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Old 06-16-2005, 09:00 PM   #1
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Hey t-punks

I've been packing and unpacking my clothes for a few days now.... you know, to see if I can stuff it all in. But my clothes....shorts and shirts especially...seem to always be wrinkles no matter how I pack them.

Is there a way around this??? I doubt i'll have access to an ironing board in europe....

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Roll 'em!

Also, you can get those compression bags - I thought they'd wrinkle my clothes to hell, but I used them on my last trip and everything stayed remarkably in tact.
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I agree, I roll my clothes, and who really cares if theyre all crushed? After you wear a shirt for 4 days in a row it'll be part of your skin. Thats me all packed, im sure ive packed too many clothes, but hey! Ill learn the hard way.
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Rolling works great, and if you've got something that gets especially wrinkled, try rolling it around a piece of tissue paper. I'm not sure why this works, and don't bother when I'm backpacking, but it does work for nicer things on ritzier trips.
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rolling eh....yeah i roll everything, but rolling doesn't seem to make it any better. Maybe i'm rolling wrong...

tissue paper eh? I'll give that one a try...

and btw... LEAVING IN TWO DAYS!!! WOOHOOOO!!!
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You can also try rolling your 'best' clothes around a core of some sort - like your toiletries kit or a tightly rolled hooded sweatshirt. Other people swear by packing envelopes/cubes, but in all honesty I haven't tried those yet.
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In case you don't succeed in not wrinkling your clothes, here is a thread started a few months ago that could be useful !

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thanks, that's a great thread.
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FIRST TRIP (2005): FIRST EUROTRIP EVER! UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Holland
SECOND TRIP (2007): First Solo Trip! Greece, Turkey, Syria, Spain
2008: China (Beijing, Shanghai, Yangshuo) ...right before the Olympics!
2009: Japan & HK, Southern Spain
[size=1]2010: All over Lebanon, Ibiza (Spain), Oktoberfest (Germany), Thailand.
2011: India (Goa), Jordan, Jerusalem, San Sebastian (Spain), Amsterdam (again), London, Driving from Vancouver to L.A. (stopping in Portland, Seattle, San Fran and all the little stops), Montpellier (France), Geneva and Lausanne (Switzerland)

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