Frequent fliers don't like to admit it, but packing can be tricky – especially if you don't have a strategy. Tired of walking around foreign cities in oddly creased pants and paying fees at check in, we reached out to packing expert Anne McAlpin, who gave us some tips on how to put our luggage to good use.
Use a Divider
"If you're looking at your suitcase with all your heavy items in there, you don't want to put your pants on top of that because they're going to get wrinkled," McAlpin says. She recommends adding a divider – a placemat, piece of cardboard, or flat object – before putting in anything you plan on folding. The divider will also help with unpacking. "When you have that piece of cardboard in the center, you can reach in and take all your clothing out in one group."
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