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10 Tips for Packing Light


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Pack Tight

The tighter and flatter you can get your stuff inside your bag, the more space you'll have for more stuff. Rolling, or better yet, bundle-wrapping your clothes, in which you wrap garments tightly around a central core object, will do the trick. For some detailed instructions on bundle-wrapping, check out travel expert Doug Dyment's Web site [source: Dyment]. Julie Morgenstern, author of "Organizing From the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Organizing Your Home, Your Office, and Your Life" recommends another nifty approach: Compartmentalize by using a set of fabric-mesh packing cubes, which you can buy for less than $30 online [source: Morgenstern].