Is Rolling Clothes Really The Best Way To Pack?

There’s a lot of advice out there that says rolling clothes is the best way to fit more in your suitcase. But is rolling clothes really the best way to pack? While fitting more in is one factor, we also need to make sure that your clothes are wrinkle-free and that you can find things in your luggage easily. Here we talk about the pros and cons of rolling your clothes and explore some alternatives that might be better for you.


The Positives of Rolling Your Clothes

Rolling your clothes in your suitcase will generally save space. This is because it squeezes air from between folds and makes the most use of available space.

If done correctly, rolling can also ensure less wrinkles in your clothes. However, if done the wrong way, or in a hurry, your clothes can become very creased. Luckily, there is some amazing advice out there on the best techniques to roll your clothes if you want to save space and reduce wrinkles. Check out this great video below. 

The Negatives of Rolling Your Clothes

While rolling clothes does generally save space, there are some drawbacks you can encounter. The first big one is time. To roll clothes properly, it can be a hassle. If you’ve got enough space in your bag, why not just take clothes that are already folded neatly and put them inside? Keeping things flat and compartmentalized also means they’re much easier to find on your travels.



Alternatives to Rolling Your Clothes

Option 1: Packing cubes

Packing cubes have risen in popularity in recent years. These amazing zip pouches help you save space and keep everything super organised. Put all your tops in one, all your bottoms in one, all your underwear in one, and all your electronics in one. When you reach your destination, slide your packing cubes directly into the hotel drawers. You won’t have to waste any time packing and unpacking your belongings. Midway through your holiday, you can also use packing cubes to separate your clean and dirty clothes. 

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Option 2: Compression sacks 

Compress your clothing to create up to 80% more room in your suitcase or backpack. Compression sacks compress items by allowing most of the air inside to be pushed out. They are popular among hikers and backpackers, particularly for their ability to compress a sleeping bag into a very small size. Travellers with lots of bulky winter clothing will also appreciate a load that is as compact as possible.

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