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Rolling T-Shirts To Save Space When Packing

One of the biggest challenges when doing any type of travelling is packing your suitcase. In fact, properly packing is practically an art form. Many seasoned travelers have their own pattern of packing down to a system that they either love and totally rely on or are continually looking to improve upon.

Anytime you are packing, space is a premium. It’s always easier to find extra things to bring along or even to use smaller luggage if you pack efficiently enough and have extra space, but more often than not, the opposite is true. You pick out the things you want to pack and begin putting them in a suitcase only to find that you run out of space and need to remove things or move to a bigger bag or additional bags to accommodate all the original items. Luckily there are techniques that will help you to save space while packing, so you can get the most in your luggage and be ready for anything.

The absolute best space saving tip when packing is to roll your T-shirts, and other clothing too, before placing them in the suitcase. By folding the sleeves inward and then rolling the T-shirt into a tight cylinder you will find that you can fit tons of T-shirts in your luggage. Rolled T-shirts also make it easy to see at a glance which shirts you have on hand. They can all be placed side by side, so when you are putting together an outfit, it is easy to grab the right color. You’ll never again have to search through stacks of folded T-shirts searching for the one you need.

Another bonus which comes from rolling T-shirts for packing is that it reduces wrinkling. Rolled T-shirts stay looking good and don’t form the creases and wrinkles that folded ones do, while in a suitcase. This means you can just pull a T-shirt out of your bag, put it on and go. You don’t have to worry about taking the extra time to iron it.

T-shirts are an absolute lifesaver when travelling. They travel easily, are absorbent and comfortable. They are easily washed and require very little in extra care. They can be mixed and matched for a variety of different looks. You can dress T-shirts up for a special event. They are also perfectly suitable for the most casual of times, when working out or even for sleeping. Make sure that when you travel you carry a good selection of T-shirts with you.

Rolling Your T-Shirt Is a Great Way to Go

Of all the different methods of preparing your t-shirts for storage or packing, you might find that rolling them is the best. Folding t-shirts can have its disadvantages, especially the tendency to create creases in the t-shirt. Also, folding t-shirts is not the most practical method when you need to pack them in a suitcase.

But there are many good reasons why rolling t-shirts is such a good method. First, rolling t-shirts saves space. Also, rolling them can help prevent wrinkles when packing. When stored in a dresser drawer or open shelf in your closet, t-shirts that are rolled look really neat and uniform. Rolling works especially well for t-shirts, because they’re made of a thin, stretchy fabric. This method doesn’t work as well for bulkier items or stiffer fabrics such as jeans or sweatshirts.

The best way to roll a t-shirt is to follow these steps:
1) Lay the t-shirt on a clear surface with the front of the t-shirt down
2) Fold each sleeve towards the center of the t-shirt so that it’s shaped like a rectangle
3) Roll the t-shirt from bottom hem to neckline, making sure to keep it even and tight
4) You now have a neatly rolled t-shirt, which you can keep as is, or secure with a rubber band around the middle in order to ensure that it won’t unroll in your luggage.

It is possible to stack many t-shirts or t-shirts and other items of clothing in one big bundle, and roll them all together. However, the most practical way to roll t-shirts is to roll each t-shirt individually. That way, if you’re on vacation, and you just need to get one t-shirt from your luggage, you only need to unroll that one. Otherwise, you’d have to unroll, restack, and re-roll all the clothing in the bundle. Also, when you roll each t-shirt individually, you can take advantage of little pockets of space in your luggage that might otherwise be wasted. As a result, rolling t-shirts can go long way towards helping you be able to carry a smaller suitcase or fewer pieces of luggage.

However, if you’re preparing for a long trip, and plan on unpacking your suitcase once you get to your destination, it can work well to roll your t-shirts and other clothing in bigger bundles. This method works especially well if you roll a bundle of items that are the same size, such as several t-shirts. When you want to roll t-shirts in a large bundle, with other t-shirts or different garments, one way you can protect them even further from wrinkling is by placing the whole bundle in a large garment bag before rolling.

There are lots of gadgets on the market to help you save space and prevent your clothes from wrinkling in your suitcase. But once you know how to roll your t-shirt, you have a great way to save space and prevent wrinkling that’s easy and completely free.