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10 Tips for Packing Light


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Pack a Little Detergent
If you've got meetings with different people, you can wear the same suit twice.
If you've got meetings with different people, you can wear the same suit twice.
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If you can spare 10 minutes a night to wash your socks, underwear and shirts or blouses in your hotel room, you can save a lot of space in your suitcase. You can make the job easier by picking up a few pairs of special quick-dry, nylon and spandex garments, such as underwear, T-shirts or tank-top blouses, from a specialty travel-clothing retailer. Advertising executive and frequent traveler Bruce Turkel recommends washing your stuff in the shower, rolling it into a towel, and then stomping up and down on it to squeeze out the excess water before you hang it to dry [source: Hanks].