Why wrestle with your stuff? Line, lay, roll, and fold your way to a well-organized bag.
A suitcase looks spacious enough -- until you begin filling it. To learn how to pack like a pro, we enlisted three seasoned travelers. Martha Stewart, for one, protects shoes and loose items with felt bags. To keep dresses and suits wrinkle-free, Heather Poole, a flight attendant, lays them flat, then rolls shirts and sweaters to save space. And Brad John, co-owner of Flight 001, stows toiletries in accessible containers and places them on top. Use these ingenious strategies, and your zipper will thank you. "When you travel with just a carry-on, always use a hard case," says John. "It can't expand, so you won't overstuff it, and it will always fit the requirements." Rimowa "Salsa Deluxe 29" suitcase, hidesinshape.com.
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