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Minimize woes and maximize space with this easy trick.

There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to cram your favorite pair of jeans into an already-stuffed suitcase. Seriously, how is it that even the skinniest pairs of skinny jeans seem so much bigger when it comes time to pack them?

Luckily, Today Style has shared a brilliant packing hack to help minimize woes and maximize space. Read on to learn more and get packing!

WATCH: How to Pack a Suitcase

Jeans:

  1. Start by laying the jeans flat and folding them in half lengthwise.
  2. Next, lift one pant leg and fold it up diagonally at the knee.
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  1. Roll pants starting at the waist, leaving the diagonal piece out.
  2. Finally, tuck the rolled denim into the extra pant leg, and voila!

 

 

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Sweaters:

  1. Begin by laying the sweater flat and cuffing the bottom hem.
  2. Next, crisscross the sleeves making an X across the front of the shirt.

 

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  1. Fold the sweater into thirds lengthwise.
  2. Now, fold the sweater into thirds again.
  3. Lastly, tuck everything into the folded hem.

 

Watch a video demo at Today.com and try it out before your next trip. Your suitcase will thank you!