There are as many ways to pack a suitcase as there are types of suitcases. But there are certain tips and tricks that can help you pack that travel bag to ensure a maximum use of space, and to minimize wrinkling and creasing. Follow these handy guidelines and there will rarely be a time when you will need to bring along any bag that can’t be put into an overhead compartment.

The most important thing to keep in mind when packing is to minimize what you’re taking with you. Wedding trips and some business trips will require the addition of a garment bag, but if you’re not burdened with a bunch of meetings or a big event to get dressed for, there’s no reason why you can’t fit your clothing into one small rolling suitcase, with a laptop backpack as an overflow backup.

The key is to pack for one week. This video will show you the best way to fit a weeks worth of items into one small bag!