Pack Your Suitcase Perfectly By Seeing It Like a Game of Tetris or Jenga

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  1. sobore
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    Packing efficiently saves you from having to lug around extra bags and being charged oppressive baggage fees. If you really want to get the most space efficiency out of your luggage, consider this new perspective on packing from someone used to almost living out of one, Shaun Huberts of the band Rococode: The easiest way to view your pack is to see it as a game of Tetris.

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    Holy cow. Who takes six pairs of jeans on a trip? :)
     
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    You're not married, correct? :D
     
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    Heh. I am married actually. But I fail to see the connection!
     
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    I leave for the airport with a medium size duffel bag, wife has two large suitcases and a carry-on.
    All for a 3-4 day trip. :eek::D
     
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    :);):eek::D:p
     
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    He is in a band. They always wear jeans. Plus, these days, all they wear are stalk-hugging skinny jeans. Six of those equals three for guys who enjoy freedom and their manhood
     
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    Ah, I went to Australia from Europe with hand luggage on my last trip. I got that, but the article was by a man...
     
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    Mrs DTWBOB and I have a rule -- if you want to take it, you pack it and then you carry it and we've learned to take just the stuff we need. Though if we know we're checking luggage, we'll cross pack a few items so that if a bag gets lost (and yes that does happen) .....

    There's one flaw that I've noticed in the method used in the book -- it assumes your roll on case will always face the same direction -- vertical -- yet when it goes in an overhead, it'll be horizontal and if/ when it's checked it'll go in whatever direction the airline puts it in and then there are the times it's in the trunk of a car.....

    I think I'll save 25 bucks and not bite.... <lol>

    DTWBOB.
     
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    Unfortunately I have status in OW which gives practically elephantine luggage possibiltiies. I never, ever check a bag in no matter what, unless I travel with my family. If me, my wife and son travel together, we get 192Kg of luggage allowance. I think my wife could use that on her own.
     
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    I used to be like that. Ration of worn to packed was about 1:4. I am now much better, but sometimes still panic that my suitcase is just not full enough and end up putting a few things "just in case". So I think I am at about 2:3.

     

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