02/08/2014 10:28 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Travel Tips: Compressing Your Packing With a Vacuum Cleaner


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Ever wanted to fit your winter packing into one carry-on? Here's how: Take your vacuum cleaner and put everything into a compression bag! You'll reduce your load by 80 percent. Simply place your clothes into compression bags and vacuum out the air. Compression bags allow you to fit more clothing into smaller spaces by reducing the amount of excess air. Magic! Now you can avoid the hassle of big bags and long lines. Take your bulkiest boots and coat on the flight with you, and you're good to go!