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Having trouble with clutter or fitting items in a suitcase? Try these space saving ideas!
Plan a Space
Create a few notes for how a room should look or what to pack. By knowing what to bring it can help with what not to bring. A lot like going grocery shopping with a list, it can help to make sure everything important is ready to go.
Use Multi-purpose Items
Multi-purpose items are a big space saver! Some to consider are:
- Items for Packing
- – socks: use them to protect small breakable items. They are great for a souvenir or small electronics
- – laptop: if you have a few sheets of paper for a document, a laptop can double as a folder
- – umbrella: try searching for a multi-function umbrella, this umbrella is a flashlight (just for fun this one turns into a projection screen!)
Make the most of a room or suitcase by maximizing every item and using items to reduce clutter.
Fold clothes efficiently and try using space bags for ones you do not use often. Don’t forget about stacking items vertically in crates or a bookshelf. Hanging storage that attaches or goes next to a wall can help with storage without taking too much space. Overall, when thinking about a room or suitcase, make sure to ask, “Do I want to keep this?”