Rolled clothing is the secret to successful last-minute packing–you’ll fit more into your luggage and it’s much faster than folding each item of clothing!
Start with the larger, heavier items like pants and sweaters. Roll each one and lay the rolled items into the center of your suitcase or duffel bag. Then, squeeze the smaller items (t-shirts, shorts, swimwear) in the spaces in between the larger items. You can also fit quite a few rolled-up smaller items around the sides of a suitcase.
To keep things fresh and neat, use tissue paper between layers of clothing and around delicates or light-colored items.