Monday, May 19, 2008

Packing Guru Knows When To Hold And How To Fold

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Packing a suitcase is an art.

Doug Dyment knows when to hold ’em and how to fold ’em when it comes to packing for a trip, and he teaches his techniques on his website

The packing guru says his gift comes from years of traveling, his hatred for checking bags at the airport, and his engineer’s mentality.

He says the fundamental idea in the art of light packing is knowing when to let go.

He explains, “Making a personal packing list limits what you can put in a bag, so you only hold on to what you need. You don’t want to drag around things you’ll never use for two weeks.”

Dyment also says rolling clothes is a packing myth, and recommends wrapping clothes into bundles because it takes up less space and won’t wrinkle clothes.

Other travel tips include nixing wheeled suitcases because they take up more space, cleaning your toilet at home before you go on a long trip to avoid weird “growth,” and packing your own travel smoke detector in case any fires break out.

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