SWY Life Hacks: How to Pack a Suitcase

SWY Life Hacks: How to Pack a Suitcase

Packing a suitcase is a bit like cooking: Once you see the little tricks and tips that people who really know what they're doing use, everything changes. People who travel constantly, be it for work or fun, know that getting as much into a suitcase as possible without it all being a wrinkled mess upon landing is mission number one. 

So, whether you're a casual summer vacationer or an always-on-the-go traveler, you'll maximize your gear with this suitcase know-how:

Don't let the low-fi quality of this video deter you, as it's sped-up pack throws in all of the key space-saving tricks: Packing socks inside shoes, the jeans and shirts overlapping the ends, layering -- this is how you pack like a champ.

This video also utilizes the overlap method to extreme measures, and also incorporates some snazzy all-in-one holders that help keep toiletries and loose items all in one place.

If there's ever someone whose name is associated with tidy and precise, it's Martha Stewart. Some of her key tips? Using tissue paper to help shirts keep their fold and utilizing shoe bags for things other than shoes.

Real Simple offers the following wisdom: Roll tee shirts and jeans and place them on the bottom, then put folded items on top. A dry cleaning bag placed on top of the clothes helps keep everything intact.

Going somewhere that blazers or jackets are needed? You'll want to know this folding technique.