Zip it shut, then add more
Closing your suitcase will compress everything inside, giving you more room to squeeze in last-minute items. Open it up and search for spots between other belongings or in corners.
Pick the right order
Start by packing your heavier clothing items such as jeans, then layer thinner shirts on top of them to make it easier to force your suitcase closed. Plus, leaving more delicate items near the top will keep the weight of bulkier clothes from squashing them and forming wrinkles. Here’s how to pack a suitcase in 30 minutes or less.