How to Pack T-Shirts Like a Boss

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In honor of our impending flight on Thursday, here is a quick tutorial I learned about in college (from an ex-boyfriend, no less...who says they aren't useful?) that has helped keep packing sane and organized.  Instead of having random shirts stuffed here and there among everything else in your suitcase, you can keep them tightly folded to make room for other items in your suitcase.

Bonus: it's also a lot easier to quickly scan through which shirt you want to wear that day without having to dig through a stack of shirts stuffed at random throughout your luggage.

What you need:

  • Wrinkly* t-shirt. 
  • At least one hand. Preferably two. (Sorry, double amputees.)
  • A flat surface. 

*Okay, fine, the "wrinkly" part is optional. Go easy on me, guys, I am in a foreign country so I can do whatever I want...right??

Step 1: Lay your t-shirt face down on a flat surface of your choice.

I won't bother explaining this step, because hopefully it is self-explanatory. If not, you should probably just assume that this tutorial may be too difficult for you and just give up now.

Step 2: Fold the hem of your t-shirt under.

I usually go for about 2 - 2 1/2 inches, but depending on your shirt, you may want a larger or smaller tuck.

Step 3: Fold your t-shirt in thirds.

It should only be about the width of the collar--about 5-6 inches. Make sure you keep the tucked under part...well...tucked under.

Step 4: Roll up your t-shirt.

You, dear reader, can use two hands instead of one because you don't have to take a picture of it whilst rolling. Or maybe you DO have to take a picture of it, or you only have one hand on account of being an amputee, in which case, one hand will suffice.

Roll the t-shirt starting at the collar and moving toward the tucked under part.

Once it's all rolled up, flip the tucked under part over the rest of the t-shirt, like so:

And voila! Instead of a loose, t-shirty, hot mess in your suitcase, you will now have order and organization beyond your wildest dreams.

It works well with pretty much any type of t-shirt, so you can experiment away to your little heart's content and see what works best for you.

You are welcome for enlightening your medieval packing ways.