Throughout our various roadtrips to visit with family or trips to just get out of town I feel I have mastered the art of packing. I will gloat a bit that I was able to fly from Georgia to New York with two children for a week stay on just 3 carry-on pieces of luggage. I found a space saving (along with time saving) idea a long time ago that has worked for me everytime. Roll, don't fold.
I started packing up clothes today and went right to my specific way of doing things. I group an outfit together, roll it all up and band it together. This saves room in the luggage and saves time when you're living out of a suitcase for a while. Instead of rummaging through a large suitcase for a pair of socks and making a mess, it will already be inside the rolled outfit. Natalie likes this because she can just grab her own outfit for the day and put herself together.
Elise came up with a different solution ...
... pack yourself wearing all the clothes you have. Besides the stink factor that would be sure to follow, it is an interesting idea.