I consider myself a good packer. I make a list, pare it down to just the essentials, and stick to neutral colors so I can mix and match. Despite the confidence I have in my packing skills, I always get tripped up by the "roll versus fold" debate.
Back in May, the New York Times featured this flight attendant demonstrating her packing skills. She swears by the "rolling" mantra: roll pants, jackets, and shirts to reduce wrinkles and give you extra space in your bag. It's very convincing. My older sister-- the complete opposite kind of packer from me, i.e. stressed, packs too much-- now uses this method and seems to have gotten her packing situation under control.
But for some reason I'm not convinced. I always debate myself when it comes time to pack. Roll? Fold? Roll? Fold? I just don't believe that a rolled pair of pants fits better into a suitcase than a folded pair. So I fold. And for my current trip I was able to fit all this stuff (one week's worth) into a carry-on bag.
What method do you swear by? Roll or Fold?
The contents of my suitcase. One carry-on!
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