How to roll clothes for packing to save space and reduce wrinkles

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Rolled clothes nestled in a packing cube

Do You Struggle With Packing Clothes?

I Hear You

If this is you, don’t worry, because you are not alone. Taking wrinkly clothes out of your bag is always a disappointment. Instead of being excited to wear an outfit, wrinkles can make you self-conscious about it.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Everyone deserves to look their best while traveling.

There is a Better Way

Hi, my name is Luigi Rausch and when I travel I always roll my clothes for packing. Now, my clothes take up less space and are wrinkle-resistant. Ensuring that I have more than enough room in my bag for my gear and that I am always looking my best.

The Packing Clothes Plan

1

Save space and prevent wrinkles by rolling your clothes for your next trip

2

Create more room for the rest of your travel gear

3

Take out an outfit and look great

Don't Fold, Roll Your Clothes

Known by a few names such as Ranger Roll, the Military Roll, or the Burrito Roll, rolling your clothes is the best way you can pack to reduce wrinkles and maximize space.

More Space. Less Wrinkles.

Rolled items can be packed tightly into your bag or packing cube’s corners and sides. Plus, this method will drastically reduce wrinkles and prevent those hideous creases that can occur while traveling.

Let's Roll.

Now I am going to teach you step-by-step how to roll t-shirts, jeans, dresses, and more; however, ranger rolling works on almost any casual clothing. Click through the tabs below to get started!

How to Roll Clothes (Step-By-Step)


Lay shirt out on the ground with front-facing up

Invert and fold the bottom of your shirt 3-4 inches to make a cuff


Fold the right side one third inward and fold the sleeve backwards on itself


Fold the left side inward overtop the right side and fold the sleeve backwards on itself


Start rolling tightly from the top down


Continue rolling until you reach the end


Once you roll to the end, pull and fold the cuff from step 2 back overtop the roll


The cuff is used to keep the roll together and this completes the roll


BEST T-SHIRTS FOR TRAVEL



Lay pants out on the ground with the zipper facing up

Zip-up zipper and button button

Invert and fold the top of your pants 3-4 inches to make a cuff

Fold the right side inward so it lines up where the zipper would be

Fold the left side inward so it lines up where the zipper would be, both folds should be touching

With pant legs, on top of each other, start tightly rolling from the bottom up

Continue rolling until you reach the end

Once you roll to the end, pull and fold the cuff from step 3 back overtop the roll

The cuff is used to keep the roll together and this completes the roll


BEST PANTS FOR TRAVEL


Lay dress out on the ground with front-facing up

Fold the bottom of your dress about two-thirds dress length overtop and inward

Fold the new bottom of dress 4-5 inches underneath the dress

The fold should now be behind the dress

Fold the right side one third inward towards the center

Fold the left side inward overtop the right side

Start rolling tightly from the top down

Continue rolling until you reach the end

Once you roll to the end, pull the fold from step 3 back overtop the roll

The fold is used to keep the roll together and this completes the roll


BEST DRESSES FOR TRAVEL


Lay both socks out on the ground

Place one sock over top the other

Fold the top of the sock on top 2-3 inches underneath itself, sandwiching it between the two

The fold should now be behind the top sock and on top of the bottom sock

Start rolling tightly from the bottom up

Continue rolling until you reach the end

Insert fingers inside the cuff opening of the back sock and pullover top and around the roll

The cuff is used to keep the roll together and this completes the roll


BEST SOCKS FOR TRAVEL


Lay underwear out on the ground with front-facing up

Invert and fold the top of your underwear 2-3 inches to make a cuff

Fold the right side one third inward towards the center

Fold the left side inward overtop the right side

Start rolling tightly from the bottom up

Once you roll to the end, pull and fold the cuff from step 2 back overtop the roll

The cuff is used to keep the roll together and this completes the roll


BEST UNDERWEAR FOR TRAVEL


Congratulations 🎉

By ranger rolling your clothes, you can now focus more on your trip and less on wrinkles. Your clothes will look great right out of your bag, guaranteeing that you will always look your best.

Pack Wrinkle-Resistant Fabrics

If you’d like to prevent wrinkles even further, then merino wool clothing is for you. Because the elasticity of the wool fibers, they are naturally wrinkle-resistant. These fibers are coiled like little springs. This quite literally allows wool clothes to easily spring back to their original smooth shape after removing them from your bag.

If you’d like to learn more about merino wool and it’s many other travel benefits, then read my post “How to travel with less clothes while looking and smelling fresh” now.

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One Response

  1. OMG Luigi, this is Awesome info!! 👏♥️ Love the illustrations!!! Who knew that ranger rolling clothes could save so much space and reduce wrinkles!

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