As I have said for years, My Vacation Lady is the queen of over packing.  We are always looking for great packing tips to help us be more efficient with packing.

  • Yes, we know how to ROLL our clothes instead of stacking.
  • Yes, we stuff socks, belts and more inside shoes.
  • Yes, we limit the size of the toiletries we bring.

But we still can’t get the hang of really being able to pack for a vacation or business trip in a carry on.

We just saw this idea and will try it for our next trip (a conference in Mexico in a few weeks)-   Bundle Packing.  According to, this is one of 7 ways to fit more stuff in your suitcase so I was intrigued.

Here is a diagram of how you do it but I’m so much better at actually seeing it, so click on this video to see it in action.













What is your best packing tip?  I’m leaving in about 2 weeks for a conference in the Riviera Maya and can use all the help I can get!

My Vacation Lady is great at planning vacations and dream honeymoons but packing– not so much.  So if you have a really great packing tip on how you can travel just using a carry on, please let us know.