Subject: Re: wrinkles...
We found that assembling our clothes on a per diem basis while packing makes things EXTREMELY easy during the travel. We stack underwear, socks, etc., on top of the shirt for that day and slip all into a large zip lock bag. We get the two gallon size and the shirt neatly folded with everything for that day except, pants, fit nicely (we put pajamas all in one bag as these may be worn more than one night during a trip). Once the air is squeezed out and the bag sealed, we lay them in the suitcase and use between things that cannot be put in a ziplock bag to keep them from wrinkling. Once on the trip, the clothes can be returned to the zip lock just the way they went in after worn. Then, there's no problem of what to do with the dirties. We put those in the bottom of the suitcase. This method also allows for rifling through the suitcase without creating a mare's nest in the suitcase as one may deal these bags like cards. We have done this many many times - even on extended travel where one may unpack. We leave our things in the zip locks and simply place them in the drawers that way. Again, rifling is easy - and once worn - they can be returned to the empty suitcase. Since I have hair down to my rear, I need headbands and the like. I include these in the daily zip lock and this cuts WAAAAY down on space needed for these things. It also saves loads of time each day as you don't have to figure out what to wear - just grab a bag, run for the shower, and - VOILA! - you're ready, lickity split. We have traveled for a month in ONE suitcase for both of us with a roll aboard for meds, a change of clothes in the event of - GOD FORBID - the suitcase takes a side trip without us, and various personal items needed on the plane, etc. We NEVER check these types of things and the roll aboard is easy to handle. Even if your journey includes transportation changes, one large pullman and one rollaboard is very easy to handle - even for one person - and doesn't require a red cap.

Try it - you'll like it... ;-) Sara Corpus Christi, Texas