Travel Tip – Rolling

I’m a planner, a list maker, a re-packer and a roller. I’ll be living out of a suitcase for the next seven months as I embark on my first round the world trip (or as I call it, “tour of awesomeness”).

This is the result of my attempt at packing light or at least compactly!

The final tally for my clothes (except bottoms) are:

  • 4x singlets
  • 6x tops
  • 6x shirts
  • 4x dresses
  • 2x pyjamas
  • 3x cardigans (plus a puffy purple jacket and a blue hoodie)

I’ve had plenty of practice rolling my clothes and I can be a bit OCD when it comes to creases. I probably culled my clothes only a few times before I packed the final 25. I packed my clothes a couple of days before we left and was so stoked that the film turned out ok and that I didn’t need to repack this cube!

At the end of the day, I know I can buy clothes if I ever need to, but I’m keeping that as my “get out of jail free” card and don’t really want to use it. Frankly, I’d rather spend my money on food or maybe just one more pair of shoes 🙂

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Travel Tip – Rolling
1. Decide what tops you’re going to bring*
2. Go through your pile and cull. Repeat.
3. Roll your tops into travel cubes (or straight into your suitcase).
Result: You know exactly what you’re bringing and they look so darn cute all lined up nicely.

* Bring clothes that you will actually wear, ones you can easily mix and match together or with your scarves. Bring light layers, clothes that can face the wrath of the laundromats, are suitable, practicable and above all comfortable! 


The making – I filmed the entire sequence of 253 frames on my iPhone 4S in one go. It was super fun but quite time consuming so I’m glad I didn’t have to do a second take. My iPhone was on a glif attached to a tripod and I used the super simple app, Frameographer. I used Final Cut Pro X to add the soundtrack, text and barely needed to edit because Frameographer is that good!

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