Need to pack some jeans for your Bank Holiday weekend away?
Don’t faff about with folding them into a neat square – you know the second you pick up your suitcase your clothes will wriggle their way around and be a complete mess when you unpack at your hotel.
Instead, pack jeans and trousers with the army roll.
LaJoy Lampkin tweeted a video of her stepfather folding clothes this week, to show everyone the easy hack for packing away jeans.
In the video, her stepfather makes sure to leave one leg out when rolling up a pair of jeans. Once the jeans are rolled, he tucks them inside that leg, creating a little packed sausage that won’t come loose in your suitcase.
It’s a simple trick that we can all remember next time it comes to packing a bag.
And there’s a bonus: the army roll also helps to minimise creases and wrinkles, so it’s ideal for trousers of any fabric.
You can use the same technique for long-sleeved tops – just leave out a sleeve in place of a leg.
Many people will already know the army roll. It’s widely used by members of the Army (hence the name) and Navy, so if you know a service member, you’ll know this trick. It’s also known as the ranger roll, military fold, and skivvy roll.
LaJoy said her stepdad served in the US Navy for 26 years, but this was the first time she’d seen anyone fold up trousers in this way.
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