Flight attendant's easy packing tip to fit '12 to 14 days' worth of clothes in a carry-on'

For flight attendants, packing their suitcases is just part of going to work, so they know a thing or two about making the most of the space. One crew member revealed to a passenger their top tip to fit up to two weeks of clothes in hand luggage.

Posting to a Reddit forum under the username Phxflyer, the passenger said the flight attendant had told them to always roll their clothes.

They explained: “Definitely roll your clothes.

“I can get between 12 to 14 days’ worth of clothes in a carry-on rolling bag if I roll, slightly less in the winter.

“A flight attendant told me about it and I’ve been doing it for a while now.”

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The rolling method has long been touted as the ultimate way to get more into your bags.

This tried and tested packing technique has even been referred to as a “life hack for packing a suitcase” by Reddit users.

One user posting under the named Frecklesfunn said: “Roll up everything, in full outfits.

“I put a full outfit on the bed from longest to shortest article of clothing and then roll it up.

How to properly roll clothes for packing

Experts from Travel and Leisure say the key is to practise something called “Ranger Rolling”.

They explained: “To properly roll your clothes, lay the item of clothing out flat.

“Then fold the bottom two inches of the item inside out so it creates a type of pocket along one side of the clothing.

“From the opposite end, roll the item tightly until you get to the pocket you’ve created.

“Fold one side of the pocket over the roll, securing it tightly.”

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