fabric tho. I mean, linen slacks are not going to un-wrinkle but a t-shirt, cargos etc will be fine. You do have to tug at the item you are spraying a bit, and then I just let gravity do the rest on the hanger.
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I think the downy helps a lot..I spray it on the night before. It does depend on the fabric tho. I mean, linen slacks are not going to un-wrinkle but a t-shirt, cargos etc will be fine. You do have to tug at the item you are spraying a bit, and then I just let gravity do the rest on the hanger.
good to know! I'm a jeans tshirt cotton kinda gal so this should work for me!
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:24 AM   #14
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I put DD's items into gallon bags with the day written on it so anyone can help her get ready without a ton of questions. I sometimes roll and sometimes fold, depends in my mood.

I do suggest if you are taking more then 1checked bag for your party to put some clothes for everyone in each bag. I had never really done this, everyone had their own bag but lately DH has not been having good luck getting his bags (thankfully always on the return trip) and I decided I'd like to be sure we all have at least something to wear till the missing bag shows up.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:48 AM   #15
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I roll mine!

We don't have kids but I'm considering the gallon bag outfit approach just for myself - seems like a very organized, good idea!
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